Gartner Research

Market Guide for User Authentication

Published: 26 November 2018

ID: G00347781

Analyst(s): Ant Allan , David Mahdi


The user authentication market encompasses an ever-wider variety of technologies and implementation options addressing diverse enterprise needs across multiple use cases. Security and risk management leaders should evaluate vendors’ capabilities and balance innovation against proven effectiveness.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Phone-as-a-Token Methods
  • Public-Key (X.509) Hardware and Software Tokens
  • FIDO Authentication Protocols
  • Biometric Methods
  • Conditional Authentication and Adaptive Access
  • Bring Your Own Identity
  • Passwordless Authentication
    • Replacing a Legacy Password as the Sole Authentication Factor
    • Replacing a Legacy Password as One Factor in 2FA
  • Cloud-Delivered Authentication Services
  • Convergence With Access Management and OFD Products/Services

Market Analysis

  • Workforce PC and Network Login
  • Workforce/Partner Remote and Cloud Access
  • Privileged Access
  • Online and Mobile Retail Banking
    • Fraud Detection
    • Online Banking
    • Mobile Banking
  • Other Online Consumer and Citizen Access
  • Summary

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction

Market Recommendations

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