Identity and Access Management Vendors
The following identity and access management vendors list includes strong contenders in the IAM technology and software space.
As more companies manage remote workforces and dispersed systems, there is a growing demand for excellent identity and access management products to identify and authenticate users, manage system access, improve cybersecurity, and streamline IAM processes. There are several vendors that offer some exceptional products, services and benefits. While some vendors are big and work better for large enterprises, others are smaller and offer unique benefits to SMBs or growing businesses.
The companies listed in the following identity and access management vendors list are gathered form publicly available information sources such as independent research reports and customer reviews from third party sites. Identity Management Institute and many other companies which provide non-software identity and access management services such as compliance, risk management, training, and certification are not included in the following IAM vendor list.
This list is in alphabetical order, informational, and updated periodically to reflect changes in the industry including new or improved products offered by established identity and access management companies, new IAM vendors, and rising stars. The information on this page may not be accurate or complete at any given time.
Identity and Access Management Vendors
Launched in 1997, Avatier created and patented the first Identity Access IT Store in the world, which featured automatic workflow. Its flagship Identity Anywhere platform has a suite of access management products that are independently licensed. Avatier’s products include multifactor authetnication with multiple biometrics, group self-service, lifecycle management, single sign-on service, access governance, password management and an AI virtual agent. Because of its unique approach and design, Avatier is especially useful for enterprises that want to automate IT operations, conduct IT audits from any device and conduct access certifications.
Newly acquired by Okta, Auth0 was originally founded in 2013. Although it is not as automated as its competitors, it is an excellent choice for companies that require more customization and prefer a DIY approach to designing their own IAM. It integrates easily with third-party identity extensions. It offers a customizable SSO portal, SaaS provisioning, password sync, multiple SSO policies, a report library and more. There is no user self-service feature. It also offers authentication for on-premises apps.
Founded in 1961, Broadcom is mostly known for its infrastructure software and semiconductor products. In 2018, it acquired CA Technologies and combined its portfolio to create its Identity Security platform. It offers integrated solutions for cloud and on-premises applications. There is SSO, secure cloud solutions, advanced and contextual authentication, identity governance, privileged access management and more. Highly rated on Gartner, the platform is especially praised for its simplification and consolidation of access management in an easy-to-use interface.
4. Cisco Duo
Cisco has a variety of tools and methods for IAM, including Duo, which it acquired in 2018. Founded in 1984, the company entered the IAM arena in the past several years. Duo is a part of the company’s zero-trust approach. Cisco simplifies tasks and offers services such as MFA, SSO, federation and RBC for enterprises. Its solutions offer scalability, which is also ideal for larger, growing companies. Boasting a unique portfolio, Cisco is one of the only vendors that spans zero trust, IAM, network access control and micro segmentation today.
Founded in 1999, CyberArk eventually became a public company in 2016. It then made several strategic acquisitions, including its latest purchase of Idaptive. Now, the new and combined main product of the two companies is CyberArk Workforce Identity, which is a SaaS-based platform for mobile, on-premises and cloud applications. It provides SSO, MFA, lifecycle management, directory services, endpoint authentication and more. The ability users have to see potential threats on the dashboard makes the intuitive platform a good choice for all types or sizes of businesses. For companies with current repositories, it offers excellent integration abilities as well.
Founded in 2012, Dashlane is not exactly a new company, but its popularity in IAM has been increasing lately because of its useful features and streamlined design. For companies that have simpler requirements and need easy but reliable onboarding of employees, Dashlane’s tools are ideal. The password manager offers permission management tools, security issue monitoring, SAML-based SSO, secure sharing and much more. Additionally, its highly secure architecture has never been hacked.
7. Fischer Identity
Fischer Identity was founded in 1982. It is known in the IAM space for its quick and successful deployment. According to Fischer, it has a 90% deployment success rate and deploys in weeks instead of months. Its full-suite IAM solutions are ideal for on-premises or cloud servers. Fischer Identity provides SSO, five-factor authentication for complex corporate environments, provisioning, self-service, password governance, full lifecycle management for end users and more. Because of its advanced authentication abilities, it is a top-rated choice for companies with complex needs.
The open-source platform ForgeRock was launched in 2010 and has a multinational base. In 2016, it became commercial. The company raised $93.5 million in funding in 2020 and went public in 2021. It offers all the standard IAM features and others, such as granular-level personalization for authentication and access preferences. There is a simple drag-and-drop design. What distinguishes this product from competing options is its AI and machine learning abilities. These features help organizations measure risk visibility and can boost efficiency in operations by cutting several processes that traditionally have only been performed manually.
The tech giant that led the way in hardware development for decades also offers IAM solutions that maintain good ratings. Its platform is based on a zero-trust strategy. Users can enjoy multifactor authentication, privileged account guarding, SSO from any device, access rights designation and more. Especially good for large enterprises, the platform’s design protects users within and outside of the enterprise. It is good for customer and workforce applications, and its intuitive automation features are highly rated. Also, its design is ideal for cloud/edge, hybrid and on-premises cloud architectures. IBM recently released Cloud Pak as a SaaS solution.
Although it is now part of CyberArk through acquisition, the Idaptive platform is known for unifying all important elements of IAM in a single place. It is ideal for companies that need a simplified solution to access management. Also, it is designed to help organizations that need to secure all access points for a remote workforce, making Idaptive valuable for large enterprises that are shifting more toward permanently maintaining a remote workforce. Users have the benefits of MFA, SSO, app gateway, user behavior analytics, lifecycle management and more. Its design also makes onboarding and offboarding easy to automate. The platform is easy to use, intuitive and utilizes a zero-trust approach.
