Ignition launch fresh platform
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Ignition Identity Platform combines the best-of-breed elements from Ignition’s portfolio of five Identity-focused vendor partners, including BeyondTrust, to enable rapid and seamless entry into the fast growing Identity market for UK channel partners. The platform consists of five major solution vendors: SailPoint, Okta, Duo, BeyondTrust and Bitglass. Together these…
Ignition Technology has launched its end-to-end Identity Platform after signing a new UK VAD agreement with BeyondTrust, Privileged Access Management (PAM) provider.
The Ignition Identity Platform combines the best-of-breed elements from Ignition’s portfolio of five Identity-focused vendor partners, including BeyondTrust, to enable rapid and seamless entry into the fast growing Identity market for UK channel partners.
The platform consists of five major solution vendors: SailPoint, Okta, Duo, BeyondTrust and Bitglass. Together these cover Identity and Access Management (IAM), PAM, Single Sign-On, Authentication and Cloud Access Brokerage. Each solution brings unique features with little overlap in functionality.
Together they provide an end-to-end Identity platform that fundamentally de-risks the selection and evaluation process that partners (and enduser organisations) would otherwise have to pursue; demystifying the Identity market and satisfying customer Identity needs.
Ignition Technology Chief Strategy Officer Sean Remnant said: “Identity is rapidly maturing as a key business issue for mid-market organisations; especially since Gartner ranked PAM its no.1 priority security project for CISOs in 2019.
"PAM is an essential solution in its own right, but increasingly forms part of a wider customer engagement about the whole Identity challenge. We are delighted to bring BeyondTrust into the fold as the final piece of the Platform jigsaw; a widely respected PAM market leader with its own technology alliances already in place with vendors from our existing portfolio.
"Most crucially of all, BeyondTrust, and its PAM technology, is very channel friendly, hence its support for our Platform initiative to simplify and accelerate Identity opportunities for reseller partners.”
The complex nature of Identity projects has traditionally made PAM project opportunities the preserve of large consultancy firms targeting major corporations in finance and related sectors.
Today, with mid-market customers across the board increasing their demand for these solutions, analysts forecast the global market opportunity to be worth £11.5bn currently, rising to as much as £35bn by 2021 (IAM alone will be worth £11.5bn by 2021). “There is a fantastic opportunity for committed partners who engage with our Platform approach and take advantage of our commercial and technical support around Identity solutions and value-added services,” added Remnant.
BeyondTrust Director of Channels and Alliances EMEA Tobie Kottman said: “The decision to appoint Ignition and adopt a two-tier strategy is key to our UK channel approach, which we believe will accelerate revenue growth through closer engagement with a cohort of select partners.
"We found Ignition to have a compelling and credible understanding of the Identity stack; they speak our language and share a bold outlook on the huge Identity and PAM opportunities emerging from the UK mid-market. BeyondTrust’s PAM solutions are already widely deployed alongside other Ignition Identity vendor solutions. We are pleased to extend this collaboration via Ignition’s Identity Platform and look forward to converting a strong pipeline of business across target verticals.”
With its Identity Platform, Ignition has brought together the fundamental building blocks of the ideal Identity architecture. The individual elements of the Platform have been carefully selected according to the following criteria:
- Proven pedigree in deployment and operation
- Recognised by respected third parties
- Validated interoperability to form an end-to-end reference architecture