Top 20 IAM Solution Companies - 2019

Regardless of numerous cybersecurity measures available in the market nowadays, the fear of cyberthreats looms large. The days of lengthy, eight-digit passwords combining alphabets, numbers, and characters are long gone; the two-factor authentication process via SMSs or a missed calls from one’s mobile number is slowly taking a backseat, as more advanced technologies are gaining momentum in the IAM landscape—one of the major factors that steer businesses forward.

Observing such myriad of trends and the dynamic nature of the cybersecurity space, CIOReview has compiled a list of ‘20 Most Promising IAM Solution Providers’ to guide organizations across industries in harnessing the true potential of technology to tackle present-day authentication challenges, be in authenticating access to a data set or to a corporate establishment. With advanced IAM strategies onboard, businesses can continue their research and development strides with lower risks of cyber attacks.

Considering the upsurge of IAM in validating identity and access privileges, CIOReview presents an annual list of IAM Solution Providers that are innovating their way toward improving identity administration and access governance for their clients. Companies will also experience a significant reduction in fraudulent activities, thanks to the utilization of blockchain, biometrics, and voice recognition.

With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up their sleeves, these companies are constantly proving their mettle in the IAM landscape. We hope this issue of the CIOReview helps readers nurture a technology-driven environment that is resilient and secure.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising IAM Solution Providers - 2019.”

Top Identity and Access Management Companies

DirectRM offers a complete security suite based upon the Direct Authenticator platform to revolutionize the identity verification segment. Direct Authenticator enables an industry exclusive adaptive single sign-on with identity federation to seamlessly orchestrate and distribute enterprise identities between mobile devices and cloud services. Based on uniquely powerful 6A security architecture, Direct Authenticator helps organizations upgrade network security and mobile payment applications with fingerprint, biometrics, facial recognition, and OTP authentication methods. Enabling a perimeter-less single sign-on, DirectRM’s military-grade security for cloud utilizes cutting-edge capabilities for authenticating-once while allowing access to multiple independent systems across the network

Hitachi ID Systems delivers privileged access, access governance and identity management solutions to organizations globally. The company’s analyst-recognized, industry-leading solutions are used by Fortune 500 companies to secure access to systems in the enterprise and in the cloud. The company’s Identity and Access Management software is now offered as an optional lease-based software as a service (IAMaaS), deployed in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud. The software is based on Hitachi ID Identity Express™, a pre-configured pre-packaged version of HItachi ID’s IDM Suite

California-based Imanami is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the leader in Group and User Lifecycle Management Solutions for any directory

OverWatchID is an innovative software provider of privilege-centric security, a critical capability cited by Gartner and other analysts as a top priority for IT security, audit, and compliance. Enterprises need to protect access to SaaS apps, cloud workloads, connected IoT devices, automated processes, APIs, and traditional IT assets and applications. The company’s Privilege Anywhere™ solution is powered by our Automation Engine which dramatically simplifies the time and complexity associated with discovering, protecting, and monitoring privileged credentials and secrets. OverWatchID is a true multi-tenant, 100% SaaS solution with prebuilt connectors to dozens of leading applications and device manufacturers. OverWatchID is headquartered in Denver, CO

An IAM solution provider that offers a SaaS solution capable of enhancing visitor experience as well as enforcing stringent security measures. Besides providing topnotch enterprise visitor experience and security features to a clientele that includes the likes of Vodafone, L’Oréal, PepsiCo, and Audi, Proxyclick also offers two IAM integration tools to aid offices, factories, and industrial complexes streamline the visitor entry process. One of the 20 Most Promising IAM Solution Providers of 2019, Proxyclick is keeping close tabs on emerging technologies with plans to address latest security and visitor experience requirements

Userify manages users on cloud servers through secure key distribution and user roles by leveraging Secure Shell (SSH), a network protocol that allows users to access the servers over a network securely. Userify's robust solution enables clients to generate SSH keys and share public and private keys with the right team members. The solution helps create a profile for each member to be granted access to a server and offers a dashboard view of the servers they can access. Userify ensures that the private key to access servers is shortlived, gets rotated quickly, and is managed at the point of use

