Gartner Research

Market Guide for User Authentication

Published: 12 February 2016

ID: G00271071

Analyst(s): Anmol Singh, Ant Allan , David Mahdi


The user authentication market spans an increasingly wide variety of technologies and vendors. Mobile and cloud are key to both needs and solutions that IAM leaders should consider. Vendors in adjacent markets begin to displace incumbent solutions in some cloud-first organizations.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Workforce PC and Network Login
  • Workforce/Partner Remote Access (via VPN, VDI or Web-Facing Application)
  • Systems Administrator Access (and Other Privileged Users With Access to Critical Infrastructure)
  • Workforce/Partner Access to Cloud Services (SaaS)
  • Online Retail Banking
  • Other Online B2C and G2C Access

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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