New KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Privilege Management – a decision-support tool to help select the right Privilege Management vendor

Wiesbaden, Germany, January 24th, 2014 – Overview and decision-making tool in one: the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Privilege Management offers a comprehensive overview of the many privilege management solution providers in the market.

This Leadership Compass provides an overview and analysis of the Privilege Management market segment, sometimes referred to as Privileged Identity Management, Privileged Account Management, etc. Technologies typically support Privilege Management as a password repository approach (commonly called “vault”), with some form of proxy/gateway to record RDP Sessions, while logging key strokes for SSH based connections. This approach is regarded as standard, but we are now seeing many vendors being more innovative, on one hand due to the migration towards the new platforms (Cloud, Mobile, Social) which requires privilege management for many more environments, and on the other due to the emerging challenges regarding Privileged Access that require more than just managing passwords. KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass on Privilege Management, published today, offers a structured overview and a thorough evaluation of the vendors and their products this market segment.

There can be no question that selecting the right Privilege Management product requires extensive prior analysis of the specific initial situation. To support this process, KuppingerCole´s Leadership Compass offers an overview of the providers of Privilege Management solutions, among which KuppingerCole distinguishes between “Leaders” in four categories:

  • “Product Leaders” are characterized by outstanding products that significantly exceed the expectations in this market segment.
  • “Market Leaders” boast a broad, international customer base with a stable and organically evolved partner structure.
  • “Innovation Leaders” provide innovations and leading-edge product ideas that are expected to bring new possibilities to this market segment.
  • “Overall Leaders” combine strengths in all three categories based on the strengths of the product they offer, their market presence and the vendor´s product innovations.

In all four categories, KuppingerCole distinguishes between Leaders, Challengers and Followers. While the Leaders are classified according to the criteria listed above, the Challengers are expected by KuppingerCole to steadily develop and expand the existing strengths of the products they offer. The Followers group contains companies where there is still room for development in several areas.

The Leadership Compass Privilege Management is now available for download from – as are all other KuppingerCole reports.

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