Courion Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration

Courion Evaluated on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--()--Courion today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned Courion in the Leaders quadrant of the firm’s first Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA).

The company’s solutions received positive reviews in 2013 from several other analyst firms and publishers. We believe this is further confirmation of Courion’s commitment to excellence in Identity and Access Management over the last 16 years.

“At our vision’s core is the unique use of Big Identity Data for more intelligent provisioning, compliance and risk management,” said Courion Chief Marketing Officer Doug Mow. “No one else is leveraging big data and analytics to address the challenge of the rapidly expanding identity universe and turning it into an opportunity for better business performance. We are deeply committed to helping companies quickly and accurately provide access to users, identify and minimize risks, and maintain continuous compliance so they can reduce IT costs and streamline audits.”

Courion offers a broad array of connectors applicable for specific industries, such as financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and retail, and has a well-established implementation methodology honed through its experience serving more than 600 customers.

This is the first Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration report produced by Gartner. As Gartner notes, “the identity and access management market has experienced significant upheaval along with its usual growth over the past two years. What began as two relatively distinct markets, user provisioning and access governance, have merged into a single category of identity governance and administration.”

Gartner defines IGA as, “a set of processes to manage identity and access information across systems. It includes management of the identity lifecycle that creates, maintains, and retires identities as needed as well as governing the access request process, including approval, certification, risk scoring and segregation of duties (SoD) enforcement. Core functionality includes identity life cycle processes, automated provisioning of accounts among heterogeneous systems, access requests (including self-service) and governance over user access to critical systems via workflows for policy enforcement, and access certification processes. Additional capabilities often included in IGA systems are role management, role and entitlements mining, identity analytics, and reporting.”

Courion provides all of these capabilities in one integrated suite of products, the Access Assurance Suite, enabling organizations to quickly and confidently provide open and compliant access to applications and data, identify and reduce risk as it occurs, streamline compliance activity, and expedite audits.

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About Courion

With deep experience and more than 600 customers managing over 10 million identities, Courion is the market leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM), from provisioning to governance to Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI). Courion provides insight from analyzing the big data generated from an organization’s identity and access relationships so users can efficiently and accurately provision, identify and minimize risks, and maintain continuous compliance. As a result, IT costs are reduced and audits expedited. With Courion, you can confidently provide open and compliant access to all while also protecting critical company data and assets from unauthorized access.

For more information, please visit www.courion.com or read http://blog.courion.com/.

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Contacts

Courion Corporation
Martha Collins, 617-905-8551
mcollins@courion.com
or
Brodeur Partners
Michelle Dillon, 603-559-5835
mdillon@brodeur.com

Release Summary

Courion today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned Courion in the Leaders quadrant of the firm’s first Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA).

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Contacts

Courion Corporation
Martha Collins, 617-905-8551
mcollins@courion.com
or
Brodeur Partners
Michelle Dillon, 603-559-5835
mdillon@brodeur.com