2017 Magic Quadrant for Access Management
Furthest in Execution: Okta Named a Leader in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide
Gartner recently named Okta a leader in its first “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2017.” In the report, we are positioned highest in “ability to execute.” The new Access Management MQ evaluates 15 companies, looking at both on-premises and cloud-delivered solutions.
According to Gartner, “Access management (AM) applies to 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. Access managers have evolved from early “web access managers.” Target applications may have traditional web application architectures using web browsers and web application servers, and these applications may run on customers' premises or in the cloud. Capabilities have expanded to support native mobile or hybrid mobile applications. In addition, these applications may run on internet-connected things with or without human operators. Protected target resources may include on-premises or SaaS applications and web services APIs across business-to-employee (B2E), B2B and B2C use cases.”
“This Magic Quadrant focuses on vendors that deliver AM functionality to support multiple common use cases, and that provide solutions in software or hardware appliance form factors, or as a service to meet customer requirements for access control to applications and services on-premises or in private and public clouds.”*
In other research from industry analyst firms, Forrester Research has recognized Okta as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017. The report evaluates seven Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) providers and Okta was positioned as a Leader in the research, earning the highest ranking in both “current offering” and “strategy.” Forrester writes: “Okta offers a comprehensive IDaaS platform with provisioning and API management. The meta-directory design of the solution offers comprehensive directory management, access policy administration, and easy-to-use schema mapping between its cloud directory and endpoints.”**
Thousands of customers and millions of people use Okta every day. We’ve been rapidly accelerating the pace of our innovation by the launch of Okta API Access Management, achievement of industry-leading FedRAMP certification, joining forces with Stormpath to accelerate growth of our identity platform for developers, and global expansion with new offices in London, Seattle and San Jose. We have also deepened our partnership with leading technology partners, Google and F5 Networks, and added key new hires to scale operations globally. We believe that our placement in this year’s AM Magic Quadrant is a testament to these investments and our progress, and to the continued success of our customers and partners.
For more information, please download the full Gartner report.
Read more about The Forrester Wave: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017 here: https://www.okta.com/resources/analyst-research-forrester-wave-leader-identity-as-a-service
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, Gregg Kreizman and Anmol Singh, 7 June 2017.
**The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017, Forrester Research, Inc., 17 November 2017.
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