Gartner Information Technology Research

Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning


User administration solutions manage identities and their attributes across systems, applications and resources. Buyers seek to demonstrate regulatory compliance while reducing project deployment times and costs.

Published: 22 December 2011

ID: G00219354

Analyst(s): Perry Carpenter, Earl Perkins

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Defining IAM
  • Defining User Administration
  • Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning Evaluation Areas

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Atos
    • Avatier
    • Beta Systems
    • CA Technologies
    • Courion
    • Evidian
    • Fischer International Identity
    • Hitachi ID Systems
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • NetIQ (Novell)
    • Omada
    • Oracle
    • Quest Software
    • SailPoint
    • SAP
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Vendors of Note

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Market Growth
  • Significant Changes From the 2010 Magic Quadrant
  • The Focus of User Administration Is Shifting to Include IAG and IAI
  • Other Key Trends for 2011
  • Market Maturity
  • Characteristics of Leading Vendors
  • User Administration as Part of a Suite or Portfolio Versus a Pure-Play Product
  • Deployment Costs

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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