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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management


SaaS-delivered access management has become the norm, as has advanced user authentication including MFA. AM vendors are maturing their approaches to session management, contextual and adaptive access, and API protection, which will begin to enable CARTA-aligned access management approaches.

Published: 12 August 2019

ID: G00433910

Analyst(s): Michael Kelley , Abhyuday Data , Henrique Teixeira

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • AM Methods
    • ESSO
    • FIM
    • WAM
  • Pricing

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Atos (Evidian)
    • Auth0
    • Broadcom (CA Technologies)
    • ForgeRock
    • IBM
    • Idaptive
    • Micro Focus
    • Microsoft
    • Okta
    • OneLogin
    • Optimal IdM
    • Oracle
    • Ping Identity
    • SecureAuth
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Honorable Mentions
    • Commercial Vendors
    • Open-Source Vendors
    • CIAM-Only Vendors

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


  • Important Decision Factors for Vendor Selection
    • SaaS-Delivered or Software-Delivered AM
    • Use Cases
    • Target System Support
    • IoT and AM
    • CARTA
    • API Protection and Life Cycle Management
  • Security Concerns With SaaS-Delivered and IaaS-Hosted AM Protecting Target Systems That Support Only Password Authentication

Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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