Entrust, formerly known as Entrust Datacard, is a well-established vendor and trusted by leading customers in finance, government, healthcare, insurance, and enterprise use cases. The company provides identity-based security software and services in the areas of public key infrastructure (PKI), multi-factor authentication, and fraud detection for those looking to access secure networks, connected devices, or conduct financial transactions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Entrust also has offices in London, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and other cities internationally.
Why worth watching
Entrust Identity has an innovative set of capabilities for customers who need high security assurance. For organizations that broadly utilize Entrust solutions, the Entrust Identity as a Service is an interesting option for organizations wishing to eliminate the reliance on passwords and the inconvenience of legacy MFA.
1Kosmos BlockID steps enterprises into the digital future while solving current identity verification and passwordless multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenges. The BlockID platform provides an architectural advantage through an innovative combination of capabilities including live, identity-backed biometrics; a portable, reusable identity wallet; private, permissioned blockchain; and digital verifiable credentials. This decentralized identity approach produces verified, tamper-evident digital identity and credentials on which businesses can rely with unmatched trust.
Why worth watching
1Kosmos is very innovative and provides a modern solution that fits well to the requirements of a Passwordless Authentication solution. 1Kosmos appears in both the product and innovation leadership categories which should be of interest to organizations in North America and the APAC regions.
Axiad, founded in 2010, is an established and trusted player in the passwordless and IAM market. The company is based in Santa Clara, California with additional offices in Canada and India. Axiad’s sweet spot is the mid-market and large enterprises in North America and the EMEA region.
Why worth watching
Their solution Axiad Cloud is an integrated authentication platform that delivers passwordless authentication in a holistic manner for enterprise, government, healthcare, insurance, and financial use cases.
Beyond Identity
Beyond Identity was founded in 2019. They are headquartered in New York and have offices and customers around the world. As an innovator in passwordless MFA solutions, Beyond Identity aims to lay the foundation of a passwordless future by eliminating passwords and other phishable factors. The company offers a broad range of capabilities supporting passwordless MFA, device trust, and risk-based authentication.
Why worth watching
By adopting Beyond Identity’s passwordless MFA, users are protected against phishing and ransomware attempts by using authentication factors that cannot be easily manipulated by attackers. It is not possible to go passwordless in a single step, however Beyond Identity makes it easier for organizations to connect a passwordless solution to a SSO system.
Cisco was founded in 1984 and its headquarters are located in San Jose, California. With presence in more than 100 countries, the company has customers in manufacturing, transportation, mining, power utilities, oil & gas, and water utilities sectors.
Why worth watching
For organizations that utilize Cisco solutions, the Duo platform is a compelling case for workforce access, remote work, and hybrid scenarios.
Having been in the market since 1999, CyberArk has established itself as a leader in Identity Security. CyberArk helps companies protect their highest-value information assets, infrastructure, identities, and applications. Headquartered in Israel and the US, CyberArk has offices in the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, and Singapore and serves customers in more than 65 countries. Since the acquisition of Idaptive in May 2020, a spin-off of Centrify, the company has continued to add technical functionalities to its broad suite of products in response to changing market demands.
Why worth watching
CyberArk Identity offers an advanced and scalable solution for continuous passwordless authentication with minimal interference to the end users. Moreover, the solution has deep integration with CyberArk PAM which allows customers to get the platform offering when they use CyberArk for PAM, IAM, and passwordless authentication.
Exostar was founded in 2000. Its headquarters are located in Herndon, Virginia, with additional development centers in the UK and Bangalore, India. The company is a leader in secure, compliant cloud-based solutions that improve collaboration, information sharing, and supply chain management for many organizations in 175 countries. Exostar is a steward of communities in highly regulated industries such as defense, aerospace, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services. The Exostar Platform’s Onboarding and Secure Access modules deliver identity and access management, onboarding, identity proofing, credentialing, and lifecycle management into their own, third party, and customer hosted applications or SaaS applications.
Why worth watching
Exostar and its identity proofing, passwordless, and credentialing capabilities provide a good alternative for customers in complex and highly regulated industries.
