Magic Quadrant for User Authentication



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The user authentication market is dominated by well-established, wide-focus vendors. Newer wide- and tight-focus vendors continue to offer enterprises sound alternatives across a range of use cases. The Nexus of Forces will shape the market in the midterm.

Table of Contents

  • Market Definition/Description
  • Magic Quadrant
    • Market Size
    • Range of Authentication Methods
    • Use Cases for User Authentication
      • Endpoint Access
      • Workforce Local Access
      • Workforce Remote Access
      • External Users' Remote Access
    • Market Trends and the Nexus of Forces
      • Cloud
      • Mobile
      • Information
      • Social
    • Other Considerations
      • Versatile Authentication Servers and Services (VASs)
      • X.509 Tokens
    • Pricing Scenarios
      • Scenario 1
      • Scenario 2
      • Scenario 3
      • Scenario 4
      • Scenario 5
      • General Remarks
    • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
      • Authentify
      • CA Technologies
      • Deepnet Security
      • DS3
      • Entrust
      • Equifax
      • Gemalto
      • HID Global
      • i-Sprint Innovations
      • PhoneFactor
      • RSA, The Security Division of EMC
      • SafeNet
      • SecureAuth
      • SecurEnvoy
      • SMS Passcode
      • Swivel Secure
      • Symantec
      • Technology Nexus
      • TeleSign
      • Vasco Data Security
      • Yubico
    • Vendors Added or Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
      • Other Changes
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Evaluation Criteria
      • Ability to Execute
      • Completeness of Vision
    • Quadrant Descriptions
      • Leaders
      • Challengers
      • Visionaries
      • Niche Players
  • Context
  • Market Overview
  • Recommended Reading
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