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. He specializes in user authentication and other identity corroboration technologies, along with supporting processes, policies and best practices.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:45 AM|Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:30 PM
Me, Myself and I: Is Biometric Authentication Ready for Prime Time?

Early promises of easy, secure and universal authentication through unique personal traits have been unfulfilled for decades, but in the past 10 years we have seen a surge in interest and adoption.
● How is biometric authentication differ from other orthodox methods?
● Where is biometric authentication adding most value today?
● Are biometric methods the way forward for every enterprise?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 09:15 AM|Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:00 AM
Passwordless Authentication Is Already Here, It's Just Unevenly Distributed

There are many different ways to eliminate passwords to significantly improve UX/CX, enhance security, or both, but technology constraints make a universal approach elusive. IAM must take pains to craft a cohesive strategy across key use cases.● What are the key drivers for passwordless authentication?● What options are available and what value do they provide?● Is it possible to completely eliminate passwords – and if it is, is it always desirable?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 02:30 PM|Wednesday, December 11, 2019 03:15 PM
To MFA for Office 365 ... and Beyond!

What’s the best option for MFA for O365? This is a recurring question — typically (sadly) after an O365 phishing attack or actual breach. But it’s often a lead-in to a broader discussion about the choice of MFA to support broader SaaS and legacy use cases.
● What are the best MFA and access management approaches for SaaS and legacy use cases?
● Is it best to stick with Microsoft or choose a third-party tool?
● Why might a discrete authentication vendor be indicated?

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