Gartner Information Technology Research

Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication


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.

Published: 09 December 2013

ID: G00249409

Analyst(s): Ant Allan

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


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

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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