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2020 Vendors to Know: Identity Management

2020 Vendors to Know: Identity Management

2020 Vendors to Know: Identity Management

Solutions Review’s listing of the Vendors to Know: Identity Management is a mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the privileged access management products listed here based on each solution’s Authority Score, a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.

Who are the thirty-one Vendors to Know in Identity Management (IAM) in 2020? 

The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential Identity Management vendors to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we listed the Vendors to Know in Identity Management.  

Note: Companies in the 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity Management are listed in alphabetical order.

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Avatier Identity Management CompaniesThe Avatier Identity Anywhere platform offers a suite of independently-licensed identity and access management products focused on offering usability and quick time-to-value. Avatier’s most prominent strength is its unique approach which extends its IAM automation and self-service capabilities beyond the traditional enterprise use-cases. Avatier also allows for delegation of identity security, management administration, password management, and single sign-on.


2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementSince acquiring CA Technologies in 2018, Broadcom has folded CA Technologies’ end-to-end Identity Management portfolio with its Identity Suite. The newly-named Layer7 provides an integrated solution for on-premises and cloud application provisioning and governance that manages user identities throughout its entire lifecycle. In 2019, it received attention as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management. 


Curity serves as a major supplier of API-driven identity management, providing unified security for digital services. The Curity Identity Server operates as an OAuth and OpenID Connect Server. The Curity Identity Server offers a combination of IAM and API management. Curity’s solution allows customers full control of the security platform, offering the necessary tools to handle the complexities of identity security standards.

Fischer Identity

Fischer Identity Fischer Identity provides its IAM solution: Identity as a Service (IaaS), an enterprise-grade full-suite identity solution for either your private cloud or on-premise servers. Fischer Identity offers user provisioning for end-user full-lifecycle management, access governance, self-service password management, SSO/Federation and five-factor authentication to securely manage identities in complex corporate environments. Fischer Identity’s flexibility allows for control and access delegation. 


2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementThe ForgeRock Identity Platform is built on Sun Microsystem’s open-source IAM projects and includes a set of APIs, allowing for the efficient and rapid development of new services ready for deployment in the cloud or on mobile devices. As of 2019 and 2020, ForgeRock also offers the ForgeRock Identity Cloud platform, aimed at helping to  protect identities on public cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments. Recently, ForgeRock raised $93.5 million in a Series E funding round. 


FusionAuthFusionAuth is a single-tenant CIAM solution for enterprise web and mobile applications. FusionAuth’s REST API installs with one command to provide secure on-premises or private cloud identity with login, registration, multifactor authentication, single sign-on, email templates & localization, role-based access control, and brute-force detection. FusionAuth’s REST API installs on macOS, Linux, Windows and cloud servers. offers a SaaS identity management solution that enables passwordless single sign-on and automates account lifecycle management. Instead of passwords, embraces cryptographic proof of possession using a mobile app or security keys which can dramatically reduce the risk of phishing and account takeover attacks.’s account lifecycle automation aims to streamline provisioning and managing application accounts.

HID Global

HID GlobalHID Global offers an array of solutions, which can integrate into existing business systems, both analog and digital. Its solutions feature advanced multifactor authentication, credential management, and analytics. HID Global aims to move customers beyond passwords by presenting users with a range of more convenient (and secure) authentication options while simultaneously driving those options to end-users through context and policies.


IBM IBM entered the IDaaS market in 2014. Since then, IBM has established itself in the market with its Cloud Identity Service product; a cloud-based identity and access management solution which offers multifactor authentication, SSO, and user lifecycle management. IBM was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave for Risk-Based Authentication, Q2 2020. Also, it appeared in the Gartner 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management as a Leader. 