Since 1975, Microsoft has been a leader in many spaces in the tech world, and it has been a player in the IDaaS arena since 2014. Its versatile IAM platform is designed to work for any device, user and app. Microsoft offers central identity management, simplified identity governance, secure adaptive access and a seamless user interface. Microsoft provides e-commerce, ERP, cloud storage, CRM, collaboration and management tools that are especially useful for businesses that are already using Azure. It is continually updating and improving its Azure Active Directory Premium service. Overall, its many services, ease of use and benefits for Azure users make it a top contender in the market.
My1Login was founded in 2007. Its IAM platform eliminates password burdens for users and utilizes passwordless authentication. Also, there is a more centralized structure for access control, which makes offboarding and onboarding easier. In addition to SSO, it features privileged password management, permission-based sharing, audit access for privileged accounts, user self-service, MFA and more. Its features are designed to especially benefit organizations in sectors that have higher security risks, such as the financial and public sectors. In 2021, My1Login was a winner in Cloud Excellence Awards.
In a recent report listing the key players in the global IAM market, Okta was one of the few that made the list. Founded in 2009, Okta has grown significantly and even acquired the well-known Auth0 in 2021. It maintains excellent user reviews for its robust platform. Okta is one of the top all-around solutions for any size or type of business. It offers impressive flexibility and automation features for a competitive price. Okta has 10 products, including B2B integration, MFA, API access management and more. It also has six services, including SSO.
OneLogin was founded in 2009, and it has made several acquisitions since 2015. Its latest acquisition, which was in 2017, was ThisData from New Zealand. The Forrester Wave recognized OneLogin as a leader in IDaaS for enterprises in 2021. For enterprises with multiple groups and plenty of users, the platform offers helpful synchronization features. It offers an advanced AI-backed adaptive authentication feature, MFA, mobile device management and more. Its authentication features can be assigned based on user role, and there are automation tools for this and other features. Also, there is automation for access changes as user roles change within the company.
Although Oracle has been around much longer, its cloud infrastructure launched in 2016. It supports Oracle’s IAM platform. With the cloud IDaaS platform, users have access to multiple cloud and on-premises applications. It integrates with custom identity management apps using APIs. The intuitive platform uses risk-aware business logic and context to identify risks, and it offers user and access entitlement management. Additionally, it provides on-demand scaling, adaptive authentication, unified SSO and more. The platform is especially useful for growing businesses and larger enterprises.
A good choice for a la carte IDM, PingIdentity offers its PingOne Cloud Platform for end-to-end solutions. It was launched in 2002. Majority ownership of the company was purchased by Vista Equity Partners in 2016, and it went public in 2019. There are multiple package options for businesses that need services for customers, employees or both. It has cointegrated systems, and there are turnkey platforms for Google Cloud, Zoom, Microsoft AD Federation Services and more. On its own, PingOne for Enterprise has a single authentication policy and limited MFA. However, far more sophistication options exist when it is used with the company’s other products, such as PingID and PingFederate.
Founded in 1982, RSA grew by acquiring several companies. It eventually became part of Dell Technologies, and it was more recently acquired by Symphony Technology Group in 2020. In 2016, it rebranded its famous SecurID platform as SecurID Access. RSA provides multiple platforms for traditional IAM, identity governance, IDaaS and administration. Although its product suites include components that are separately licensed, they offer more benefits for users. For example, they offer MFA, SSO, lifecycle management, adaptive authentication, MDM, identity governance and much more. RSA offers more choices and flexibility, making it a good selection for larger entities.
SailPoint was founded in 2005. Although SailPoint is a smaller pure-play company in the IAM space, it offers exceptional flexibility and the ability to adapt to nearly any enterprise architecture. Its simple-to-use wizards allow companies to potentially integrate up to 99% of their current data and applications. One of the reasons why the intuitive platform is so highly rated is because users can separately access core IAM features or use more sophisticated analytical features that are powered by AI, which are collectively called Predictive Identity. Users enjoy MFA, SSO, acceleration, advanced automation, AI features and more. SailPoint offers strong identity governance, SaaS management and other services as well.
Secure Auth launched in 2005, and it has more than 25,000 users around the world. Its Core Security products were acquired by HelpSystems in 2019. The SecureAuth platform provides MFA, SSO, adaptive authentication, user lifecycle management, user self-service, directory integration, passwordless authentication and more. The platform’s versatility makes it a good choice for a variety of business sizes. It now offers more than 8,000 supported applications and supports major federation protocols. Additionally, it has customization options for workflows and enhanced threat detection abilities to allow users to customize authentications based on users, groups, risks, threats or applications.
VMWare launched in 1998, created its first patent in 2002 and has been growing since. Also, it was the first company to successfully virtualize the x86 architecture. Its IAM solutions are designed for large enterprises, so they may be too complex for SMBs. The Workspace platform integrates well with other VMWare solutions. It offers a long list of services, including a customizable SSO portal, SaaS provisioning, password sync, on-premises app authentication, multiple directory integration and more. In November 2019, VMWare released Workstation Pro 15.5.1.
In alphabetical order, the following is a list of other strong contenders in the IAM space:
- GateKeeper Enterprise
- HID Global
- Hitachi ID Bravura Identity
- Identity Automation
- Micro Focus
- One Identity
- Optimal IdM
- QuickLaunch SSO
- Radiant Logic
- Thales SafeNet
Finding the right IAM solution depends on a company’s current needs, growth projections and level of customization. While some vendors’ products or suites are better for skilled or advanced users, others are designed for new users and provide a wealth of benefits for them. Be sure to check out demo videos of your top considerations. Most identity management companies offer free trials for a couple weeks, which are also helpful in guiding decisions.
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