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Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication


User authentication is dominated by three well-established, wide-focus vendors that command the majority of the market. Newer wide- and tight-focus vendors are making significant inroads and offer enterprises sound alternatives across a range of needs.

Published: 17 January 2012

ID: G00227026

Analyst(s): Ant Allan

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • ActivIdentity
    • Authentify
    • CA Technologies
    • Cryptocard
    • DS3
    • Entrust
    • Equifax
    • Gemalto
    • i-Sprint Innovations
    • Nordic Edge
    • PhoneFactor
    • Quest Software
    • RSA, The Security Division of EMC
    • SafeNet
    • SecureAuth
    • SecurEnvoy
    • SMS Passcode
    • Swivel Secure
    • Symantec
    • Technology Nexus
    • TeleSign
    • Vasco
    • Yubico
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

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


Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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