Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

Published: 09 December 2013

ID: G00249409

Analyst(s): Ant Allan

Summary

The market is dominated by 5% of the vendors. Mobile and cloud are disruptive. Buyers give greater weight than before to user experience. Legacy authentication methods are increasingly deprecated. Vendors must invest appropriately to stay relevant.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Authentify
    • CA Technologies
    • Deepnet Security
    • EMC (RSA)
    • Entrust
    • Equifax
    • Gemalto
    • HID Global
    • Mi-Token
    • Microsoft
    • PointSharp
    • SafeNet
    • SecureAuth
    • SecurEnvoy
    • SMS Passcode
    • Swivel Secure
    • Symantec
    • Technology Nexus
    • TeleSign
    • Vasco Data Security
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Changes
    • Honorable Mentions

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
    • Product or Service
    • Overall Viability (Business Unit, Financial, Strategy, Organization)
    • Sales Execution/Pricing
    • Market Responsiveness/Record
    • Marketing Execution
    • Customer Experience
    • Operations
  • Completeness of Vision
    • Market Understanding
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Sales Strategy
    • Offering (Product) Strategy
    • Business Model
    • Vertical/Industry Strategy
    • Innovation
    • Geographic Strategy
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

  • Range of Authentication Methods
  • Range of Use Cases Supported
  • Pricing Scenarios
  • Market Understanding and Product or Service Strategy
  • Market Trends
    • Cloud
    • Mobile
    • Information
    • Social
    • Drivers
    • Selection Criteria
    • Authentication Method Preferences
    • Market Size

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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