CA tops worldwide IAM vendor rankings
The analysts at IDC have declared that Computer Associates (CA) has retained its crown as the worldwide market leader in the identity and access management software space for the fifth consecutive year.
The analysts at IDC have declared that Computer Associates (CA) has retained its crown as the worldwide market leader in the identity and access management software space for the fifth consecutive year. According to the report, CA’s eTrust security management solutions hold 20% of the worldwide IAM market. This equates to more than US$450m in revenues per annum for CA.
“Enterprise organisations in this region are focussing primarily on securing their network resources from external threats such as viruses, spyware, spam, hacker attacks and other content management issues,” said Gilbert Lacroix, VP and general manager at CA in the Arab countries and Pakistan.
“Unfortunately, most organisations fail to recognise the increasing importance of addressing issues related to identification of internal and external users to ensure secure access to the company’s resources across its networks, applications, databases, systems, web portals and physical office spaces,” he continued.
IDC reckons that the total worldwide market for IAM products will be worth a whopping US$4 billion by 2009, driven by a number of factors including the need to comply with regulatory mandated such as Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA, increases in identity fraud cases and the continued development of standards for identity federation and web services security.
“To appropriately grant and control access to an ever-expanding range of resources within their existing budget and personnel constraints, today’s businesses have to consolidate and streamline the full spectrum of identity and access management processes,” continued Lacroix.
“By investing heavily in IAM technology, CA will continue to bring out quality solutions within its integrated IAM suite that will help customers to centrally deploy and manage their security implementations to reduce the complexity and associated costs of deploying these solutions across the enterprise,” he concluded.
More and more vendors are targeting the fast-growing IAM software market. According to IDC, the critical components of an IAM solution include web single sign on (SSO), host SSO, user provisioning, advanced authentication, legacy authorisation and directory services.