target audience: TECH BUYER Publication date: Jul 2021 - Document type: IDC MarketScape - Doc Document number: # US46178720
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Authentication for Identity Security 2021 Vendor Assessment
This IDC study presents a vendor assessment of the 2021 advanced authentication for identity security vendor market using the IDC MarketScape model. Most of the vendors in this space will typically explain how they're following a "land and expand" strategy for MFA. It's the same one used years ago in the single sign-on space where near-term needs were obvious and SAML was young. MFA can be effectively delivered as a SaaS offering and really ought to be for your business or organization. Technology exists that will allow you to trust this outsourcing equation; just understand some PKI basics.
"Helping restore order from chaos, multifactor identity solutions are available in the form of the simple to the extremely complex," said Jay Bretzmann, program director, Cybersecurity research, IDC. "The challenge users face is buying enough capability now without eliminating a route to a truly passwordless future complementing a zero trust networking environment."