KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Martin Kuppinger

Identity as a Service: Cloud-based Provisioning, Access Governance and Federation (IDaaS B2E)

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Identity as a Service offerings targeting full Identity and Access Management and Governance capabilities for employees in hybrid environments, but also delivering Single Sign-On to the Cloud and providing support for other groups of users. 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:

  • Support for hybrid infrastructures; in contrast to ...
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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 in the Overall Leadership rating, we see only a handful of companies. This is an indicator of a still emerg ...

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

When looking at Innovation Leadership, we see a different picture. While most vendors still show gaps in functional completeness, affecting the Produc ...

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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 ...

Here, we see Microsoft in front, followed by SailPoint, IBM, and Oracle. All benefit from a global partner ecosystem, their ability to scale, 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 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.

In this comparison, it becomes clear which vendors are better positioned in our analysis of Product Leadership compared to their position in the Marke ...

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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. Here, ...

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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 IDaaS SSO. Aside from the r ...

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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 this table.

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

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The second table requires some additional explanation regarding the “critical” rating.

In Innovativeness, this rating is applied if vendors provide ...

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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 AMI Praha SkyIdentity

AMI Praha is a Czech software vendor and system integrator which offers a Microsoft Azure-based IDaaS B2E offering named SkyIdentity. The solution is ...

While the approach taken by AMI Praha is straightforward, the overall feature set is still rather limited, being primarily focused on baseline Cloud S ...

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5.2 Avatier Identity AnyWhere

Avatier is a well-established U.S. based vendor that has its roots in the core areas of Identity & Access Management, in particular Identity Provision ...

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5.3 E-Trust Horacius

While they have been in the market for many years, e-Trust still is one of the less well-known vendors in the market with its Horacius Identity & Acce ...

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5.4 EmpowerID

EmpowerID with its product also named EmpowerID takes a unique approach to IAM/IAG. It is built from scratch on a Business Process Management/Workflow ...

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5.5 Fischer International Identity Suite

Fischer International Identity is a vendor which is different from all other traditional Identity Management vendors in that the company from the very ...

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5.6 Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite

Hitachi ID Systems is another well-established player in the IAM market, providing a strong set of offerings in the on-premises market. These offering ...

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5.7 IBM Cloud Identity

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

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5.8 Ilantus Xpress IdaaS

Ilantus Technologies is a specialized vendor in the IAM domain. While primarily a system integrator, it has also moved to become an IDaaS vendor speci ...

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5.9 iSM Secu-Sys bi-cube

German software vendor iSM Secu-Sys is a small vendor that began in the on-premises IAM market. Over the past years, the company has invested in deliv ...

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5.10 iWelcome CIAM

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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5.11 JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service

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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5.12 Memority

Memority was founded by French system integrator Arismore. With the acquisition of Arismore by Accenture Security, Memority has become part of that la ...

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5.13 Microsoft Azure Active Directory

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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5.14 Omada Identity Suite

Omada is another of the established IAM players that offer their standard offerings as an IDaaS B2E product as well. As with other vendors, this goes ...

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5.15 OneLogin

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

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5.16 OpenIAM

OpenIAM counts among the less known vendors in the IDaaS B2E market segment, taking a different approach than others. They started with an IAM offerin ...

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5.17 Optimal IdM OptimalCloud

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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5.18 Oracle Identity Cloud Service

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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5.19 SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication

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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5.20 SailPoint IdentityNow

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

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5.21 Saviynt Cloud Access Governance and Intelligence

Saviynt is a vendor focused specifically on Access Governance and Intelligence as a service. However, they also provide strong integration into applic ...

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5.22 Simeio Identity as a Service

Simeio Solutions is a large system integrator in the IAM market. With their Identity as a Service offering, “powered by Simeio IIC”, they provide ...

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5.23 Trustelem Connect

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 solution with go ...

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5.24 UNIFY Solutions Identity Broker

UNIFY Solutions is a system integrator headquartered in Australia. They also provide a software solution that can be deployed as a SaaS offering, deli ...

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5.25 VMware Identity Manager

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

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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 for ...

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6.1 Atos

Atos delivers its on-premise IAM solutions, now part of the Evidian product portfolio, as MSP offerings for their customers. While they do not yet pro ...

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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 Memority

Memority was founded by French system integrator Arismore. With the acquisition of Arismore by Accenture Security, Memority has become part of that la ...

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6.4 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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6.5 Okta

Okta, being a leading vendor in the IDaaS B2C space, might also be considered an option for IDaaS B2E use cases, particularly due to their strong API ...

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6.6 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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Methodology

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