The convergence of physical and logical security and identity authentications methods highlights the need to protect both a person’s physical identity credentials as well as their digital identity from potential fraud or loss. Within the government and critical national infrastructure (CNI) sectors, the need for robust identity protections is heightened ever more. This is due to the sensitivity of the data these entities possess and the need to ensure that those accessing this information are permitted to. Public sector customers are typically seen as laggards in terms of technological sophistication; however, the high prevalence of data breaches and cyber attacks against these critical networks and organizat
This research service looks into the technical aspects of these IAM solutions, as well as solution capabilities for each integration type, and the various authentication methods used to verify and authenticate a user’s identity and access privileges. This analysis focuses on the United States government and CNI sectors, as these industries carry more specific regulatory requirements and the barriers into the public sector market are higher due to varying purchase and security requirements. The assessment does not include IAM hardware products or maintenance/support services revenue, as these areas are covered in other research services.
Key Issues Addressed
- Which companies are prominent in the IAM software market?
- How has security convergence and changing IAM business models affected current IAM solution offerings?
- Which customer groups are requesting specific system capabilities and integration types?
- What are technology trends are shifting how IAM software solutions are designed and implemented?
- What authentication methods are most prominent and how might these methods shift in the future?