Gartner Research

Supporting Mobile Device Authentication and Single Sign-On to the Enterprise and Cloud

Published: 07 August 2012

ID: G00235786

Analyst(s): Ant Allan , Gregg Kreizman

Summary

Resident mobile applications and SaaS are undermining enterprises' efforts to provide users with consistent and secure authentication and single sign-on.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Supporting authentication and SSO from MWAs and RMAs to enterprise applications and access management systems can actually diminish user experience and reduce security
  • SaaS adoption and the use of the SaaS vendors' MWAs and RMAs — as well as the use of proprietary authentication methods — further challenge enterprises that want consistency and control of authentication and SSO

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