SafeNet Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for User Authentication
Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Second Consecutive Year
March 13, 2013
SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today
announced that the company has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc.
in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2013 “Magic Quadrant
for User Authentication report.” The report evaluates SafeNet’s
Fully Trusted Authentication Solutions, which allow organizations to
protect identities and transactions across an evolving landscape, including
cloud, virtual and mobile environments.
SafeNet was designated as ‘a Leader’
by Gartner Inc. for the second consecutive year. According to Gartner, ‘Leaders’ in this Magic Quadrant are
vendors with a solid track record and, typically, a significant presence in the
market. They have a clearly articulated
vision that is in line with the market trends and their vision is typically
backed by solid technical innovation as well as an understanding of the
challenges and opportunities presented by the Nexus of Forces. The ‘Leaders’ business strategy and execution
are very sound and vendors in this quadrant can provide a strong solution for
enterprises in different vertical industries across one or many use cases,
typically including emerging needs pertaining to cloud and mobile.
“Significant shifts in the IT landscape have
forced a tidal wave of change in Authentication and SafeNet has been at the
forefront of that change”, stated Andrew Young, Vice President of Product
Management and Authentication, SafeNet. “During
the past year, we further advanced our leadership position through our increased
investments in next generation solutions for cloud and contextual risk based
authentication. As a result, SafeNet is
one of the only companies that can provide customers with a cloud based
platform that can scale with their business, generate operating efficiencies
and secure sensitive data in traditional, social, cloud and mobile environments. We are honored that Gartner
continues to recognize us, which we believe is for the strength and innovation
of our authentication solutions.”
Gartner expects further
growth in cloud-based user authentication services among enterprises as
multitenanted cloud-based services mature, and as cloud computing becomes more
widely adopted as a way of delivering business applications and services
generally. Gartner predicts that, by 2017, more than 50% of enterprises will
choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user
authentication implementations — up from less than 10% today.
SafeNet is already
well established as an industry leading authentication solutions provider, with
one of the strongest positions in the enterprise user authentication
market. SafeNet further built upon this
leadership position with the recent launch of SafeNet
which provides customers with a fully automated cloud-based offering which
streamlines authentication workflows and significantly reduces administration
overhead. With no infrastructure required, this powerful combination
provides customers with highly secure authentication, fast and seamless migration
to cloud environments, reduced costs and the ability to secure their most
sensitive data across users, applications and environments.
full 2012 Gartner User Authentication Magic Quadrant, report can be viewed at http://www.gartner.com/reprints/safenet?id=1-1EDOOTP&ct=130307&st=sb.
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*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for User
Authentication” by Ant Allan, PhD, Vice President, Gartner Inc., March 2013.
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