Microsoft has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Authentication for Identity Security 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US46178720, July 2021) report.
The IDC MarketScape analyzed companies’ identity security capabilities and strategies and Microsoft was one of seven companies recognized as a leader. Read the report excerpt to learn more.
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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.
Source: "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Authentication for Identity Security 2021 Vendor Assessment", By: Jay Bretzmann, July 2021, IDC # US46178720
In the report, Program Director of Cybersecurity Research Jay Bretzmann writes, “Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Azure Active Directory are the repositories for more user identities than all other combined directory services providers. Its identity ecosystem continues to expand, offering advanced authentication capabilities that can meet most use cases on Windows and, increasingly, non-Windows environments.” The report also highlights Microsoft capabilities in Azure Active Directory for identity protection, Conditional Access, continuous access evaluation, and verifiable credentials.
Identity security is a top priority for us to deliver to our customers, so we’re extremely honored that our efforts have been recognized by the IDC MarketScape. We prioritize security principles when developing our products and innovating new solutions. We believe they validate our vision to provide identity-driven security and effortless user experiences to our customers.
The IDC MarketScpae’s guidance aligns with Microsoft’s security principles:
The report also explores industry trends and the leading cause of security breaches, and offers recommendations on choosing security solutions.
Read the report excerpt for details.
Microsoft’s inclusion in the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment is the most recent example of industry validation of recent efforts to help companies be more secure. Check out our leadership recognition across Microsoft Security.
See also our 5 steps to securing your identity infrastructure to see the top things you can do in Azure AD to improve your security posture.
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