Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Adaptive Access Control

Published: 29 May 2014

ID: G00260705

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Adaptive access control is an instance of context-aware access control that acts to balance the level of trust against risk. It enables organizations to better address access-related risks while improving user experience.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Trust Elevation
    • Adaptive Authentication Versus Risk-Based Authentication
    • Adaptive Access Control Versus Contextual Authentication
    • Identity Governance and Administration Considerations
  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
  • Uses
  • Benefits and Risks
    • Benefits
    • Risks
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Providers
    • User Authentication and OFD Vendors
    • WAM and EAM Vendors
    • Trust Elevation Vendors

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