Big News! SailPoint Well Positioned in Two IdM Magic Quadrants

You may have missed it during the year-end holiday break, but we have exciting news! Gartner published two major identity management Magic Quadrants that positioned SailPoint as a leader and visionary, respectively. Both reports are based on an exhaustive process that included an in-depth product and company evaluation and interviews with SailPoint customers.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance (IAG) was published in mid-December, and I’m proud to report that SailPoint was positioned at the top of the Leaders Quadrant. This report is a major milestone for us for two reasons: this is Gartner’s first release of a Magic Quadrant on IAG, signifying the amount of customer interest in this segment of IdM; and it’s yet another validation that SailPoint is leading the market. (You can read the full report here.)

In the Magic Quadrant, Gartner predicts that IAG will become “the lead focus of two out of three IAM projects by 2013, up from one in three today.” We at SailPoint have evangelized the need for identity governance since our company’s inception more than six years ago – and have already seen this shift in priorities with our customers because of the immediate business value that identity governance delivers. Based on our market momentum and product innovation, this is the second analyst report this year that names SailPoint a market leader (see my cofounder Mark’s post on the August 2011 Forrester Wave).

The second Gartner Magic Quadrant published in December was for IT Administration/User Provisioning. I’m happy to report that SailPoint made our debut appearance in the Visionaries Quadrant! We entered the provisioning market believing that a new approach was needed to address today’s identity business challenges. I believe our positioning on the Quadrant recognizes our vision and leadership in taking a governance-based approach to identity management, as well as our strong market momentum.

For the team at SailPoint, it’s highly rewarding to be recognized by the analyst community, and we’re particularly happy that we fared so well in the prestigious Magic Quadrants. If you haven’t had a chance yet, I highly recommend reading both reports. And I look forward to reporting even more SailPoint successes in the coming year.