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KuppingerCole names Microsoft the top overall IDaaS leader
Published Aug 28 2019 11:30 AM 8,598 Views

Howdy folks,

I’m excited to share that KuppingerCole has named Microsoft as the top overall leader in their Leadership Compass for Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Access Management 2019. The report analyzed 15 vendors across three categories of leadership and Microsoft earned the highest scores across product, innovation, and market leadership. Learn more in a complimentary copy of the report.



Microsoft was identified as the “leading IDaaS AM vendor” for functional strength and completeness of product, with a “focus on constant innovation”. KuppingerCole recognized Microsoft’s strength in our “support for popular SaaS app integrations,” which is possible through the open support of our many partners. KuppingerCole highlighted the security capabilities of Azure Active Directory including “strong adaptive authentication” and “strong threat analytics capabilities offering real-time threat detection and remediation.”


KuppingerCole also acknowledged our accelerating app development support saying we are “increasingly DevOps friendly with strong developer community support.” Through open standards, a secure authentication platform, and APIs we’re committed to help customers create the next generation of apps and experiences.


The recognition in this Leadership Compass follows a steady wave of industry recognition for Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Recently, Gartner named Microsoft a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2019 for the third year in a row. Additionally, Forrester Research named Microsoft a Strong Performer in its report The Forrester Wave: Identity-As-A-Service (IDaaS) For Enterprise, Q2 2019, with the largest market presence across vendors.


Of course, none of this is possible without the collaboration and support of our customers and partners. Thank you all, and please continue to give us your feedback so we can help you achieve more!


Best Regards,

Alex Simons (@Alex_A_Simons)

Corporate VP of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division     


KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for IDaaS Access Management, Martin Kuppinger, Anmol Singh, 20 August 2019.

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