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Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication


The market is dominated by 10% of the authentication vendors globally. While mobile and cloud remain disruptive, buyers continue to give weight to user experience. Investment in contextual, adaptive techniques increases, but biometric methods remain niche. Smart things will become authenticators.

Published: 01 December 2014

ID: G00260746

Analyst(s): Ant Allan, Anmol Singh, Eric Ahlm

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Authentify
    • CA Technologies
    • Deepnet Security
    • Duo Security
    • EMC (RSA)
    • Entrust Datacard
    • Gemalto
    • HID Global
    • Microsoft
    • neXus
    • PointSharp
    • SafeNet
    • SecureAuth
    • SecurEnvoy
    • SMS Passcode
    • Symantec
    • 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
    • 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

  • Market Size
  • Pricing
  • Common Use Cases
  • Authentication Method Preferences
  • Market Trends
    • Cloud
    • Mobile
    • Information and Analytics
    • Social
    • The Internet of Things
  • Drivers and Selection Criteria

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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