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Buyer's Compass
By Richard Hill

Buyer’s Compass: Access Management

Access Management capabilities are well-established in the broader scope of IAM and are continuing to gain attraction due to emerging requirements for integrating business partners and customers. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will provide you with questions to ask vendors, criteria to select your vendor and requirements for successful deployments. This document will help prepare your organization to conduct RFIs and RFPs for Access Management.

1 How to Use the Buyer’s Compass

This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass on Access Management solutions provides information about

  • Use Cases
  • Functional Selection Criteria
  • Non-funct ...
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2 Market Segments Defined

Access Management refers to the group of capabilities targeted at supporting organizations' access management requirements traditionally found within ...

Although traditional on-premises Access Management solutions have focused on WAM & Identity Federation solutions in the past, KuppingerCole sees a con ...

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3 Top 4 Use Cases

Use Cases Description
Web Access Management Many organizations need to deliver basic authentication and authorization for vario ...
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4 Top 20 Selection Criteria - Functional

IAM leaders must perform a detailed evaluation and assessment of Access Management providers. The functional selection criteria presented in the table ...

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5 Top 10 Selection Criteria – Non-functional

Aside from the functional selection criteria listed above, there are a number of non-functional criteria to take into account when deciding on an appr ...

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6 Use Cases / Selection Criteria Matrix

Having identified the most important use cases and selection criteria for Access Management vendors, this section provides a matrix that maps use case ...

These criteria need to be adapted to your business and operational requirements. KuppingerCole Advisory Services can support organizations with adapti ...

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7 Top 5 Prerequisites - Technical

Whether you transition from an on-premises Access Management deployment to an IDaaS approach or start anew with an IDaaS implementation, you will stil ...

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8 Top 10 Prerequisites - Organizational

A successful Access Management vendor selection depends on more than the technology itself, and organizational factors should not be neglected. The fo ...

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9 Top 10 Questions to ask the Vendors

In addition to asking about specific features, other questions are worth asking vendors. The following questions help in understanding the maturity of ...

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