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Evaluation Criteria for User Authentication

Published: 19 May 2015

ID: G00262653

Analyst(s): Trent Henry

Summary

This document provides a comprehensive set of criteria for assessing user authentication solutions. The document and its attendant toolkit (an Excel spreadsheet) offer a customizable set of required, preferred and optional criteria for selecting enterprise-grade products.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • Baseline Criteria
  • Supported Authentication Types
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Supported Authentication Targets (Relying Applications) and Integration Points
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Support for Contextual/Adaptive Authentication Techniques
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Authentication From Mobile Devices
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Administration
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • System Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Analytics and Intelligence
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • On-Premises Deployment
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Public Cloud Deployment
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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