By William Jepma, Solutions Review
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solutions provide necessary identity security for customer-facing enterprises and their customers. These solutions offer many of the same protections as an employee-oriented Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, including defenses against credential abuse, identity theft, Single Sign-On, authentication protocols, and Active Directory.
However, CIAM solutions have to face challenges different than those faced by traditional identity management solutions. An IAM platform only needs to provide strong identity security throughout the login process and across business processes, so convenience can (and often does) take a back seat. Meanwhile, CIAM must juggle security demands with customer needs, which look different from employees. As such, CIAM providers need to offer capabilities that provide a streamlined user experience alongside reliable, secure identity management.
With that in mind, the Solutions Review editors compiled a list of top CIAM providers to help your company find the best solution for its needs. The list is organized alphabetically.