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.
Okta was previously evaluated in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service,” an earlier research report from the firm in which we were the only company to appear in the Leaders quadrant for the three years of the report’s publication. Gartner has since retired the IDaaS MQ, which only evaluated cloud-based offerings.
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.”*
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.
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*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, Gregg Kreizman and Anmol Singh, 7 June 2017.
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