Gartner Information Technology Research

Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication


The user authentication market is dominated by well-established, wide-focus vendors. Newer wide- and tight-focus vendors continue to offer enterprises sound alternatives across a range of use cases. The Nexus of Forces will shape the market in the midterm.

Published: 07 March 2013

ID: G00231072

Analyst(s): Ant Allan

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Market Size
  • Range of Authentication Methods
  • Use Cases for User Authentication
    • Endpoint Access
    • Workforce Local Access
    • Workforce Remote Access
    • External Users' Remote Access
  • Market Trends and the Nexus of Forces
    • Cloud
    • Mobile
    • Information
    • Social
  • Other Considerations
    • Versatile Authentication Servers and Services (VASs)
    • X.509 Tokens
  • Pricing Scenarios
    • Scenario 1
    • Scenario 2
    • Scenario 3
    • Scenario 4
    • Scenario 5
    • General Remarks
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Authentify
    • CA Technologies
    • Deepnet Security
    • DS3
    • Entrust
    • Equifax
    • Gemalto
    • HID Global
    • i-Sprint Innovations
    • PhoneFactor
    • RSA, The Security Division of EMC
    • SafeNet
    • SecureAuth
    • SecurEnvoy
    • SMS Passcode
    • Swivel Secure
    • Symantec
    • Technology Nexus
    • TeleSign
    • Vasco Data Security
    • Yubico
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Changes

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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