November 6, 2019

Idaptive Among the Three Highest Scoring Vendors For Every Use Case in the 2019 Gartner Access Management Critical Capabilities Report

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Corey Williams Vice President, Marketing

Idaptive is among the top three highest scoring vendors for every use case in the 2019 Gartner Access Management Critical Capabilities Report.

Critical Capabilities

Gartner recently released the 2019 Critical Capabilities for Access Management report. The report comes along with Gartner’s annual 2019 Magic Quadrant for Access Management[2], where Idaptive was named a Visionary. In this Critical Capabilities report, Gartner evaluated the products and services of 14 vendors in three critical use cases—Workforce Users Accessing SaaS, Business-to-Consumer, and Business-to-Business—and Idaptive scored amongst three highest scoring vendors, in every use case, less than a year after we spun out of Centrify as an independent company.

We believe this excellent result reflects the breadth and depth of Idaptive’s powerful Next-Gen Access platform. Idaptive addresses organizations' most pressing identity and access challenges and enables them to implement a Zero Trust approach to security. Taken together, we believe Idaptive should be on every organization’s shortlist for consideration, across every use case explored in the Critical Capabilities for Access Management report. 

The Gartner report puts emphasis on the importance of access management, saying that “Centralized authentication, single sign-on, session management, contextual and adaptive access, and authorization enforcement are among the critical capabilities for access management tools. Security and risk management leaders should prioritize these features during tool selection.”

We believe that as leading innovators in adaptive access — it’s in our name, after all — we couldn’t agree more.


The report recommends that companies “Prioritize a SaaS-delivered AM strategy over existing software-delivered AM for addressing workforce, B2B and B2C use cases,” something Idaptive was literally built for. We constructed our platform from scratch in the cloud as a fully integrated Next-Gen Access Management solution. We are also proud that all of our technology is built in-house by the same IAM architects and engineers — not acquired products from different companies and different architectures.

We believe that this excellent result highlights the deep technical expertise that makes the Idaptive platform one of the best ways for organizations to implement a Zero Trust security posture. We also believe that this report further underscores our relentless pursuit of product innovation.

As we look towards 2020, Idaptive will continue to innovate and hone its services to ensure we build on this impressive growth and maintain our steady rise among core SaaS access management platforms. This report serves to reinforce our belief in the strength of our platform and product.

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[1] Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Access Management, Worldwide, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelley, Henrique Teixeira, 7 October 2019.

[2] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, Michael Kelley, Abhyuday Data, Henrique Teixeira, 12 August 2019.


Corey Williams

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Vice President, Marketing

Corey Williams is the Vice President of Marketing & Strategy and lead evangelist for Idaptive, leading all marketing functions, as well as market development and strategy. Corey served as the Senior Director of Products and Marketing for more than a decade at Centrify where he was the visionary behind, and the first product manager of, the set of products that were ultimately spun out of Centrify to become Idaptive, including leading SaaS services for Single Sign-on (SSO)Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)endpoint and mobile context, and User Behavior and Risk Analytics (UBA).

 While at Centrify, Corey defined and brought to market seven net-new product offerings directly contributing to the growth of the existing customer base from less than 400 customers to over 5000 customers. He also led efforts with major industry analysts that directly resulted in Centrify being named as a leader in all of the major analyst reports including the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports for Access Management, Worldwide; Forrester IDaaS Wave; KuppingerCole Cloud MFA Leadership Compass; and Network World Clear Choice Winner for Single Sign-on Solutions.

Corey is a frequent speaker and commentator on IT Security and IT Management. He has authored several publications, including “Zero Trust Security for Dummies”, a leading guide for enterprise managers.

Prior to Centrify, Corey led products and marketing for SpikeSource (acquired by Black Duck Software), Syndera (acquired by Tibco), and Journee Software (acquired by Initiate Systems). Earlier in his career, he managed pre- and post-sales consulting for Active Software (acquired by webMethods). 

Corey holds degrees in Mathematics (BS) and Computer Science (BS) from New Mexico State University, as well as an MS in Engineering and an MBA from San Jose State University. 


If Corey could have any chameleon-like superpower, it would be the chameleon's tongue, which is ridiculously fast. Some of the world's smallest chameleons have the world's fastest tongues. In automotive terms, the tongue could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a hundredth of a second! “I would be able to complete webinars in 4.5 seconds instead of 45 minutes!”