October 19, 2018

Idaptive named Overall Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Cloud-based MFA Solutions

Corey Williams – Idaptive
Corey Williams Vice President, Marketing
Idaptive named Overall Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Cloud-based MFA Solutions

Wow! Right out of the gate and Idaptive is named as an Overall Leader in the recent KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Cloud-based MFA Solutions report. Most organization today are wrestling with how to better authenticate users. Passwords are not enough and Adaptive MFA has risen as a secure option for most enterprises. According to the report:

“Cloud-based MFA is the process of using a SaaS solution to gather additional attributes about users and their environments and evaluate the attributes in the context of risk-based policies. The goal of Cloud MFA is to provide the appropriate risk-mitigating assurance levels for access to sensitive resources by requiring users to further demonstrate that they are who they say they are.”

KuppingerCole evaluated 12 vendors’ services on a variety of use cases and technical capabilities, including advanced authenticators, mobile support, risk analysis and SSO, and SaaS integration. The report identifies the top solution providers in the market, evaluating each vendor against core functionalities. Here are the results from a technology point of view.

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass MFA – Idaptive

As you can clearly see, the Idaptive Intelligent Access Cloud is the clear technology leader among all of the alternatives. We believe this is due to our Next-Gen Access approach is the only industry-recognized solution that uniquely converges single single-on (SSO), adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and user behavior analytics (UBA). With Idaptive, organizations can elevate their security by intelligently limiting access to only verified users and their validated devices.

Idaptive was the only vendor to achieve the highest total product score in all product categories including security, functionality, integration, interoperability, and usability. Idaptive also outranks top cloud-based MFA providers in the Innovation and Technology Leadership rankings and was near the top of the Overall Leader ranking.

Notably, under Product Leadership, the author states that “Idaptive is at the high point”. With respect to Innovation, “Idaptive is slightly ahead of all others based on excellent support for leading edge authentication techniques, risk analysis and ability to process threat intelligence”.

The author of the report concludes that:

“Idaptive should be on the short list for any cloud-based MFA RFP.”

Download your complimentary report here.

– Corey

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!”