KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By John Tolbert

Adaptive Authentication

This report provides an overview of the market for on-premise Adaptive Authentication solutions and provides you with a compass to help you to find the product that best meets your needs. We examine the market segment, vendor product and service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing on-premise Adaptive Authentication solutions.
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1 Introduction

Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems have continued to evolve significantly over the last two decades. Increasing security and improving usab ...

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1.1 Market Segment

This market segment is mature but constantly evolving, due to innovations in authenticator technology and risk analysis engines. We expect to see mor ...

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1.2 Delivery models

In this Leadership Compass, we consider on-premises solutions only. See KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication fo ...

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1.3 Required Capabilities

Various technologies support all the different requirements customers are facing today. The requirements are

  • Support multiple authenticators such ...
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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

This year we find many companies in the Leader section. RSA leads the field, showing strong ratings in all Leadership categories.

CA Technologies, E ...

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2.2 Product Leadership

Product Leadership is the first specific category examined below. This view is mainly based on the analysis of product/service features and the overal ...

Product Leadership, or in some cases Service Leadership, is where we examine the functional strength and completeness of products. SecureAuth is on ...

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2.3 Innovation Leadership

Next, we examine innovation in the marketplace. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in all IT market segments. Customers require i ...

When looking at Innovation Leadership, SecureAuth is slightly ahead of all others, based on the inclusive set of cutting edge authenticators and risk ...

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2.4 Market Leadership

Lastly, we analyze Market Leadership. This is an amalgamation of the number of customers, the geographic distribution of customers, the size of dep ...

RSA is the Market leader, due to its large global customer base, partner and support network.

CA Technologies, Evidian, and IBM are also Market Lea ...

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3 Correlated View

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

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3.1 The Market/Product Matrix

The first of these correlated views contrasts 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.

Thi ...

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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 relatively weak position in the Innovation Leadership rating; while vendors ...

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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 Adaptive Authentication. As ...

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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 v ...

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5 Product/service evaluation

This section contains an overview for every product/service we’ve included in this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass document. For many of the produc ...

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5.1 AdNovum

AdNovum was founded in 1988 in Switzerland. Today, they have expanded to Budapest, Lisbon, Munich, and Singapore as well. nevisAuth is a separately l ...

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

Well known for enterprise IAM, CA Technologies tightly integrated suite is also used in B2C environments that need higher security. CA Identity Portf ...

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5.3 Entrust Datacard

Entrust Datacard commands a large share of the global EMV market and has thousands of customers across the globe, serving millions of users, in both t ...

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5.4 Ergon

Ergon Informatik, maker of the Airlock Suite, was founded in 1984 in Zurich. It is a privately held company with a strong history of providing IAM sol ...

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5.5 Evidian

Evidian is a division of Atos, a large European IT service provider. The company provides a comprehensive portfolio in the area of IAM, as well as e-c ...

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5.6 ForgeRock

ForgeRock is a leading vendor in the IAM space. ForgeRock was founded by Sun Microsystems alumni, and originally released their product as open source ...

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5.7 HID Global

HID Global is part of ASSA Abloy, which is headquartered in Sweden. ASSA Abloy is a publicly-traded conglomerate that also produces many physical acce ...

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5.8 IBM

IBM Security Access Manager (SAM) is their tightly integrated adaptive authentication package, some components of which originated in Tivoli. SAM can ...

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5.9 OneSpan

VASCO has been re-named OneSpan. The products considered here are OneSpan Authentication Server, Risk Analytics and Mobile Security Suite. OneSpan al ...

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5.10 RSA Security

RSA is a major player in the security hardware and software markets. Their Adaptive Authentication product, part of the RSA® Fraud and Risk Intelli ...

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5.11 SecureAuth

SecureAuth merged with Core Security in late 2017. They have a large customer base, predominantly in North America but expanding. As the SecureAuth n ...

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6 Vendors and Market Segments to watch

Aside from the vendors covered in detail in this Leadership Compass document, we also observe other vendors in the market that we find interesting. So ...

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6.1 AvocoSecure

AvocoSecure is a privately-owned UK company offering Cloud and Adaptive Authentication services. Their product is called Trust Platform, and it is re ...

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6.2 EZMCOM

EZMCOM is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has satellite office around the world, with a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region. They offer a n ...

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6.3 InWebo

InWebo was launched in Paris, France in 2008. They offer a lightweight two-factor authentication solution. The company has expanded and has operations ...

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6.4 Micro Focus Access Manager

MicroFocus’ Access Manager is a widely deployed and mature WAM and federation solution. They offer two editions: remote access for external users, w ...

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6.5 NokNok Labs S3 Authentication Server

NokNokLabs, a Silicon Valley based startup, has delivered a set of mobile-oriented products that perform adaptive authentication, in conformance with ...

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6.6 Oracle Adaptive Access Manager

Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, or OAAM, is a component of their Identity Management Middleware suite. It works in conjunction with Oracle Access Man ...

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6.7 Ping Identity

PingIdentity provides adaptive authentication using PingID, PingFederate, and Ping Access. Each product provides different capabilities, and can be l ...

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6.8 Ubisecure

Ubisecure is headquartered in Finland. They offer Identity Platform, which provides IAM, CIAM, and adaptive authentication solutions. They have a focu ...

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6.9 United Security Providers

USP is a Swiss-based vendor of security solutions. Their Secure Entry Server (SES®) combines access management, federation, authentication, identit ...

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