Gartner Expert

Ant Allan

VP Analyst

Ant Allan is a Vice President Analyst in Gartner Research. He is a core member of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) research community and the IT Leaders' IAM practice. Mr. Allan specializes in user authentication and other identity corroboration technologies, along with supporting processes, policies and best practices.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Allan worked for two years as a Product Manager for security software products with a U.K. distributor. Before that, he worked for seven years in information security management for GA Life, focusing on information security policy and technologies for financial systems, after short stints in application development and information technology training.

Professional background

Software (Europe) Ltd. (Now Selenity)

Technical Consultant

GA Life (Now Part of Aviva)

Senior Information Security Analyst

Areas of coverage

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection


Ph.D., Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Durham, U.K.

B.Sc., Physics, With Honors, University of Durham, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1User authentication strategy and planning

2User authentication technology selection and implementation

3User authentication policies, standards and guidelines, especially password policy, standards and guidelines

4The intersection of user authentication with other identity corroboration technologies (identity proofing, fraud detection/prevention)

5The intersection of user authentication with access management and privileged access management