CIEM Adoption Market Research Brief

Updated November 2023

CIEM is a process and your workflow is a touchpoint

Products across the industry are integrating cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) into their workflows. We examined companies targeting Enterprise customers across various categories and identified which companies also had a CIEM product in their portfolio.

In our first round of research conducted in May of 2023, we found that companies with Enterprise security offerings in adjacent categories offer CIEM capabilities in their portfolio 21-88% of the time (depending on the category).

We updated and expanded our research of the current trends of CIEM adoption in the Cloud Security market in November 2023. This update covers +100 solutions across 11 categories. In this survey, we found 40 more companies with a CIEM capability in their portfolio.

 Here are our top takeaways:

  • CIEM capabilities are included in more products & solutions across the cloud security market and are an integral part of new categories such as DSPM
  • CIEM adoption is shifting left from products focused on security operations to cloud and data protection – confirming that CIEM is a widely-applicable process, not a niche category
  • A couple large enterprise CNAPPs have solidified their CIEM offerings and are now partnering with other companies to provide CIEM capabilities
  • XDR, CNAPP, CWPP, CSPM, DSPM are all now above 85% adoption

Those companies are building workflows that show and review effective permissions, identify excess permissions, and more.

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