The U.S. and U.K. member firms of KPMG have acquired some assets of identity and access management service provider Qubera Solutions as the network aims to bolster its security transformation portfolio.
KPMG said Thursday that it expects the move to bring additional capabilities in identity-as-a-service, identity governance and cloud identity federation and help strengthen the U.S. arm’s solutions deployment partnership with SailPoint.
The company also indicated that it plans to leverage Qubera’s cross-industry relationships and technical experience in IAM analysis, service-oriented architecture and portal and content management with KPMG’s information protection and business resilience platform.
Malcolm Marshall, global and U.K. head of KPMG’s information protection and business resilience unit, said he expects the acquisition to help the company keep pace with the growing demand for identity and access solutions and build on its cybersecurity practice.
John Veihmeyer, KPMG global chairman and KPMG U.S. chairman and chief executive officer, added that the company’s IAM team works to “help clients conceptualize, design, implement, measure and improve their information security programs.”
“As threats from cyber criminals grow in scale, companies are facing a tsunami of new legislative, organizational and regulatory requirements to ensure that they are managing and protecting their critical information appropriately, ” Veihmeyer said.