Gartner Research

Market Guide for User Authentication

Published: 16 November 2017

ID: G00321165

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


While mature user authentication vendors and orthodox methods have considerable market presence, the number and variety of technologies and vendors continue to grow. Security and risk management leaders must take a strategic approach when selecting vendors to meet needs across multiple use cases.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • Phone-as-a-Token Methods
  • Smart Cards and Other Public-Key Hardware Tokens
  • Biometric Methods
  • Analytics and Adaptive Techniques
  • Cloud-Delivered Authentication Services

Market Analysis

  • Workforce PC and Network Login
  • Workforce/Partner Remote Access
  • Privileged Access
  • Workforce/Partner Access to SaaS Applications
  • Online and Mobile Retail Banking
  • Other Online B2C and G2C Access
  • Summary

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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