Major IAM Vendors


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
Philipshttp://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.


 

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    This has been fixed. Thank you

  2. Anonymous says:

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

    Could you udate to http://www.fastpasscorp.com

    please ?

    Thanks

  3. ken says:

    may I add one?

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