For the second year in a row, Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the access management market. According to Gartner, Leaders show evidence of strong execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology, or means of delivery. Leaders also show evidence of how access management plays a role in a collection of related or adjacent product offerings.
This Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors on their ability to help organizations deliver access management functionality to support multiple common use cases, provide solutions in software or hardware appliance for factors, or as a service to meet customer requirements for access control to applications and services on-premises or in private and public clouds.
At Microsoft, we champion adaptive access and threat protection across products to keep identities secure and data safe. We do this through Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) capabilities for Conditional Access, Identity Protection, and integration with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Windows Defender ATP. Using the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, Azure AD can use security intelligence and data insights from multiple sources to determine risk of sign-ins and take action to prevent against attacks. We are committed to innovative and comprehensive identity and access management solutions for employees, partners, and customers.