KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Martin Kuppinger

Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud (IDaaS SSO)

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Identity as a Service offerings targeting Single Sign-On to the Cloud for all types of users, with primary focus on cloud services but some support for on-premise web applications. Your compass for finding the right path in the market.

1 Introduction

The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass provides an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Leadersh ...

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1.1 Market Segment

The IDaaS market has evolved over the past few years and is still growing, both in size and in the number of vendors. However, under the umbrella term ...

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1.2 Delivery models

Several vendors provide offerings that can be better described as Managed Services than as Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. Pure-play SaaS solu ...

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1.3 Required Capabilities

For the segment of IDaaS SSO, at a high level we expect support for the following feature sets:

  • Outbound Federation and Single Sign-On, providing ...
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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 Overall Leader segment, we find several companies. Slightly ahead of the others we see Microsoft, which shows strong ratings in al ...

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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, or in this case Service Leadership, is the view where we look specifically at the functional strength and completeness of products ...

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2.3 Innovation Leadership

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

When looking at Innovation Leadership, Centrify is slightly ahead of the others, based on strong mobile support, good integration to on-premise enviro ...

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2.4 Market Leadership

Finally, we looked at Market Leadership, i.e. the number of customers, the partner ecosystem, the global reach, and related factors affecting the lead ...

Microsoft is the clear Market leader, due to its strong customer base derived from traditional Active Directory deployments, Microsoft Office 365, and ...

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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 also f ...

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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

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

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

Her ...

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

Ven ...

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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 IDaaS SSO. Aside from the r ...

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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 v ...

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

CA Technologies is one of the established players in the overall IAM market. While they have a strong presence in on-premise IAM, it took a while unti ...

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5.2 Centrify

Centrify has emerged from being a provider of Microsoft Active Directory to Unix integration to become a leading supplier of IDaaS SSO solutions. With ...

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5.3 IBM

IBM over the past several years has moved from single-tenant, cloud-based deployments of existing IAM tools towards a full, multi-tenant solution that ...

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5.4 Ilantus Technologies

Ilantus Technologies is a specialized vendor in the IAM domain. Being primarily a system integrator, it has recently moved to becoming an IDaaS vendor ...

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5.5 iWelcome

iWelcome is a VC-backed vendor based in the Netherlands that provides an IDaaS and CIAM (Consumer IAM) service. The service is run from datacenters wi ...

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5.6 JumpCloud

JumpCloud is one of the single-service providers in the IDaaS market. They differ from other IDaaS services in their focus on a “directory as a serv ...

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5.7 Microsoft

Microsoft entered the IDaaS market rather early with its Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), which comes in various editions. Aside from the different ...

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5.8 Okta

Okta is one of the most prominent providers in the IDaaS market, powered by significant funding from venture capital firms. Their focus is on deliveri ...

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5.9 OneLogin

OneLogin is another vendor that started early into the IDaaS SSO market, being originally focused on employee SSO to cloud services as the main use ca ...

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5.10 Optimal IdM

With its IDaaS offering named The OptimalCloud, Optimal IdM has positioned itself in the emerging IDaaS market. Optimal IdM defines its offering as €...

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5.11 Oracle

Oracle counts among both the leading software vendors and the leading cloud service providers. Their new IDaaS platform has been built new from the gr ...

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5.12 Ping Identity

Ping Identity is an established pioneer in the market for Identity Federation and Cloud IAM. The company is highly engaged in standards initiatives, d ...

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5.13 SAP

SAP, as one of the leading enterprise software vendors, entered the IDaaS market a while ago. The portfolio now consists of three distinct cloud servi ...

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5.14 SailPoint

IdentityNow is the IDaaS SSO offering provided by SailPoint. While the primary focus is on the IDaaS B2E use case, IdentityNow also serves well as an ...

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5.15 Salesforce

Salesforce.com is an established player in the SaaS market, primarily known for its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) offering. The portfolio has ...

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5.16 SecureAuth

SecureAuth is one of the vendors in the market that have been around for quite some time. As the name implies, their specific strength is not only pro ...

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5.17 Trustelem

Trustelem is one of the few players in the market that is not headquartered in the U.S., but in France. They provide a standard IDaaS SSO solution wit ...

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5.18 VMware

VMware is still primarily perceived as vendor of virtualization solutions. However, with the acquisition of Airwatch early 2014, the company has gone ...

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6 Vendors and Market Segments to watch

In addition to the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we also observe other vendors in the market that we find interesting ...

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6.1 8K Miles Group

8K Miles Group is a System Integrator that provides an own IDaaS offering, EzIAM, but also other services such as Federated SSO as an IDaaS service. T ...

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6.2 Bitium

Bitium is one of many start-ups in the IDaaS market and headquartered in the Los Angeles area. It is a single-product company, offering the Bitium IDa ...

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6.3 Cion Systems

CionSystems is a relatively small vendor focused on supporting Microsoft environments. It provides several tools for such environments, including an I ...

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6.4 Cloudentity

Cloudentity is a Seattle-based CIAM & IDaaS vendor. Their cloud-first identity solution is based on micro-services for increased scalability. The Clo ...

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6.5 Google

Google delivers their Google Identity Platform which allows organizations building their authentication system around the Google services, based on Go ...

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6.6 LastPass

LastPass is an established player in the area of user password management. However, based on that cloud service, they also can act as an IDaaS SSO pro ...

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6.7 NetIQ CloudAccess

NetIQ provides their solution, CloudAccess, as a virtual appliance, which is targeted to run within the enterprise on-premise IT infrastructure. Thus, ...

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6.8 ViewDS Cobalt

ViewDS, an Australia-based vendor, provides its Cobalt solution in the IDaaS market space. In contrast to other solutions, Cobalt is not targeted at e ...

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