Market Guide for User Authentication

We are proud to announce that OneSpan was named a Representative Vendor in the August 2023 Gartner Market Guide for User Authentication. The report recognized OneSpan for its Intelligent Adaptive Authentication and Digipass® solutions.

In this report, Gartner provides valuable insight and recommendations for security and risk management leaders focused on identity and access management. According to Gartner, “User authentication is a cornerstone of digital identity and identity first security. Identity Access Management (IAM) focused SRM leaders should seek toolsets that minimize account takeover risk and optimize employee and customer user experience as part of a cohesive cybersecurity strategy that reflects human-centric design.”

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According to this report:

  • “Passwords remain a significant source of risk for organizations and of friction, frustration and fatigue for users and administrators, contrary to HCSD principles. IAM leaders will seek passwordless authentication methods, with FIDO2 methods dominating within the next three years.”
  • “For workforce use cases, device-bound passkeys may be appropriate; however, in the short term, FIDO2 security keys will remain the preferred roaming authenticator, despite higher TCO.”
  • “Explore broader use of passkeys and other FIDO2 options to provide phishing-resistant passwordless MFA.”



Gartner, Market Guide for User Authentication, Ant Allan, James Hoover, and Robertson Pimentel, 23 August 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of the Gartner Research & Advisory organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.