Solutions Review’s listing of the best Identity and Access Management software providers is an annual look into the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Our editors gathered this information via online materials, reports, product demonstrations, conversations with vendor representatives, and free trial examinations.
The primary cybersecurity tool your company can use to prevent data breaches is identity and access management (IAM). Identity management (specifically, identity authentication) forms the digital perimeter composed of now-legacy antivirus solutions. This digital perimeter is the primary mechanism by which threat actors are kept out. Even if they penetrate the perimeter, identity management can constrain threat actor permissions, limiting the damage they inflict on your network.
Your enterprise needs an identity and access management solution. It’s the only tool for thoroughly monitoring who accesses what, when, where, how, and why. How else can you be sure that your employees are who they say they are? With that in mind, the editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best identity and access management software companies in the marketplace to help you find the best tool for your organization’s needs.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best Identity and Access Management Providers for 2023
Platform: Identity Anywhere
Description: Avatier offers a suite of independently-licensed identity and access management products focused on providing usability and quick time-to-value with its flagship Identity Anywhere platform. Avatier delivers a unique approach that extends its IAM automation and self-service capabilities beyond the traditional enterprise use cases. Its solutions help enterprises automate operations and conduct access certifications from any endpoint device regardless of its location. Avatier also delegates security, administration, password management, and Single Sign-On.
Platform: Auth0 Identity Platform
Description: Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Auth0 values simplicity, extensibility and enables security and application teams to make identity work for everyone in their organizations. Auth0’s Authentication platform features frictionless logins, Single Sign-On, while its Access Management Platform offers API Authorization and RBAC. Its authentication capabilities include diverse options such as Step-Up and adaptive multi-factor to provide unique use cases.
Description: Broadcom folded CA Technologies’ end-to-end Identity Management portfolio with its Identity Suite, Secure Cloud IDaaS solution, Single Sign-On, Advanced Authentication, and Privileged Access Management Capabilities. Layer7 provides an integrated solution for on-premises and cloud application provisioning and governance that manages user identities throughout their entire lifecycle. Broadcom also increases audit and compliance efficiency through streamlined governance campaigns. Additionally, it offers consumer-grade scalability and real-time policy enforcement.
Platform: Curity Identity Server
Description: Curity is a significant supplier of API-driven identity management, providing unified security for digital services. The Curity Identity Server operates as an OAuth and OpenID Connect Server. Enterprises can use it for logging in and securing users’ access to the web and mobile apps over APIs and microservices as the business scales. Also, the Curity Identity Server is built upon open standards designed for development and operations. The provider can address organizations’ enterprise-grade API security needs in financial services, telecom, retail, energy, and government services.
Platform: Identity-as-a-Service®️ Platform
Description: Fischer International’s Identity as a Service (IaaS) is an enterprise-grade full-suite identity solution for 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 also offers complete audit logging, over 100 out-of-the-box reports, a comprehensive connector library in every license purchase, and easy-to-use dashboards.
Platform: ForgeRock Identity Cloud
Description: ForgeRock offers one of the few open-source IAM platforms on the market. The ForgeRock Identity Platform is built on Sun Microsystem’s open-source IAM projects. It includes a set of APIs, allowing for the efficient and rapid development of new services ready for deployment in the cloud. As of 2020, ForgeRock also offers the ForgeRock Identity Cloud platform, aimed at helping protect identities on public cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments. ForgeRock continues to innovate its authentication tools; it continues to innovate eliminating usernames and passwords.
Description: FusionAuth is a single-tenant CIAM solution for enterprise web and mobile applications. Built for developers, FusionAuth’s REST API installs with one command to provide secure on-premises or private cloud identity with login, registration, multi-factor authentication, Single Sign-On, email templates, localization, role-based access control, and brute-force detection. FusionAuth also offers flexible password controls to simplify user provisioning and migration, delivering user reports, moderation, reward/discipline, user search & segmentation features.
Platform: HID Global
Description: HID Global offers various solutions ranging from biometric sensors and read modules; these include OEM embedded reader modules and finished desktop readers that validate identity using fingerprints or hard tokens. HID Global’s solutions can integrate into existing business systems, both analog and digital. Its solutions feature advanced multi-factor authentication, credential management, and analytics. The vendor also provides access control systems with support for many credential technologies. It tailors its specific solutions to match with different verticals and use cases.
