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Strata Identity Named a “Cool Vendor” for 2020 by Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Selects Identity Orchestration Startup for Ability to “Lift and Shift” On-Premises Systems to Modern Cloud Architectures

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BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 18, 2020 — Strata Identity, the distributed multi-cloud identity orchestration company, today announced it was named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Cool Vendors in Identity Access Management and Fraud Detection report. In the report, Gartner analysts evaluate interesting vendors that offer innovative uses of technology to help organizations move infrastructure and applications to the cloud.

According to Gartner, “Although many applications are now cloud-native, moving legacy to the cloud can present challenges. The identity management data models expected by legacy are not necessarily those that are native to the cloud. Therefore, providing an architecture that enables lift-and-shift, with minimal application reengineering, is highly desirable…. security and risk management leaders responsible for identity and access management and fraud detection should adopt an identity architecture consistent with modern cloud architecture, but make contingency plans to migrate legacy applications. Lifting and shifting them to the cloud will typically require additional IAM support through IAM data abstraction layers, mapping, and synchronization.1

“We are honored to be acknowledged as a Cool Vendor by Gartner. We see this as validation of how we help organizations shift existing applications from on-premises to cloud infrastructures, while removing much of the pain and manual effort from migrations, and allowing legacy identity infrastructure to be decommissioned earlier,” said Eric Olden, CEO of Strata Identity. “We make it possible for customers to manage identity and access consistently across multiple silos, unify on-premises and cloud-based identity, and seamlessly modernize legacy identity technologies for the cloud.”

Strata Identity’s approach has also garnered interest from Microsoft, which nominated Strata to the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association for its integration with Azure Active Directory. Strata’s Identity Fabric and Maverics Identity Orchestrator enable secure hybrid access to on-premises apps by cloud users and unifies existing Active Directory deployments with cloud-based Azure Active Directory. Strata also allows customers to break vendor lock-in and accelerate the migration from legacy identity systems such as Symantec SiteMinder and Oracle Access Manager to Azure Active Directory.

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Strata’s Identity Fabric and Maverics Identity Orchestrator deliver a unique distributed identity management architecture that allows enterprises to transition on-premises applications to the cloud seamlessly. This helps customers break the decades-old lock-in that has prevented a broader transition of enterprise workloads in to public cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Strata makes it easy for customers to simply [lift & shift] and thereby future-proof the way apps consume identity and strengthen the authentication and access control process.

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1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in Identity Access Management and Fraud Detection, 5 October 2020, by Jonathan Care, Akif Khan, Tricia Phillips, Felix Gaehtgens.