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Europe’s Leading Analysts on Identity Management, Digital IDs – and more…


Founded in 2004, KuppingerCole is a global Analyst Company headquartered in Europe focusing on Information Security and Identity and Access Management (IAM). We further specialize in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC). Our analysts are experienced in deriving corporate value from securing and maintaining information security and privacy across cloud, mobile and social computing platforms.

KuppingerCole’s values are expertise, thought leadership, neutrality and outstanding practical relevance. We support corporate users, integrators and software manufacturers in meeting both tactical and strategic challenges. Maintaining a balance between immediate implementation and long-term viability is at the heart of KuppingerCole’s philosophy.

Under the leadership of founder Martin Kuppinger, KuppingerCole’s highly qualified and globally recognized analysts continuously research and update our online research library, and perform manufacturer-independent advisory services.

Among others our analysts include identity expert Andrew Nash, (cloud) security experts Mike Small, Prof. Dr. Sachar Paulus, and Alexei Balaganski; GRC, infrastructure and implementation experts Dr. Horst Walther and Rob Newby, Information Security and Data Privacy expert Amar Singh and IAM specialist Martin Kuppinger; privacy and data protection expert Dr. Karsten Kinast; and identity management veteran Dave Kearns.

KuppingerCole organizes conferences, workshops, and webcasts in the fields of Information Security, IAM and GRC. Our European Identity & Cloud Conference is Europe’s leading event for thought leadership and best practice in Identity Management, Cloud security and GRC.

KuppingerCole International

KuppingerCole consists of KC Analysts GmbH and its subsidiaries:

Research and Analysis Services

The core element of KuppingerCole research are the reports. KuppingerCole provides different types of reports, from vendor reports and product reports to comparative segment reports and trend reports on emerging market segments. KuppingerCole provides thought leadership and a vendor-neutral view on the status of the markets, products, and vendors through these reports. The large number of existing reports and a significant number of new reports published every year ensures that you can access always the up-to-date information you need for your decisions. Beyond these standard reports, KuppingerCole provides custom research on products and markets. 

Advisory Services

Based on our research, KuppingerCole provides advisory and coaching services. KuppingerCole develops and maintains roadmaps for IAM, GRC, and Cloud Computing as a structured, standardized guideline for strategies and deployments, including defined maturity levels based on Key Performance Indicators. With its advisory services, KuppingerCole supports the definition of visions, strategy, and project roadmap. Beyond that, KuppingerCole might assist you in product decisions and project reviews. The proven approach of KuppingerCole focuses on lean, efficient projects, with a structured methodology based on the ongoing research, the publications, and the thought-leading and deep knowledge of KuppingerCole analysts. Please note that KuppingerCole doesn´t provide any implementation services. We are fully focused on vendor-neutral advisory services.

Events

The KuppingerCole flagship event, the European Identity Conference (EIC), is held annually. It provides thought leadership and best practices on identity focused information security and IAM, GRC and Cloud Computing. Besides, KuppingerCole is one of the leading provider of Webinars and Virtual conferences around these topics. These online events are free of charge and provide up-to-date insight into hot topics in all research areas covered by KuppingerCole. These online events are complemented on occasion by single-day workshops which provide the opportunity for an intensive dialog with KuppingerCole analysts. With its event services, KuppingerCole provides support to vendors and integrators for custom events, including keynote speeches, content and marketing services, and full service offerings for your events.

Annual Contract

The most efficient way to make use of KuppingerCole analyst services is the annual contract, including services like research access, advisory briefings with KuppingerCole analysts and advisory workshops as well as a set of additional services. 

For more information please contact us at any time.

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