Platform: IBM Security
Description: IBM offers the Cloud Identity Service product, a cloud-based identity and access management solution which offers multi-factor authentication, SSO, and user lifecycle management. IBM delivers its Cloud Identity Service as a multi-tenant model, though some components can be delivered in a dedicated model. The IBM Security Identity Governance (ISIG) platform provides end-to-end user lifecycle management, identity analytics, and enhanced password synchronization. IBM’s products offer deep functionality and robust connectivity with a range of complementary products.
Description: Identity 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, multi-factor authentication across all applications and databases, and time-based access expiration. The RapidIdentity solution is also offered in several different editions, each specialized to suit specific business verticals’ authentication and compliance demands.
Description: ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, offers its. AD360 platform. The AD360 is an integrated identity and access management (IAM) solution designed to assist enterprises in managing and securing user identities while facilitating identity governance and ensuring compliance. It helps simplify IAM by providing a complete suite of tools with considerable advantages over native tools. Using AD360, administrators can monitor and manage their enterprise’s on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments from a single console.
Platform: Azure Active Directory
Description: Microsoft offers 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. Microsoft also provides active directory services, federation services, multi-tenant support, and cloud-based directory services, all bundled with EMM and rights management and supported by 28 data centers worldwide. Additionally, it provides conditional access and multi-factor authentication.
Description: My1Login’s Password Manager solutions offer Single Sign-On without revealing credentials, audited access to privileged accounts, and permission-based sharing. Additionally, My1Login integrates with web apps, virtualized apps, and even Windows desktop apps without requiring APIs. Thus, the vendor can provide SSO seamlessly linked to the user’s directory login. My1Login cannot access customer data since this is encrypted client-side, using safely secured keys inside the customer’s environment.
Description: Micro Focus owns the NetIQ identity and access management suite, which is part of CyberRes, a Micro Focus business. The highly scalable set of solutions is offered with several optional add- ons, such as Access Review—an identity governance add-on—and the NetIQ Access Governance Suite (AGS). Micro Focus’s 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 various business use cases.
Description: Okta’s Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering boasts one of the fastest-growing customer bases in the market and the funding to match. The Okta Identity Management Service provides centralized directory services, Single Sign-On, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and reporting. All of this is delivered as a multi-tenant IDaaS with some components operating on-premise. In addition to their industry-standard IDaaS capabilities, Okta also provides MDM and phone-as-a-token authentication capabilities for multi-factor authentication policy implementation.
Platform: Omada Identity and Omada Identity Cloud
Description: The Omada Identity and Omada Identity Cloud provide an enterprise platform for identity management and identity governance that is available as a comprehensive system. Omada features a flexible data model, excellent dashboards, and powerful reporting capabilities, including closed-loop reporting. User-facing elements of all identity lifecycle scenarios support a flexible data model for user entitlements. Omada also offers specific provisioning services and industry-tailored solutions for several verticals, including Banking and Finance, Life-Sciences, Manufacturing, Public, Utilities, and Retail.
Platform: One Identity Manager
Description: One Identity offers solutions with a modular and integrated approach to user account management that provides rapid time-to-value. One Identity offers comprehensive functionality that allows customers to build on their existing security investments. One Identity Manager offers different solution “editions” offered to various industry verticals, including but not limited to communications, banking, insurance, and media services. Its primary strengths include governance, policy management, workflow capabilities, and out-of-the-box capabilities.
Platform: OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform
Description: OneLogin, which was acquired by One Identity in October 2021, provides on-demand IDaaS solutions consisting of Single Sign-On, multi-factor authentication, directory integration, user provisioning capabilities. The solution is provided via a multi-tenant architecture and provides solid capabilities and support for access management policy administration, user directory integration, and end-user self-service. As major proponents of the OpenID Native Applications Working Group (NAPPS), OneLogin has taken a standards-based approach to application integration and established itself as a thought leader in the field of authentication.
Platform: Optimal IdM
Description: Initially founded in 2005, Optimal IdM has since evolved into a global provider of affordable identity and access management solutions. The privately held company 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. Optimal IdM also provides a single-tenant IDaaS offering via Optimal Federation and Identity Services (OFIS), an on-premise software offering.