IdaptiveIn 2020, CyberArk acquired Idaptive, although Idaptive continues to operate under its current brand. Idaptive delivers its Next-Gen Access solution, designed to protect enterprises from data breaches through a zero-trust approach. Idaptive secures access to applications and endpoints by verifying every user, validating its devices, and intelligently limiting its access. Idaptive Next-Gen Access converges single single-on (SSO) and adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Identity Automation

identity automationIdentity Automation’s signature RapidIdentity product supports identity governance and administration capabilities, automated provisioning, access and account management in both on-premise and as-a-service deployments. The solution also boasts secure single sign-on access to nearly any enterprise system, multifactor authentication across all applications and databases, and time-based access expiration. It received honorable mention in the 2019 IGA Gartner Magic Quadrant. 


microsoftMicrosoft works to innovate and upgrade its Azure Active Directory (AAD) Premium service. AAD offers comparable capabilities to other major IDaaS offerings and includes access to Microsoft Identity Manager products and other SaaS applications for use with its on-premise systems. Additionally, it provides conditional access and multifactor authentication. In the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Microsoft was named a Leader. 


My1Login 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementMy1Login seeks to utilize Single Sign-On (SSO) and Privileged Password Management that works with all application types by controlling user access and centralizing identity. The SSO solution works for web, mobile, and non-browser applications in all kinds of architecture. Additionally, My1Login integrates with web apps and even Windows desktop apps without requiring APIs. My1Login was named a Finalist in the SC Europe 2020 awards for Best Identity Management Solution.

Micro Focus

Vendors to Know Identity Management 2020Micro Focus owns the NetIQ identity and access management suite, a highly scalable set of solutions. Micro Focus’  Identity Manager centralizes enterprise access administration and ensures that every user has one singular identity— from your physical and virtual networks to the cloud—with a highly flexible solution and strong provisioning capabilities ideal for a variety of business use cases. It was named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2019 Access Management Magic Quadrant.


oktaThe Okta Identity Management Service provides centralized directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and reporting. All of this is delivered as a multitenant IDaaS with some components operating on-premise. Okta features a broad partner-ecosystem. It appeared in the Forrester Wave for IDaaS for Enterprise, Q2 2019, as well as a Leader in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Access Management.


Omada 2020The Omada Identity Cloud (OIC) provides an enterprise platform for identity management and identity governance that is available as a comprehensive system. OIC features a flexible data model, excellent dashboards, and powerful reporting capabilities, including closed-loop reporting. Omada also offers specific provisioning services and industry-tailored solutions for several verticals. 

One Identity 

One Identity Identity Governance ToolsOne Identity offers solutions with a modular and integrated approach to user account management that provides rapid time-to-value. One Identity Manager offers different solution “editions” offered to different industry verticals, including but not limited to communications and media services. Its primary strengths include governance, policy management, and workflow capabilities. Also, it was named to the KuppingerCole in the 2020 Identity Governance and Administration Leadership Compass.


2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementOneLogin provides on-demand IDaaS solutions consisting of single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, directory integration, user provisioning capabilities. OneLogin is provided via a multitenant architecture and provides strong capabilities and support for access management policy administration, user directory integration, and end-user self-service. Recently, it updated its OneLogin Protect authenticator solution and improved its multifactor authentication to increase its security and customization.

Optimal IdM

Optimal IdMOptimal IdM offers both on-premise solutions, such as its Virtual Identity Server and Federation and Identity Services, and cloud-hosted solutions such as OptimalCloud. OptimalCloud is a cloud-based federation and SSO solution. Also, it provides a single-tenant IDaaS offering via its Optimal Federation and Identity Services (OFIS), an on-premise software offering. Optimal IdM received recognition as a Niche Player in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management. 


oracleThe Oracle Identity Governance (OIG) Suite is an integrated identity suite that centralizes security for enterprises’ applications and web services, and provides a single point of contact for support under a single license contract. The Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) became available in late 2016. It appeared as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management. 

Ping Identity

Ping Identity 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementPing Identity’s Identity Defined Security works to secure workforces and customers both on-premises and remote, allowing the right people to access the right things, securely and seamlessly. Additionally, Ping Identity can quickly onboard partners as part of its digital transformation; it provides a dedicated CIAM product as well. In 2019 it appeared as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management.

