Gartner Research

Gartner Identity and Access Management Capability Models, 2009

Published: 10 March 2009

ID: G00166023

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman, Earl Perkins , Perry Carpenter, Ray Wagner , Ant Allan


Identity and access management tools often overlap in functionality and abilities, but a tool's suitability for different use cases varies. We provide models that help to visualize IAM tool function and abilities, and suitability to specific use cases and target system environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • IAM Functions Provide a Basis for Classifying Tools
    • Administration
    • Authorization
    • Authentication
    • Intelligence
    • Brokerage
  • The Gartner IAM Capability Models
    • The Gartner IAM Functionality Model
    • The Gartner IAM Ability and Suitability Model
  • Modeling Different Use Cases
    • Future Research

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