The 5 Best IAM Solutions In West Africa

March 11, 2021 | by: David Kodjani

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) market is undergoing significant changes as behavioral analysis and zero trust become an increasingly important part of access management products.

More users than ever are accessing applications remotely, so limiting the access of remote employees, partners and customers is critical. A product single sign-on static (SSO) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) will not reduce it at the enterprise level, where the cost of a breach is high. These costs can include data loss, intellectual property theft, damaged customer trust and reputation, incident response costs, and downtime. Here are the top 5 IAM solutions available in West Africa:


Cisco’s acquisition of Duo Security in 2018 gave the network giant a strong presence in both IAM and zero trust. With its Tetration micro segmentation technology, SD-Access framework and NAC identity services solution, Cisco is perhaps the only vendor to cover IAM, zero trust, micro segmentation and access control. to the network. The company's large portfolio places it in a unique position to be a player in the evolution of access management and the zero trust market. Cisco's IAM solution is based on:

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) enables a dynamic and automated approach to policy enforcement that simplifies the provision of highly secure network access control. ISE allows software-defined access and automates network segmentation in IT and OT environments.
  • Cisco SD-Access, a solution within Cisco DNA, defines a uniform, policy-based network structure that meets business needs for security, automation, and assurance.


Oracle has developed a strong suite of identity and access management products spanning the cloud and on-premises. Contextual access products integrate with a wide range of applications, servers and systems, including custom applications. It scores high for ease of deployment, authentication and access management, single sign-on and support, and user perception of value is above average. The Oracle solutions are divided into 5 products:

  • Oracle Identity Cloud Service provides next-generation security and identity management that is cloud native and designed to be an integral part of an enterprise security solution, providing access control and security for applications
  • Identity and Access Management Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an integrated identity solution that allows businesses to control who has access to cloud resources, what type of access they have, and what they can access.
  • Oracle access management Seamlessly integrates your identities and systems to secure access from anywhere, anytime, by any method by providing risk-sensitive end-to-end user authentication and single sign-on (SSO).
  • Oracle Identity Governance has been recognized as one of the industry's most comprehensive identity governance solutions, offering user administration, privileged account management, and identity intelligence, coupled with rich analytics for actionable insights.
  • Oracle Directory Services provides an integrated directory solution for your business deployments, designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, and social environments.


Okta has long been a leader in access management, authentication and single sign-on. With a simple and easy to manage SaaS approach, Okta offers users a way to implement IAM and zero trust without too much complexity. Behavioral tracking is a plus, and the product offers a number of authentication options including multi-factor, single sign-on and biometric. Based on workforce identity, customer identity and platform


Acquired in 2020 by CyberArk, Idaptive offers single sign-on, multi-factor authentication and lifecycle management. identities for employees, third parties, endpoints, mobile devices and consumer users. Behavior analysis sets a baseline for users and can trigger alerts and access changes when abnormal behavior is detected. Idaptive gets solid marks for its capabilities, value, ease of deployment, and support. It is one of the best products on the market for adaptive access control.


IBM Security Verify Access users are generally satisfied with the capabilities of the solution. The software product generally offers better functionality than the SaaS product, but IBM gets solid marks from users across the board, even in terms of price, where it ranks in the top half of IAM products. Its advanced features are also very popular with users. IBM solutions are:

  • Access management Makes logging in easier for users and secure for the business with single sign-on and risk-based multi-factor authentication. With new adaptive access controls, it is possible to harness the industry's deepest risk information for smarter, AI-powered authentication.
  • Identity and consumer access management allows you to design engaging, modern and secure digital experiences for external users, whether they are customers, prospects or citizens. And also to align the business to properly capture, manage and administer a consumer identity program.
  • Privileged Access Management helps protect and manage access to the company's privileged accounts with professional password security and privileged access management. Easily discover, secure and manage privileged account passwords to protect the business from abuse and misuse.
  • Governance and administration of identities, with this solution it is possible to grant confidently and securely access rights and rights within a company. Supply, audit and report on user access and activity.

The digital age has advantages but also disadvantages such as cyber attacks. Fortunately, we have amazing solutions to fight against these attacks. Any company worthy of the name and aware of the value of this data must set up a powerful security system.

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