Radiant Logic

Radiant Logic 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementRadiant Logic delivers standards-based access to all identities within an organization. Its solution, the RadiantOne FID federated identity and directory service, enables customizable identity views built from disparate data silos—along with scalable sync and storage—to drive critical authentication, authorization, and provisioning decisions for web access management, federation, cloud, and cloud directory deployments.


RSAIn 2020, Symphony Technology Group acquired RSA. Also, RSA appeared in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity Governance and Administration 2020. RSA offers both IDaaS and traditional identity management and identity governance and administration solutions. RSA Identity Management and Governance (RSA IMG) is a highly scalable identity management suite built from separately licensed components. RSA Via is a highly capable IDaaS suite.


SailPoint SailPoint offers both traditional Identity Management with its IdentityIQ solution as well as IdentityNow, a multi-tenant Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution. IdentityIQ is offered as a stand-alone, on-premises product with several optional add-ons. SailPoint’s Identity IQ is well-regarded for its strong identity governance capabilities and provisioning capabilities. SailPoint was recognized as the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Identity Governance & Administration. 


salesforce identity management companies 2020Salesforce entered the Identity and Access Management market in 2013 with the release of Salesforce Identity. In fact, Salesforce Identity features baseline IDaaS capabilities for establishing and enforcing enterprise-level access policy and provisioning, as well as an excellent and integrated graphical workflow for policy management, enterprise social identity, and centralized access management capabilities.


SaviyntSolutions provided by Saviynt enable enterprises to secure applications, data, and corporate infrastructure in a single cloud or on-premise platform. Saviynt’s platform can facilitate and automate user access reviews, onboarding, offboarding, and lifecycle management. Also, it facilitates access and usage data from applications in real-time or as a batch, violation recognition, and remediation suggestions. Saviynt solutions can also develop rules and roles based on attributes, and behaviors.


SecureAuth 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementSecureAuth supplements its multifactor authentication use cases with more identity governance and privileged access management capabilities. In fact, SecureAuth’s solutions allow customers to manage privileged access to applications in the cloud or on-premise through provisioning user access changes, certifying user access, and generating audit and compliance reports. Also, SecureAuth was named an Overall Leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Consumer Authentication.


SecZettaSecZetta offers a suite of independently licensed products focused on offering ease of use and quick time-to-value. Its most prominent strength is its unique approach to managing nonemployees which includes a system of record for non-employees and extends business processes and delegated management to partners including self-service capabilities to non-employees. 


SimeioSimeio Solutions offers a variety of IAM solutions as both dedicated cloud hosting or on-premise managed services, including a fully managed IDaaS offering. It offers IDaaS to clients who want consumer IAM and/or CIAM capabilities as a service via on-premise, hosted on cloud or hybrid with a private cloud option available. Its identity security platform, Identity Orchestrator, allows clients to consume identity as a service and/or to leverage previous investments and manage its legacy IAM environments.


UbisecureUbisecure is a European technology provider specializing in high scale customer IAM (CIAM) use-cases. Its Identity Platform is designed to enhance an enterprise’s customer-facing applications by providing a high-quality experience to increase customer capture, conversion, and engagement. The Identity Platform offers adaptive authentication, allowing enterprises with strong customer identities to become Identity Providers through MFA and Centralized Authorization Policy Management.


Tools4ever 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity ManagementTools4Ever develops and provides standardized and affordable Identity Governance & Administration solutions that can be implemented within a few weeks and are easily managed afterward. Tools4ever’s software suite includes access management, password management, authorization management, and AD and NTFS auditing tools and capabilities. In addition to identity governance and administration, Tools4Ever also enables self-service resets, centralized access reporting, and single sign-on.

To learn more about the 2020 Vendors to Know: Identity Management, check out Solutions Review’s other resources, including our Buyer’s Guide. We cover the top providers and their key capabilities in detail.

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