According to Gartner’s 2013 MarketScope for Web Access Management[i] report, “By 2016, the traditional Web access management (WAM) market will become a full-fledged access management market as mobile application support, adaptive authentication and fine-grained authorization needs force WAM vendors to provide converged access management products.”1
We couldn’t agree more. The traditional WAM market is evolving and it’s no longer only about employees – it’s about relationships with partners and customers, too. As our CEO Mike Ellis put it, “With enterprise, cloud, mobile, and social technologies colliding, the Web access management market has shifted from on-premises, employee-facing identity and access management to a business world where identity is used to forge relationships with consumers to drive top-line revenue.”
And, on November 15th, Gartner recognized OpenAM with a “positive” rating in its Web Access Management report. According to Gartner, a “positive” rating recognizes “a technology provider’s approach to product development and delivery that emphasizes innovation, differentiation, functionality, methodology and feature set as they map to current and future requirements.”
A big thanks to everyone who has supported OpenAM and our mission here at ForgeRock! We feel the “positive” rating from Gartner validates our commitment to our customers and developing products that help address today’s “Internet of Things” by supporting millions of users, devices, and “Internet-connected things” across cloud, social, SaaS, and mobile networks.
1 Gartner “MarketScope for Web Access Management” by Gregg Kreizman, November 15, 2013