SailPoint Technologies has patented a graph-based artificial intelligence system for identity management in distributed enterprise computing environments. The system analyzes roles using role graphs generated from identity management data, providing a metric for assessing identity management. GlobalData’s report on SailPoint Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on SailPoint Technologies, was a key innovation area identified from patents. SailPoint Technologies's grant share as of February 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Graph-based artificial intelligence system for identity management

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11902335B2) discloses an identity management system designed for use in a distributed enterprise computing environment. The system includes a data store, a processor, and a computer-readable storage medium with instructions for obtaining identity management data, generating a role graph based on this data, and presenting a metric to users through an interface. The metric serves as an assessment of identity management within the distributed enterprise computing environment, providing valuable insights into the structure and efficiency of the system.

Furthermore, the patent details a method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that follow a similar process of obtaining identity management data, creating a role graph, and presenting a metric to users. The metric is determined based on a comparison with a second role graph, which represents an ideal role structure. Users are also provided with recommendations for modifying the role structure based on the assessment. The role graph can be of different types, such as an access role graph or a concurrency role graph, and the metric serves as a quality assessment metric for evaluating the effectiveness of identity management within the distributed enterprise computing environment. This innovative system aims to enhance identity management practices and streamline operations in complex computing environments.

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