"Cloud adoption, mobility and the consumerization of IT present the opportunity to transform the way enterprise employees, partners and customers do business. But as we move to leverage these new capabilities, we realize that the IT environment is quickly becoming more distributed.
The enterprise data center has become more of a virtual concept and is highly fragmented, quickly oozing around the comfortable security perimeter of firewalls and VPNs we so carefully constructed over the last decade. Protecting the cloud-based, mobile enterprise requires a new approach. While we cannot control the whole security stack for every SaaS application, we can leverage new identity standards to fill the gaps left by the disappearance of the traditional perimeter as we know it. Identity is the common denominator. Identity is the new security perimeter for the fragmented IT data center."