This IDC study assesses 13 different vendors offering products and services in the federated identity management (FIM) single sign-on (SSO) market. This market falls within the overall worldwide identity and access management (IAM) market as defined in IDC's Software Taxonomy, 2013 (IDC #241527, June 2013). Vendor selection for this study included vendors with existing and vendors developing federated single sign-on (FSSO) programs. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in this important market. The IAM market is significant, particularly in the developed enterprise markets. In those markets where penetration is relatively high, it is becoming increasingly important to cloud services and security across companies of all sizes and industries. IAM vendors, and FSSO vendors in particular, have the opportunity to increase differentiation and create new annuity streams by developing services portfolios that impel enterprise customers to higher levels of risk management and security, resulting in greater benefits for customers, partners, and the respective industries overall. In addition, vendors can continue to expand both core and advanced services into the mid market and into emerging markets with this IAM technology.
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- A holistic and integrated approach to FSSO delivery;
- The ability to leverage new technologies to develop new identity aware solutions and flexible secure business models;
- The development of unique, ease-of-use, and customizable capabilities around both horizontal and industry specific opportunities.