ForgeRock was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in the Bay Area but with many offices around the world. The ForgeRock Identity Platform unifies the various IAM solutions provided by ForgeRock, such as Access Management, Identity Management, IoT/Edge Security, Identity Gateway, Identity Governance, Privacy & Consent Management, and other components including Directory Services. In addition, ForgeRock has a strong expanding partner ecosystem. The ForgeRock Trust Network is a technology alliance program and partner channel that consists of approximately 130 partners who build, test, and integrate various capabilities including Strong Authentication, Biometric ID, Risk and Fraud Mitigation, and Identity Proofing into the ForgeRock Identity Platform.
Why worth watching
With its many innovative features and flexible architecture, ForgeRock Identity Platform should be on the short list for organizations considering deploying passwordless authentication solutions. ForgeRock appears in the product, market, and innovation leadership categories.
Futurae Technologies
Futurae was created in 2016 as an ETH-Zurich spin-off. Futurae’s founders have a background in cybersecurity and usability research in academia which sets them apart from most competitors. The company is a provider of MFA and transaction confirmation solutions focused on the global financial industry and expanding to other verticals.
Why worth watching
Futurae, despite still being a relatively young vendor, has demonstrated its ability to win and serve high-demand customers with a broad set of advanced requirements and needs in different geographies and at different scale.
HID Global
HID Global is a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY Group AB of Stockholm. Assa Abloy AB is a Swedish conglomerate whose offerings include products and services related to locks, doors, gates, and entrance automation. HID Global’s US headquarters are located in Austin, TX. With over 4,000 employees worldwide and international offices that support more than 100 countries, the company develops highly secure solutions for identity and access management, including physical access controls, smart identity card manufacturing, credential issuance and management, biometric authentication, and identity proofing.
Why worth watching
HID Global is a solid option for organizations with highly regulated industries, high security requirements, and complex integration. However, even large businesses, in particular outside of the very heavily regulated industries, might benefit from the integrated approach and the flexible deployment options.
Founded in 2014, HYPR is a global company with offices in North America, EMEA, and Asia. With HYPR, secure logins can be performed with its passwordless phishing-resistant MFA solution that identifies users before they even enter the network.
Why worth watching
The HYPR platform is an excellent choice for customers who need strong desktop authentication or remote authentication for complex use cases.
IBM Corporation is a multinational technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. Founded in 1911, IBM has evolved from a computing hardware manufacturer into offering a broad range of software solutions, infrastructure hosting, and consulting services in such high-value markets as business intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, virtualization, information security, and identity and access management. With a strong global presence and customers and partners across the globe, IBM is a major player in the market.
Why worth watching
Organizations that are looking for mature, highly scalable, and secure enterprise authentication solutions built on state-of-the-art micro-services architecture should put IBM on the list of solutions to consider.
IDEE GmbH was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Munich. IDEE is a small but innovative vendor in the broader IAM market that delivers solutions for phish-proof passwordless authentication and authorization services to SMB and enterprise customers in the insurance, finance, and telecommunications industries. The company is focused on Europe and North America regions with a growing number of customers in Africa and the Middle East.
Why worth watching
IDEE he company is very innovative and provides a flexible modern solution based on a scalable microservices architecture that fits well to the requirements of a modern passwordless authentication approach.
Identité was publicly established in April 2020 and headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. The company was founded by a team of security and enterprise software veterans and its client-base is mainly composed of small and medium enterprises and moving up-market. With sales agents in North America, Latin America, and Europe, Identité’s mission is to provide clients with a simple and secure user experience.
Why worth watching
Small and medium enterprises looking for a cost-effective, innovative, and secure solution should definitely evaluate Identité NoPass.
Keyless Technology
Keyless was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in London, UK. It is an innovative deep-tech identity company that develops and provides a privacy-preserving passwordless biometric authentication solution. Keyless' unique value proposition is derived from combining advanced cryptography with facial biometrics and authentication.
