WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Courion Corporation, the leader in risk-driven identity and access management (IAM), today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of two Security Magic Quadrant Reports: the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance” report for the second straight year (in this second year of the report) and the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for User Administration and Provisioning” report (formerly known as Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning) for the sixth year running.
Identity and Access Governance (IAG) Leaders deliver a comprehensive toolset for the governance of identities and access, according to Gartner: “These vendors have successfully built a significant installed customer base and revenue stream, and have high viability ratings (because of IAG revenue). Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery. Leaders typically show strong revenue growth and demonstrate customer satisfaction with IAG capabilities and/or related service and support.”
User Administration and Provisioning
User Administration and Provisioning (UAP) is a key component of a comprehensive IAM strategy. UAP Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales, world presence and mind share growth), according to Gartner: “They possess impressive track records in UAP use across most industry segments. Business investments position them well for the future. Leaders demonstrate balanced and exceptional progress and effort in the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision categories. They possess comprehensive feature sets and enjoy reasonable customer satisfaction. They can — and often do — change the course of the industry.”
“We’re pleased that Gartner, as well as our customers, recognize our sustained technology leadership in IAM and IAG, which we believe is the result of relentless innovation and insight into our customers’ needs,” said Christopher Zannetos, president and CEO of Courion. “Our innovation shines through the Courion Access Risk Management Suite, our range of deployment options, and our commitment to using access intelligence to help customers see into their risk and settle it immediately. All of this is designed to enhance security, reduce risk to the business, improve productivity and reduce costs.”
Courion solutions for IAM, IAG and UAP
The Courion Access Risk Management Suite provides a simpler deployment model and delivers faster time-to-value than other leading IAM solutions. Automated and configurable for rapid implementation based on the best practices of more than 500 successful customers, the Access Risk Management Suite delivers results faster at a price anywhere from one-third to one-quarter of traditional solutions.
The Access Risk Management Suite integrates key IAM functions such as identity and access governance, user provisioning, and password management. It is available as on-premise software or as a pay-as-you-go SaaS (software as a service) cloud offering called CourionLive™.
Courion’s Access Insight is the industry’s first Access Intelligence solution designed to change operational security tools into strategic business tools. Access Insight constantly analyzes IAM and other security data from access governance, user provisioning, and password management systems, as well as from external sources, such as SIEM and DLP systems, to identify and quantify real-time access risks to vital information such as intellectual property, medical records, personally identifiable information and customer data. This critical information can also be integrated into enterprise governance, risk and compliance (eGRC) applications as part of an overall enterprise view of access risk.
According to Gartner, “These tools [IT governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC)] are gaining broader deployment for compliance reporting, risk management and security metrics programs.1”
To view Gartner’s complete 2012 “Magic Quadrant for User Administration and Provisioning” and 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Identity & Access Governance” reports, please visit the Courion Resource Center.
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Courion Corporation is the pioneer of risk-driven identity and access management. Seventeen million users across more than 500 organizations rely on Courion’s access risk management technology to align user access privileges with corporate and regulatory governance policies. Courion’s cloud and on-premise solutions provide a full range of real-time identity and access management functionality while demonstrating compliance and achieving quick time-to-value.
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1 2013 Planning Guide: Security and Risk Management. November 1, 2012. Ramon Krikken, Phil Schacter, Eric Maiwald, Dan Blum, Mario de Boer, Anton Chuvakin