Whether you’re overseeing financial records or valuable intellectual property, tracking inventory or managing a patient health portal, you have as many users as you do reasons to choose the best enterprise access management solution for your needs. Your applications and APIs need to be secure against those who would do you harm, but you don’t dare make them less convenient for those who need access. If you do, you’ll find user frustration, loss of productivity and customer churn.
There’s more choice in the access management market than ever before. It continues to evolve to better support the needs of the modern enterprise, including support for more authentication methods, adaptive access, mobile computing and API target services.
But no two enterprises are alike. You have unique challenges to consider that can make finding the right access management vendor seem daunting. Maybe you have legacy on-premises applications that are difficult to integrate with. Maybe you need a solution that can protect your APIs as well as your applications. Maybe you don’t have the in-house IAM talent you need to manage your own solution. Or maybe you’ve got millions of demanding customers that just won’t tolerate any friction in their experience.
We believe that the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a great resource to help you match up your specific requirements with evaluations of 15 access management vendors, including Ping Identity.
Gartner evaluates vendors that provide access management products and services, defined as “technologies that use access control engines to provide centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO), session management and authorization enforcement for target applications in multiple use cases (e.g. B2E, B2B and B2C).”
Gartner uses a number of important decision factors for vendor selection, including support for applications that require reverse proxy and HTTP header-style authentication, API authentication and authorization, the use of contextual information to guide access decisions, and enterprise mobile management (EMM) integrations. According to Gartner’s guidelines, leaders in this market “generally have significant customer cases” with “feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use-case needs.”
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, Gregg Kreizman, 2018