Platform: Oracle Identity Governance (OIG)
Description: The 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. OIG suite is marketed for and well-suited to large enterprise customers with global footprints. Accordingly, OIG is a highly complex, scalable, and flexible product, offering a product that can more than adequately protect small or mid-sized businesses as well.
Platform: PingOne Cloud Platform
Description: Ping 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. Ping Identity works to accelerate its move to the cloud while delivering a rich customer experience. Additionally, Ping Identity can quickly onboard partners as part of their digital transformation. It allows employees, customers, and partners the freedom to access the cloud and on-premises applications they need with an enterprise IDaaS solution that includes multi-factor authentication, Single Sign-On, and access security.
Platform: RadiantOne Intelligent Identity Data Platform
Description: Radiant 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. The RadiantOne solution aims to reduce administrative efforts, simplify data integration and storage, and build a flexible identity infrastructure to meet changing business demands.
Description: RSA offers its clients a suite of integrated risk management, identity access & management, threat detection, and omnichannel fraud prevention solutions. These solutions can help organizations manage risk in the evolving digital era by integrating technologies, uniting stakeholders, turning risks into rewards. Its IAM platform, SecurID, equips users with the access management and identity governance capabilities they need without compromising on security, ease of use, or overall convenience.
Platform: SailPoint Identity
Description: SailPoint offers both traditional Identity Management with its IdentityIQ solution and IdentityNow, a multi-tenant Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution. IdentityIQ is provided as a stand-alone, on-premises product with several optional add-ons. SailPoint’s Identity IQ is well-regarded for its strong identity governance and provisioning capabilities. IdentityIQ is also a hosted managed service for enterprises strapped for cybersecurity and identity talent. IdentityNow’s true strength lies in its access governance capabilities, which build SailPoint’s background as an IGA innovator.
Platform: Salesforce Customer Identity
Description: Salesforce entered the Identity and Access Management market in 2013 with the release of Salesforce Identity. This IDaaS solution is both offered as an independent service and as part of Salesforce’s cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution offering. Salesforce Identity features baseline IDaaS capabilities for establishing and enforcing enterprise-level access policy and provisioning and an excellent and integrated graphical workflow for policy management, enterprise social identity, and centralized access management capabilities.
Platform: Saviynt Enterprise Identity Cloud
Description: Saviynt approaches identity governance and administration holistically, moving beyond core Identity Governance to cloud security, application GRC, and access governance—all within an entirely cloud-based solution. Saviynt’s platform can facilitate and automate user access reviews, onboarding, offboarding, and lifecycle management. It also enables import access, usage data from applications in real-time or as a batch recognizes violations and remediation suggestions. Saviynt can also develop rules and roles based on user data, attributes, behaviors and offer suggestions.
Description: SecureAuth offers specific industry solutions for healthcare, energy, and retail. 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, remediating access violations, and generating audit and compliance reports. Its specific use cases include 25 multi-factor authentication methods to supplant password-oriented and two-factor authentication and options to protect Microsoft Office 365 in particular.
Description: SecZetta offers a suite of independently licensed products that provide easy use and quick time-to-value. SecZetta’s most prominent strength is its unique approach to managing non-employees, including a record system for non-employees that extends business processes and delegated management to partners, including self-service capabilities to non-employees. Their solutions can help organizations effectively manage, automate and control the business process of working with and engaging third-party, non-employees.
Description: Atlanta-based Simeio Solutions offers a variety of IAM solutions as both dedicated cloud hosting and on-premise managed services. Simeio 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 or leverage previous investments and manage their legacy IAM environments with next-generation protection.
Description: Tools4Ever develops and provides standardized and affordable IGA solutions. 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, detailed audit logs, and Single Sign-On. Tools4Ever also offers an inhouse team of IT consultants to assist with enterprises’ identity governance and administration deployment and implementations.
Platform: Ubisecure Identity
Description: Ubisecure 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. It allows enterprises to obtain and secure customer data for strategic business purposes while simultaneously meeting essential regulatory requirements like GDPR. Its solution is available via on-premise software, private cloud, or as a managed service.
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