Gartner Research

Best Practices for Selecting New User Authentication Methods

Published: 21 October 2016

ID: G00315526

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM seek new authentication methods that balance trust and accountability against user experience and cost. Needs vary across use cases in each organization, dictating a range of methods and solutions to meet different selection criteria.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Use Cases
  • Document Characteristics of Each Use Case
  • Determine Needs and Constraints of Each Use Case
  • Evaluate Candidate Methods
  • Identify Deployment and Delivery Models
  • Rationalize and Optimize the Solution Set
    • Examples of Authentication Solution Sets

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