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SafeNet Recognized as an Authentication Leader in Magic Quadrant

January 24, 2012

SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for User Authentication,” published on January 17, 2012. SafeNet’s Fully Trusted Authentication Solutions allow organizations to protect identities and transactions across an evolving landscape, including consumer mobile devices and SaaS-based applications.

“We believe that Gartner’s report recognizes our definitive leadership position in authentication,” said Tsion Gonen, chief strategy officer, SafeNet. “Thousands of customers around the world trust SafeNet’s authentication solutions to help them secure and control identities and transactions. They also rely on our flexible and scalable authentication solutions that enable them to extend that protection to new and emerging environments, from mobile to virtual.”

According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, a provider in the user authentication market delivers on-premises software/hardware or a cloud based service that makes real-time authentication decisions and can be integrated with one or more enterprise systems to support one or more use cases. Where appropriate to the authentication methods supported, a provider in the user authentication market also delivers client-side software or hardware used by end users in those real-time authentication decisions. Gartner estimates the overall growth in the market by customers to be approximately 30 percent year over year. Enterprise interest in OTP methods, remained high; however, as has already been noted, Gartner has seen a significant shift in preference from traditional hardware tokens to phone-based authentication methods.

SafeNet’s unified authentication platform, includes certificate based (PKI), one time password (OTP), software, hybrid, and out-of-band (OOB) authenticators, as well as solutions for ensuring secure access from mobile devices and identity federation and SSO for SaaS applications. This enables organizations to significantly reduce the risk of fraud and data theft, comply with industry and government regulations and standards, and improve both flexibility and control in their authentication strategies through a broad range of strong authentication methods and form factors.

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