Gartner Research

Entitlement Management: Ready to Enter the IdM Mainstream

Published: 16 December 2008

ID: G00203655

Analyst(s): Gerry Gebel , Alice Wang

Summary

The number of entitlement management products on the market has exploded in the past 18 months. Enterprises' customers can now choose among more than 15 products compared with four just a few years ago. In this report, Consulting Director Alice Wang and Vice President and Service Director Gerry Gebel explain entitlement management market growth and adoption that is based on a growing need for more security and transparency of authorization for custom, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based, and commercial applications.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Analysis

  • The Many Definitions for Entitlement Management
  • Importance of Role Management
  • Policy-Modeling Considerations
  • Business or Security Decision?
  • Authentication Agnostic: Not a Viable Vendor Strategy
  • Comments on XACML
    • XACML 3.0 Under Construction
    • IGF: The Gateway to Externalized Authorization?
  • Market Impact
    • Market Drivers
    • Demand for Entitlement Management on the Rise
    • Accelerated Market Consolidation Expected
    • Early Market Leaders
    • The Journey to Entitlement Management
    • System Integrators and Their Role
    • The SharePoint Effect
    • Longer-Term Impacts
  • Recommendations
    • What Applications?
    • Pressure Application Vendors to Support Standards
    • Beware of Performance Issues

The Details

  • Generic Architecture of an Entitlement Management Product
  • Entitlement Management Vendors
  • Axiomatics Policy Server
    • Axiomatics Policy Server Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Bayshore Networks SingleKey
    • SingleKey Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • BiTKOO Keystone
    • Keystone Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • CA Embedded Entitlements Manager
    • EEM Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Cisco Enterprise Policy Manager
    • EPM Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • IBM Tivoli Security Policy Manager
    • TSPM Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Jericho Systems EnterSpace Security Suite
    • EnterSpace Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • NextLabs Compliant Enterprise
    • Compliant Enterprise Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • ObjectSecurity OpenPMF
    • Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • OpenIAM Access Manager
    • Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Oracle Entitlements Server
    • Entitlements Server Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Rohati Transaction Networking System
    • Transaction Networking System Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • RSA Entitlements Policy Manager
    • Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Siemens DirX Access
    • DirX Access Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Symlabs Policy Decision Point Broker
    • PDP Broker Architecture and Description
    • Platforms Supported
    • Application Integration and Developer Support
    • XACML and Other Supported Standards
  • Vendors on the Cusp
    • Novell Access Manager
    • SAP Role-Based Access Management
    • Sun OpenSSO Enterprise

Conclusion

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