Enterprise IT Identity & Access Management

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Major IAM Vendors

Major IAM Vendors

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Vendor selection is critical in IT business. I still remember an old story when I joint big blue family last Century: a wise advice was spread among IT decision makers globally: “You will never be fired if you buy from IBM”. 


It had worked for a long while. Then, people got fired. Finally, you can not buy PCs from IBM because they are sold to Lenovo. Despite of the result, this phenomenon reflects an enterprise strategy: go with the industry and market leader.


In currently IAM industry and market, a question is “who is the leader?”. My answer is none because no single vendor can provide a complete end to end IAM solution. Near a hundred IAM vendors are fighting a war to become the leader.  Mergers and acquisitions happen frequently.


Before you invest on IAM projects, you should be aware of major IAM product vendors. Just like buying a car, you will have more choices if you know all major auto makers. I have gathered most major IAM vendors in following list (in alphabetic order):


A10 Networks - http://www.a10networks.com

Abridean (bought by nCiper) - http://www.abridean.com
ActivIdentity (renamed from ActivCard) - http://www.actividentity.com
Alacris (bought by Microsoft) - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/clm
Aladdin - http://www.aladdin.com
ASG - http://www.asg.com
Authentify - http://www.authentify.com
Avatier - http://www.avatier.com
Axalto (see Gemalto) - http://www.axalto.com
Bayshore - http://www.bayshore.com
BEA - http://www.bea.com
Beta Systems - http://www2.betasystems.com/en
BHOLD - http://www.bholdcompany.com
BindView (bought by Symantec) - http://www.bindview.com
BMC - http://www.bmc.com
BNX Systems - http://www.bnx.com
Bridgestream - http://www.bridgestream.com
CA - http://www.ca.com/

Centrify - http://www.centrify.com/

Citrix - http://www.citrix.com
Courion - http://www.courion.com
Credentica - http://www.credentica.com
Datapower (bought by IBM) - http://www.datapower.com
Digital Persona - http://www.digitalpersona.com
Enatel - http://www.enatel.com
Entegrity - http://www.entegrity.com
Entrust - http://www.entrust.com
Epok - http://www.epokinc.com
Eurekify - http://www.eurekify.com
Evidian - http://www.evidian.com

Fastpass - http://www.fastpasscorp.com

Fischer Int’l - http://www.fischerinternational.com
Gemplus (see Gemalto) - http://www.gemplus.com

Gemalto (merger of Gemplus and Axalto) - http://www.gemalto.com
GlobalSign - http://www.globalsign.com

HID - http://www.hidcorp.com

HP - http://www.hp.com

IBM - http://www.ibm.com

Identity Engines - http://www.idengines.com
Imanami - http://www.imanami.com
Imprivata - http://www.imprivata.com
Indala - http://www.indala.com
Jericho Sys Juniper - http://www.jerichosystems.com

LogicTrends - http://www.logictrends.com

Maxware - http://www.maxware.com
Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com 

Mirapoint - www.mirapoint.com

M-Tech - www.mtechit.com

nCipher - http://www.ncipher.com
NetIQ - http://www.netiq.com
NetPro - http://www.netpro.com
NeuStar - http://www.neustar.biz
Novell - http://www.novell.com
Oblix (bought by Oracle) - http://www.oracle.com/oblix
OctetString (bought by Oracle) - http://www.oracle.com/octetstring
Omnikey - http://www.omnikey.com
Oracle - http://www.oracle.com
OSM - http://www.cosuser.com
Paramount Defenses - http://www.paramountdefenses.com

Passlogix - http://www.passlogix.com
Persistent Sys. - http://www.Persistent.com
Philips - http://www.philips.com
Ping Identity - http://www.persistentsys.com
Proginet - http://www.proginet.com
Protocom (bought by ActivIdentity) - http://www.protocom.com
Quest - http://www.quest.com
Radiant Logic - http://www.radiantlogic.com
Red Hat - http://www.redhat.com
RSA Security (bought by EMC) - http://www.rsasecurity.com
SafeStone - http://www.safestone.com
Secured Services - http://www.secured-services.com
Securent - http://www.securent.net

SecurIT - http://www.securIT.biz
Sentillion - http://www.Sentillion.com
Siemens - http://www.siemens.com
Sun - http://www.sun.com
Sxip - http://www.sxip.com
Symantec - http://www.symantec.com
SymLabs - http://www.symlabs.com

Thor (bought by Oracle) - http://www.thortechnologies.com
Trustgenix (bought by HP) - http://www.trustgenix.com
Valicert - http://www.valicert.com

VASCO - http://www.vasco.com
Veridicom - http://www.veridicom.com
Voelcker - http://www.voelcker.com
ZeroKnowledge - http://www.zeroknowledge.com


I understand it is not practical to review every product of every vendor through an individual effort. In order to rate vendors fairly, I encourage you to join the community and post your comment if you have experience with any vendors and their products.


  • Ihave just noticed the URL you are advertising above is the wrong one for FastPass ;-(

    Could you udate to www.fastpasscorp.com

    please ?


  • This has been fixed. Thank you

  • may I add one?


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