KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Martin Kuppinger, Anmol Singh

Identity Governance & Administration

Backed by closer integration of Identity Provisioning and Access Governance capabilities, the IGA market continues to evolve and enters mainstream market adoption with most vendors providing mature capabilities around the core IGA functions. This Leadership Compass provides insights into the IGA market and presents an evaluation of vendors based on criteria important for successful IGA deployments.

1 Introduction

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) combines the traditional User Access Provisioning (UAP) and Identity and Access Governance (IAG) markets. ...

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1.1 Market Segment

Identity Governance and Administration refers to the increasingly integrated Identity Provisioning and Access Governance markets. Where Identity Provi ...

  • Scalability and Performance: With an increasing IT landscape for organizations, IGA deployments can easily go under stress to perform better in ter ...
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1.2 Delivery models

This Leadership Compass is focused on products that are offered in on-premises deployable form, either at the customer’s site or deployed and offere ...

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1.3 Required Capabilities

During our evaluation of IGA vendors for the purpose of representation in this Leadership Compass, we look at several evaluation criteria including bu ...

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2 Leadership

Selecting a vendor of a product or service must not be only based on the comparison provided by a KuppingerCole Leadership Compass. The Leadership Com ...

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2.1 Overall Leadership

When looking at the Leader segment in the Overall Leadership rating, we see a picture that is a typical representation of mature markets, where a cons ...

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2.2 Product Leadership

The first of the three specific Leadership ratings is about Product Leadership. This view is mainly based on the analysis of product/service features ...

Product Leadership is the view in which we focus at the functional strength and completeness of the IGA product. As Identity Governance and Administra ...

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2.3 Innovation Leadership

Another angle we take when evaluating products/services concerns innovation. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in IT market segmen ...

We have rated several vendors as Innovation Leaders in the Identity Governance and Administration market. Given the maturity of IGA solutions, the amo ...

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2.4 Market Leadership

Here we look at Market Leadership qualities based on certain market criteria including but not limited to the number of customers, the partner ecosyst ...

The Market Leadership evaluation paints a different picture of vendors. With a group of leading, well-established IGA players, many others are new ent ...

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3 Correlated View

While the Leadership charts identify leading vendors in certain categories, many customers are looking not only for, say, a product leader, but for a ...

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3.1 The Market/Product Matrix

The first of these correlated views looks at Product Leadership and Market Leadership.

Vendors below the line have a weaker market position than expected according to their product maturity. Vendors above the line are sort of “overperf ...

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3.2 The Product/Innovation Matrix

The second view shows how Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership are correlated. It is not surprising that there is a pretty good correlation be ...

Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the line are, compared to the current Product Leadership positioning, less innovative.

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3.3 The Innovation/Market Matrix

The third matrix shows how Innovation Leadership and Market Leadership are related. Some vendors might perform well in the market without being Innova ...

Vendors above the line are performing well in the market compared to their relative weak position in the Innovation Leadership rating, while vendors b ...

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4 Products and Vendors at a glance

This section provides an overview of the various products we have analyzed within this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Identity Provisioning. Asid ...

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4.1 Ratings at a glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in table 1.

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In addition, we provide in table 2 an overview which also contains four additional ratings for the vendor, going beyond the product view provided in t ...

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Table 2 requires some additional explanation regarding the “critical” rating.

In Innovativeness, this rating is applied if vendors provide none, or ...

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5 Product/service evaluation

This section contains a quick rating for every product/service we’ve included in this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass document. For many of the pro ...

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5.1 Avatier

Avatier, based in California (US), is one of the few IGA vendors that have demonstrated revolutionary changes to adapt to evolving market demands in t ...

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5.2 Beta Systems

Beta Systems, based in Germany, offers Garancy IAM Suite consisting of Identity Manager, User Center, Process Center, Recertification Center and Acces ...

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5.3 CA Technologies (was acquired by Broadcom Inc. in 2018/11)

CA Technologies is among the largest infrastructure software vendors worldwide and offers a broad portfolio of products in the IAM market segment, inc ...

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5.4 EmpowerID

EmpowerID, based in Ohio (US), offers EmpowerID as its IGA product. Built on Microsoft technology, EmpowerID offers distinct integration and performan ...

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5.5 Evidian (was acquired by Atos)

Evidian, based in France, is part of Atos which is one of the leading IT service providers in Europe. Evidian has been in the IAM business for many ye ...

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5.6 Fischer International Identity

Fischer International offers Fischer Identity Suite comprising of several modules available as a bundled offering to deliver a broad range of IGA capa ...

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5.7 Hitachi ID Systems

Hitachi ID provides a product named Identity Manager which integrates Identity provisioning and Access Governance including strong support for SOD (Se ...

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5.8 IBM

IBM Security Identity Governance & Intelligence is the successor of former IBM Security/Tivoli Identity Manager (ISIM/ITIM) and one of the more mature ...

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5.9 ILEX International

ILEX, a French vendor, offers Meibo as its primary Identity Governance and Administration platform, aimed at allowing customers the flexibility to dev ...

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5.10 Micro Focus

UK based Micro Focus offers Identity Manager aimed primarily at Identity Provisioning and lifecycle management, and Identity Governance for Access Gov ...

