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IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) Is Now IBM Security Verify Access

By Michael Keane posted Mon June 08, 2020 06:53 PM


The IBM identity and access management products have continued to modernize and scale to provide the industry's most comprehensive IAM solution, a key pillar to any Zero Trust strategy. To raise visibility that our platform is a modernized and comprehensive portfolio, we are excited to unify under a single brand: IBM Security Verify. The heart of our mission is to provide smart identity for the hybrid multicloud world.

IBM Security Verify Access, formerly IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM), is IBM’s long-standing access management solution that aggregates dynamic user, device, and environmental context to automate risk protection and continuously authenticate any user to any resource. It can be deployed on-premises, in a virtual or hardware appliance or containerized with Docker. Version 10 of Verify Access offers several new improvements across hybrid multicloud support, modernized user experience, and specific product use cases.

Regardless of where an organization is on their unique journey to cloud, certain on-premises applications are sticking around for the long term. To enable the migration of workloads and support a hybrid multicloud environment, the IBM Application Gateway is a lightweight reverse proxy that extends the authentication experience provided by IBM Security Verify or IBM Security Verify Access to any web application. With a simplified deployment and configuration process, the IBM Application Gateway provides a straightforward method of securing legacy applications.

V10 also delivers usability benefits with a modernized user interface. From improved “look and feel” to better notification handling, the new UI details aim to streamline users’ product interactions.

 Verify Access UI


Finally, Verify Access continues to iterate on capabilities across the stack. In V10, the Advanced Access Control module adds support for branching, enabling use cases like progressive profiling, selective account migration, or incorporating multiple MFAs into a single policy. And from native JSON web token support to financial-grade API (FAPI) open banking support, features were upgraded platform-wide. For a full list, check out the What's New section of the Verify Access Knowledge Center.

Introducing IBM Security Verify Access – Smart Identity for a Hybrid Multicloud World

We believe a smart approach to IAM will support hybrid multicloud environments, offer modernized user experiences, and continuously iterate and improve to help support even niche use cases.

While this first roll-out of IAM rebranding began with IBM Cloud Identity and IBM Security Access Manager becoming IBM Security Verify and IBM Security Verify Access respectively, other parts of our portfolio will join them soon, coupled with new capability. We are energized to continue working with you on your IAM modernization journey to provide a frictionless and secure experience for every user.