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Martin Kuppinger Founder and Principal Analyst

Stuttgart / Germany

Experience:
25 years in IT industry

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Roles & Responsibilities at KuppingerCole:

As Founder and Principal Analyst, Martin Kuppinger oversees the KuppingerCole research, provides own research, engages in Customer Advisories in his role as Trusted Advisor, and acts as a Managing Director.

Background & Education:

Martin wrote more than 50 IT-related books and is known as a widely-read columnist and author of technical articles and reviews in some of the most prestigious IT magazines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also a well-established speaker and moderator at seminars and congresses. Martin holds a Bachelor in Economics.

  

Areas of coverage:

Martin Kuppinger oversees all areas of KuppingerCole research.

Professional experience:

His interest in Identity Management dates back to the 80s, when he also gained considerable experience in software architecture development. Over the years, he added several other fields of research, including virtualization, cloud computing, overall IT security, and others. Having studied economies, he combines in-depth IT knowledge with a strong business perspective.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Successful IAM Projects Are Not a Rocket Science – if You Do It Right

While we still regularly see and hear about IAM (Identity & Access Management) projects that don’t deliver to the expectations or are in trouble, we all see and hear about many projects that ran well. There are some reasons for IAM projects being more complex than many other IT…

Blog

Consolidation in Privilege Management Market Continues: Bomgar Acquires Lieberman Software

Just two weeks after One Identity has acquired Balabit , the news spread about the next acquisition in this market segment: Bomgar acquires Lieberman Software. Both vendors have been active in this market. While Bomgar entered the market a couple of years ago, having a long history in…

Blog

One Identity Acquires Balabit

Yesterday, One Identity announced that they have acquired Balabit, a company specialized on Privileged Management, headquartered in Luxembourg but with their main team located in Hungary. One Identity, a Quest Software business, counts amongst the leading vendors in the Identity Management…

Blog

Microsoft Azure Confidential Computing – a Step Forward in Cloud Security

A few days ago, Microsoft announced Azure Confidential Computing . As the name implies, the technology is about adding a new layer of protection to cloud services, specifically Microsoft Azure, but also Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 running in other public cloud infrastructures on…

Blog

Changes in the Scope of Investors for IAM

As a long-term observer of the IAM market, KuppingerCole finds it interesting to see the change in both the size of investments and the type of investors in this market. Just recently, ForgeRock announced an $88 million round in series D funding. This follows other major investments in…

Blog

The Sweet Spot for Blockchains: Registries

A couple of days ago, DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada) together with IBM Canada and the Province of British Columbia released information about a PoC (Proof of Concept) for moving corporate registrations to a blockchain-based register. The PoC, which used the…


Recent research documents

Whitepaper

Point of View Paper: One Identity - The Journey to IAM Success - 70226

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is many things. For some it’s all about streamlining the user experience through technologies and practices that make it easier for them to securely logon. For others, IAM is all about identity lifecycle management – ensuring that accounts…

Executive View

Executive View: FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ORG - 70841

Die FSP Identity Governance & Administration Suite ist eine Lösung zur Verwaltung des Identitäts- und Zugriffslebenszyklus und bedient somit den Markt für Identity Provisioning und Access Governance, gerade in stark regulierten Branchen. Ein besonderer Vorteil des…

Executive View

Executive View: RSA SecurID® Access - 70323

RSA SecurID Access is an integrated offering for Adaptive Authentication, supporting a broad range of different authentication methods on virtually any type of endpoint and integration to a large range of on-premises applications and cloud services. It supports context-aware authentication…

Executive View

Executive View: BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Unix & Linux - 70363

PowerBroker for Unix & Linux von BeyondTrust bietet Server Privilege Management und Session Management speziell für Unix- und Linux-Server. Solche Server sind häufig Angriffen sowohl von böswilligen Insidern als auch externen Hackern ausgesetzt. PowerBroker for Unix &…

Executive View

Executive View: Osirium: Privileged Access Management - 70836

Osirium’s Privileged Access Management provides a secure, streamlined way to monitor privileged users for all relevant systems. It manages context-driven access over any number of systems across an infrastructure, and supports an innovative, task-based approach. Furthermore, it comes…


Recent webcasts

Webcast

The Evolution of Identity Governance: From Basic Compliance to Federated Security Assurance

As the number of business applications across different platforms and environments is rapidly growing, the resulting complexity and heterogeneous nature of modern corporate IT infrastructures makes storing, analyzing and protecting this critical business information an incredibly…

Webcast

Step-by-Step Guide to GDPR Compliance

Many people still have only a vague idea how to start planning for the GDPR, even after reading numerous publications and discussions and being bombarded from all directions with promises to solve all compliance challenges once and for all. This is completely understandable, since the…

Webcast

Redefining Access Governance for Security and Fraud Prevention in Critical Applications

Enterprise platforms from SAP, Microsoft or Oracle, applications for highly regulated industries like finance or healthcare, even cloud services – all of them have their own unique and complex security models and each is usually managed by a separate team. Growing organically but even…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger, John Tolbert - Balancing User Experience, Privacy and Security for the Connected Consumer

Keynote at the Consumer Identity World 2017 EU in Paris, France

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - What Does It Take for a Complete CIAM Solution?

Keynote at the Consumer Identity World 2017 EU in Paris, France


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