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5.11 Omada

Omada, a Danish vendor, provides the Omada Identity Suite as an integrated Access Governance and Identity Provisioning platform to deliver a range of ...

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5.12 One Identity

One Identity, based in California, is a Quest Software business. It owns the IAM portfolio that came from Dell Software. One Identity Manager, which h ...

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5.13 Oracle

Oracle Identity Governance (OIG) Suite is the on premise offering within Oracle’s IAM portfolio. It includes Oracle Identity Analytics (OIA), which ...

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5.14 RSA Security

RSA, a leading provider of security solutions, offers RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle as its IGA product delivering both Identity Provisioning a ...

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5.15 SailPoint

SailPoint originally started as a vendor specialized in Access Governance but significant technology and personnel investments in its Identity Provisi ...

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5.16 SAP

SAP has established a considerable IAM portfolio over the past few years and its recent acquisition of Gigya shows its continued commitment to grow an ...

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5.17 Saviynt

Saviynt, based in California (US), offers Saviynt Security Manager as its IGA product combining Identity Provisioning and Access Governance capabiliti ...

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5.18 SecureAuth

SecureAuth+Core Security, based in California, is the newly formed entity from the merger of SecureAuth, Courion and SecureReset. Core Security offers ...

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5.19 Systancia

Systancia is a software company that started in the healthcare business and recently got merged with the French vendor Avencis to deliver an integrate ...

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6 Vendors to watch

Besides the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we observe some other vendors in the market that have credible IGA capabili ...

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6.1 Atos

Atos, having acquired Evidian indirectly via the Groupe Bull acquisition, has also acquired the former Siemens Business Services which includes the Si ...

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6.2 Deep Identity

Singapore-based Deep Identity, a part of Temesak Management Services group of companies, offers several IAM products with Deep Identity Manager as its ...

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6.3 FSP

Based in Germany, FSP offers an integrated IGA solution named ORG with basic IGA but strong Access Governance capabilities and an adequate support for ...

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6.4 Identity Automation

Identity Automation is another system integrator turned identity software provider. Based on the experience and expertise from the integration busines ...

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6.5 Imprivata

Imprivata, a provider of healthcare access management solutions acquired Caradigm, which is a GE healthcare company focused on delivering identity lif ...

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6.6 iSM Secu-Sys

iSM Secu-Sys, based in Germany, offers bi-cube IAM as its primary IGA product focussed on delivering core capabilities around identity adminstration. ...

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6.7 ITconcepts

ITconcetps leverages Cognitum as a development platform for IAM solutions that allows organizations to quickly create IAM solutions, based on own requ ...

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6.8 Microsoft

Microsoft’s offering in the IGA market segment is the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). The product is an upgraded and integrated version of Mi ...

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6.9 Ogitix

Ogitix is a German company that offers Ogitix Unimate which is an IAM solution targeted at the SMB market with a focus on local market. Ogitix Unimate ...

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6.10 OpenIAM

OpenIAM counts amongst the lesser known vendors in the IGA market with a limited but growing market potential. Offered primarily in hardware appliance ...

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6.11 SmartIAM

SmartAIM is a Dutch vendor offering SmartAIM Authorization Management Suite with several optional modules covering most Identity Provisioning and Acce ...

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6.12 Telia

Telia, a Finnish software vendor offers Telia United Identity which takes an HR-based approach to identity and access management. With a strong HR foc ...

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6.13 Tuebora

Tuebora, based in California, offers Tuebora Governance as its primary IGA product. One of the earliest IGA vendors to leverage machine learning techn ...

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6.14 WSO2

WSO2, headquartered in Palo Alto, California offers a platform for securing IT infrastructure and applications based on SOA (Service Oriented Architec ...

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7 Related Research

Advisory Note: Identity & Access Management/Governance Blueprint – 70839
Advisory Note: IAM Predictions and Recommendations 2014-2018 – 71120
Advisory Note: Enterprise Role Management – 70285
Executive View: Avatier Identity Management Suite – 71510
Executive View: Beta Systems Garancy IAM Suite – 71530
Executive View: CA Privileged Access Management Suite – 79047
Executive View: EmpowerID – 70894
Executive View: Evidian Identity & Access Manager – 70872
Executive View: Hitachi ID IAM Suite – 72543
Executive View: IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence – 71113
Executive View: Micro Focus Privileged Account Manager – 71314
Executive View: Omada Identity Suite v11.1 – 70835
Executive View: Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite Plus 11g R2 – 70917
Executive View: RSA® Identity Governance and Lifecycle – 71052
Executive View: RSA SecurID® Access – 70323
Executive View: SailPoint IdentityIQ – 71319
Executive View: SAP HANA Cloud Platform Identity Authentication and Provisioning – 70290
Executive View: Saviynt Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) 2.0 – 71506
Leadership Compass: Privilege Management – 72330
Leadership Compass: CIAM Platforms – 70305
Leadership Compass: Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud (IDaaS SSO) – 71141
Leadership Compass: Cloud IAM/IAG – 71121
Leadership Compass: Identity Provisioning – 70949
Leadership Compass: Enterprise Key and Certificate Management – 70961
Leadership Compass: Access Management and Federation – 70790
Leadership Compass: Access Governance – 70735



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