Ant Allan

Ant Allan

VP Analyst
Ant Allan is a Vice President Analyst in Gartner Research. He is a core member of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) research community and the IT Leaders' IAM practice. Mr. Allan specializes in user authentication and other identity corroboration technologies, along with supporting processes, policies and best practices.
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Monday, August 22, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT
State of User Authentication, 2022

User authentication is at the heart of account protection for both consumer and workforce use cases, but cutting through the noise about passwordless authentication, hardware tokens and biometric authentication can be difficult. This session separates hype from the reality, theoretical from possible, and provides context of how to think about and invest in new user authentication technologies.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT
Schrödinger’s CAT — Using Continuous Adaptive Trust to Distinguish Between Users and Attackers

In quantum physics there is a famous thought experiment in which you don’t know if a cat is alive or dead until you open the box containing it. Similarly, you may not truly know – until it is too late – if the person accessing your systems is your employee or customer or an attacker. How does CAT let you resolve this with greater confidence than legacy MFA? How does CAT fit within zero trust and adaptive access approaches?

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
Passwörterdämmerung Redux — Take 3 Steps Towards Passwordless Authentication

The twilight of the passwords has long been foretold but is now, at last, upon us. Security and UX are key drivers for passwordless authentication. But how can IAM leaders choose among the many passwordless approaches? Which are the most effective? Where do novel methods add value? What is the role of FIDO2? How does passwordless authentication fit with zero trust, adaptive access and the identity fabric? How can you craft a cohesive strategy across multiple use cases?

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / 05:15 PM - 05:45 PM PDT
How to Choose a User Authentication Vendor

With more than 300 vendors in the user authentication market, choosing one or more vendors to fit your needs across a variety of use cases for employees and customers can be fraught with difficulty. How can you identify the most effective authentication methods (with or without passwords)? Where can you find the ablest providers among the IAM marketverse? Do you need to look beyond the methods already available within your IAM infrastructure?

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