Market Overview: Authentication



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The number and variety of authentication products have mushroomed during the past seven years. Established vendors have expanded their portfolios and many new vendors have entered the market.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Preamble
    • 2.0 Market Dynamics
      • 2.1 The Need for New Authentication Methods
      • 2.2 Architecting for Choice
      • 2.3 Online Consumer Security
      • 2.4 Enterprise Use Cases
      • 2.5 OTP Standards
      • 2.6 OOB Authentication
      • 2.7 Adaptive Access Control
      • 2.8 Versatile Authentication Servers
      • 2.9 Managed Authentication Services
      • 2.10 The New Authentication Vendors
    • 3.0 Authentication Vendors
      • 3.1 Knowledge-Based Authentication
      • 3.2 Authentication Tokens
      • 3.3 Biometric Authentication
      • 3.4 Mutual Authentication
    • 4.0 Broad-Portfolio Authentication Vendors
  • Recommended Reading
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