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Identity and Access Management
Ping Identity named a Leader in Access Management
Ping Identity has been named a leader in the 2022 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report for Access Management. 
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Cloud
Microsoft Entra - the new branch for identity and access solutions
Microsoft launches its new Microsoft Entra product family and announces three new solutions: Permissions Management, Verified ID and Identity Governance.
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Cloud
BeyondTrust integrates Password Safe solution with SailPoint
BeyondTrust has announced the integration of BeyondTrust Password Safe with SailPoint identity security offerings.
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Data Protection
FiVerity, Fortanix and Intel launch fraud prevention initiative
“Confidential Computing is an initiative that requires leaders across the hardware and software industries in order to be successful."
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HID Global
HID Global launches the new OMNIKEY Secure Element
HID Global has introduced the OMNIKEY Secure Element, the first offering in its planned embedded and desktop reader portfolio.
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Hybrid Cloud
Attivo Networks expands identity infrastructure for Azure AD
The capabilities add hybrid environment support and provide remediation guidance for on-premises, cloud, and managed AD environments.
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Artificial Intelligence
SentinelOne to acquire Attivo Networks, bringing identity to XDR
SentinelOne has agreed to acquire Attivo Networks to extend its AI-powered prevention, detection, and response capabilities to identity-based threats.
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Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks expands Active Directory Protection portfolio
Attivo Networks has expanded its Active Directory Protection portfolio, adding capabilities to detect identity-based attacks at the domain controller.
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Secure Code Warrior
The growing importance of establishing effective API security
Cybercriminals have tended to focus on acquiring user credentials to maximise their ability to traverse targeted IT infrastructures.
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Online verification
Main invests in verification specialist as demand grows
Main Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in InnoValor, the creator of ReadID - a global, mobile identity verification software provider using NFC.
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Microsoft
Not enough businesses have authentication protection - Microsoft
When it comes to our world online, protecting and defending our most valuable digital asset - our identity - is vital.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
GBG acquires identity verification and anti-money laundering firm Cloudcheck
GBG Group, a specialist in digital location, identity and identity fraud software, has announced that it has acquired Verifi Identity Services Limited, commonly known as Cloudcheck.
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Customer experience
Excellent CX requires first party data and robust strategies, survey finds
Brands must look at managing their data collection strategies, investment strategies, and deploying improvement in their identity management practices to reach, engage, and retain customers moving forward.
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Cybersecurity
HID Global outlines several trends set to reshape the security industry in 2022 and beyond
With more than 30 years in the industry, HID Global is in a unique position to identify key enablers, disruptive events, and game-changing developments that will shape the security landscape in 2022.
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Customer experience
Auth0 launches Identity Platform on Microsoft Azure
"The Auth0 Identity Platform on Azure can help unlock a secure and compliant cloud deployment experience for organisations seeking support across CIAM use cases."
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Cybersecurity
Okta updates Workflows as standalone offering to accelerate innovation
Okta has announced the availability of Okta Workflows as a standalone offering for all customers. 
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GBG
IDC and GBG examine the Australian perspective on digital identity verification
Customer identity is the foundation of customer engagement and trust, particularly during a time when organisations are onboarding more customers than ever before.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Lack of visibility into user activity increase risk of credential theft and insider threats - CyberArk
Almost half of organisations in the global survey say their visibility into user logs and user activity is limited, which creates ‘blind spots’ for potentially risky behaviour.
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Cybersecurity
It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Cloud
Okta releases new Workflows to simplify identity management
"The new availability and accessibility of Okta Workflows enables anyone to simply build identity use cases spanning all digital touchpoints, faster than ever before."
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Cryptocurrency
Swarm Markets and Yoti make crypto more accessible
"People are looking for safe ways to make their money work for them and blockchain products like yield farming can earn them double digit returns.”
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Fraud
Cost of fraud in Asia Pacific reaches almost $4 per transaction
A new study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions suggests that the cost of fraud in Asia Pacific tops almost US$4 for every transaction made.
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Cybersecurity
Ping Identity acquires bot detection firm SecuredTouch
The company has also released a new personal identity solution to the market.
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Partnerships
Jumio partners with National Crime Check
The long-time customer is pairing its proven technology with Jumio Identity Verification to conduct real-time identity checks for Australian businesses.