Why worth watching
Although Keyless is a relatively young vendor, the Keyless platform is a great option for organizations looking to modularly upgrade their authentication capabilities, utilize advanced cryptography to strengthen their privacy, and go passwordless.
Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service focused on facilitating business to consumer applications and providing enterprise authentication capabilities.
Why worth watching
Microsoft Azure Active Directory has the scalability and performance to provide organizations with three options and feature-rich capabilities. The solution should be on the shortlist for any organization looking for robust enterprise authentication services.
Nevis Security
Until early 2020, Nevis was a part of AdNovum Informatik AG, but was then spun off as a separate company. Nevis Security protects many banking, insurance, healthcare, and government portals and secures a large percentage of e-banking transactions in Switzerland making it one of the leaders in identity and access management solutions in the country. Nevis recently expanded into the UK market and has a strong presence in Germany and Singapore. In addition to its headquarters in Zurich, Nevis operates offices in Germany and Hungary.
Why worth watching
Their CIAM offering provides core account recovery and device management capabilities with strengths in omni-channel experience and transaction confirmation. Nevis Security continues to improve its set of passwordless capabilities and should be of interest to organizations within the EMEA region and Southeast Asia.
Ping Identity
Ping Identity was founded in 2002 and based in Denver, Colorado. Ping Identity was among the first of the enterprise IAM vendors to adapt to consumer-facing requirements. Ping Identity products can be licensed standalone, as well as through solution packages. SaaS delivered products include PingOne SSO (cloud authentication and directory), PingOne MFA (cloud MFA for customers), PingID (cloud MFA for workforce), PingOne Risk (cloud risk management), PingOne Verify (identity verification for customers), PingOne Fraud (customer fraud detection), and more.
Why worth watching
Ping Identity’s cloud-ready software and SaaS solutions are highly scalable and offer maximum flexibility to customers in terms of support for standards as well as innovation for cutting edge use cases.
RSA was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Bedford, MA. RSA Security was divested from Dell Technologies and acquired by a consortium of private investors led by Symphony Technology Group in September 2020.
Why worth watching
With the breadth and depth of functionality, RSA solutions are scalable and provide good hardware-based authentication methods. Backed by a global ecosystem, the company can readily deploy such solutions.
SAASPASS was formed in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Their product, SAASPASS IAM, is centered on providing passwordless authentication services to small and large customers in the government, defense, finance, and insurance industries. The solution is built on a passwordless architecture and zero trust security model. It's available on both as SaaS and on-premises.
Why worth watching
The SAASPASS product supports a good variety of authenticators, and it offers good scalability which makes it attractive for environments where high security and authentication assurance is needed.
Telefónica Tech
Telefónica Tech, part of Telefónica, is a leading company in digital transformation. The company offers a wide range of integrated technological services and solutions in Cyber Security, Cloud, IoT, Big Data, AI, and Blockchain.
Why worth watching
Their presence in South America, both in terms of strategic hubs and sales target, is a plus for that region and for their own growth potential.
Thales Group
Thales is a French multinational company and leader in the aerospace, transportation, and defense and security markets. With its presence and through a large network of distributors and sellers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements.
Why worth watching
Organizations in highly regulated industries and organizations that place a premium on security, in both the public and private sectors, that need high strength MFA options may want to consider Thales’ SafeNet Trusted Access.
Transmit Security
Transmit Security was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv and Boston. The company provides innovative authentication and risk management solutions to small and large companies worldwide. Its portfolio is built to address B2C, B2B, and B2B2C IAM needs.
Why worth watching
Transmit Security’s platform processes over a billion transactions daily for their customers worldwide. The platform has one of the most feature-rich offerings in the passwordless authentication market and would likely be suitable for any type of organization looking to adopt a passwordless solution.
Tru.ID is headquartered in London and was founded in 2020 by serial entrepreneurs who previously built cloud communications and payments platforms mBlox, Nexmo, and Boku. Despite being a young and small vendor, tru.ID is innovative and provides a distinctive passwordless and phishing resistant solution.
Why worth watching
Tru.ID provides a possession-factor solution that is low-code, data privacy compliant, cryptographically secure, and easy to use.