February 6, 2020
Zero Trust

MFA, Zero Trust, Passwordless and More - Blogs YOU Loved in 2019

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Corey Williams Vice President, Marketing

Our top five blogs of 2019 included topics on MFA, Zero Trust, going Passwordless, SIM swaps and more. 

blogs you loved

Here at Idaptive, we are hard at work on loads of exciting updates and products for you to secure access everywhere in 2020. But in the midst of creating the “new”, we thought we’d pause to see what resonated most with blog readers in 2019, our first full year in business after spinning out from Centrify.

Not surprisingly, MFA-related blogs were the most popular, followed by a couple of blogs covering extremely hot topics: SIM swapping, and the FIDO2 standard, the latest in a set of standards that are making it possible for us to finally emancipate ourselves from the pesky password!

We hope you enjoy this recap of our top five blog posts of 2019, and we look forward to delivering more analysis, insight and guidance in 2020 that helps you in your own IAM journey.



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Multi-Factor Authentication for Active Directory Federation Services 3.0 (ADFS 3.0) 

by Archit Lohokare, Chief Product Officer

“Idaptive’s MFA Everywhere strategy aims to support all enforcement points for MFA, including all types of applications, endpoints, virtual desktops, servers, virtual private networks (VPN) and such.”




SIM swap“SIM Swap” and Its Effects on SMS Based Authentication 

by Rajesh Pakkath, Director Product Management

“Despite multiple reports of SIM Swap attacks and NIST recommendations, most organizations and users still rely on SMS authentication as their primary out-of-band authentication method for allowing secure transactions.”






passwordlessGo Passwordless with FIDO2 and Web Authentication 

by Sumedh Inamdar, Director Product Management

“It’s quite clear that if anyone is going to kill the Thanos of identity world (the password of course), it’s going to be an interoperable and secure standard like FIDO2.” 





Zero Trust approachWhat steps can companies take to adopt a Zero Trust approach to security? 

by Danny Kibel, CEO

“There are standalone solutions that offer MFA and SSO services, but Zero Trust is really bolstered by something like Idaptive’s Next-Generation Access approach. You have to be able to seamlessly integrate all of the pillars of Zero Trust for an airtight identity management solution.” 





Getting Over MFA Implementation Hesitation MFA implementation hesitation

by Vishnu Kant Varma, Senior Director Product Management

“We won’t go so far as to evoke that old saying, “you snooze, you lose” but hesitating to put an adaptive MFA solution to work protecting your employees and extended business could have a similar impact to a hijacker getting through security because there was no TSA agent.” 





Check out these posts and more – happy reading!

Corey Williams

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Vice President, Marketing

Corey Williams is the Vice President of Marketing & Strategy and lead evangelist for Idaptive, leading all marketing functions, as well as market development and strategy. Corey served as the Senior Director of Products and Marketing for more than a decade at Centrify where he was the visionary behind, and the first product manager of, the set of products that were ultimately spun out of Centrify to become Idaptive, including leading SaaS services for Single Sign-on (SSO)Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)endpoint and mobile context, and User Behavior and Risk Analytics (UBA).

 While at Centrify, Corey defined and brought to market seven net-new product offerings directly contributing to the growth of the existing customer base from less than 400 customers to over 5000 customers. He also led efforts with major industry analysts that directly resulted in Centrify being named as a leader in all of the major analyst reports including the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports for Access Management, Worldwide; Forrester IDaaS Wave; KuppingerCole Cloud MFA Leadership Compass; and Network World Clear Choice Winner for Single Sign-on Solutions.

Corey is a frequent speaker and commentator on IT Security and IT Management. He has authored several publications, including “Zero Trust Security for Dummies”, a leading guide for enterprise managers.

Prior to Centrify, Corey led products and marketing for SpikeSource (acquired by Black Duck Software), Syndera (acquired by Tibco), and Journee Software (acquired by Initiate Systems). Earlier in his career, he managed pre- and post-sales consulting for Active Software (acquired by webMethods). 

Corey holds degrees in Mathematics (BS) and Computer Science (BS) from New Mexico State University, as well as an MS in Engineering and an MBA from San Jose State University. 


If Corey could have any chameleon-like superpower, it would be the chameleon's tongue, which is ridiculously fast. Some of the world's smallest chameleons have the world's fastest tongues. In automotive terms, the tongue could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a hundredth of a second! “I would be able to complete webinars in 4.5 seconds instead of 45 minutes!”