V2verify provides a single way to authenticate and control access across every channel and touch point that customers and employees are engaging in. Its voice-based authentication solution works across multiple channels, delivering faster and more efficient security. Once a user is onboarded, the V2verify platform can authenticate a person with just 2 seconds of natural speech, which can then be used for cases like customer service calls, face-to-face interactions, resetting passwords, or providing access to web portals, mobile apps, etc. In addition to a better, more secure authentication process, V2verify is also easy to implement, with quick go-to-market timeframes and no CapEx investment


Based in Menlo Park, CA, Aquero is an Identity and Access Management solution provider, governing coverage of identity management platforms with the Aquera SCIM Gateway Platform. They help companies in eliminating challenges of integration around identity management platform rollouts and streamlining the associated identity management process and analytics workflows. Aquera's innovative platform simplifies the integration for identity management platforms and the ecosystem of other involved platforms. Aquera helps its companies save both time and money in developing and maintaining the IT architecture, while also providing revenue benefits


Auth0 solves the complex and large-scale identity use cases for global enterprises with its extensible and easy-to-integrate platform. This leader in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), provides thousands of enterprise customers with a Universal Identity Platform for their web, mobile, IoT, and internal applications. The company is vetted, secure solution and partner who understands that companies expect a return on security investment and help enterprises give their customer identity integration, frictionless SSO across their products and adaptive authentication with MFA and Anomaly Detection. It is built for developers and is trusted by global enterprises


Averon is working on its mission to restore sanity in online identity with its conversion increasing innovations instantly authenticating mobile users where one can move safely and efficiently around the internet with zero effort and maximum trust. The company's technology is considered the new gold standard for digital identity, which is the easiest, fastest, and most secure verification solution. The intersection of Averon's team's expertise in online security is leading them to a previously unimaginable authentication technology that eliminates logins and passwords and enables all to move quickly and safely around the internet


BIO-key is a pioneer developer of fingerprint biometric authentication and security solutions. Its solutions turn the fingerprint into an authentication key, providing secure and convenient sign-in to websites, files, and applications. BIO-key’s crux software engine is built on a fingerprint authentication platform that supports traditional forms of authentication such as passwords, PINs, tokens, proximity cards, and knowledge-based – challenge response questions. Interoperability and flexibility give BIO-key the ability to customize authentication solutions to meet their customer’s specific requirements. The company is continually striving to identify new use cases for its fingerprint biometric technology

Biometric Signature ID

The biometric Signature ID is a pioneering developer of biometric ID verification software solutions using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Its patented biometric password utilizes gesture biometric technology for online identity verification. This intelligent software offers the highest level of security in today’s market without hardware or downloads, and the secret is drawing the password, not typing it. Biometric Signature ID offers additional products based on BioSig-ID technology. The company’s growth curve has accelerated with the need for cloud authentication solutions, and its extensive client base ranges from higher education to legal drug distributors to medical groups


Centrify is at the forefront of remolding the legacy approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) with its cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure access to infrastructure. It helps customers permit least privilege access by validating who is demanding access, the context of the request, and the challenge of the access environment thereby minimizing the attack surface, improving audit and compliance visibility, and reducing risk, complexity and costs for the modern, hybrid enterprise. Trusted by the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and critical infrastructure companies, the company offers the complete Privileged Access Security solution in the market today


CLEAR promises to make life easier and more secure by using biometrics to confirm identity, instead of using traditional ID documents. It translates biometrics details into an encrypted code, and then store it in a secure, cloud-based system. The CLEAR team is obsessed with providing the best experience possible. The company is designing and leading an entirely new industry, moving quickly with data-informed decisions, and investing in great talent to lead the way. With CLEAR, both customers and employees can enjoy instant identification and frictionless access, cardless transactions, personalized perks, and more

CloudNow Technologies

CloudNow assist companies find their path to the cloud, simplifies payment processing for e-commerce businesses. CloudNow has successfully addressed real-world problems through customized solutions for big and small companies, across the spectrum of industries. It is a powerful control solution created to facilitate identity and access management (IAM) across the cloud environment. With its r versatile features, Akku helps improve data security, privacy, standards compliance, and productivity. Unlike other cloud security services, this IAM platform gives around the clock assistance and boost security with the second layer of authentication


CyberArk is the leader in privileged access security, a crucial layer of IT security to protect critical data, infrastructure, and assets across the enterprise, including in the cloud. The company delivers the industry’s most complete solution to reduce risk created by privileged credentials and secrets and is trusted by the world’s leading organizations to protect against external attackers and malicious insiders. The company is offering a new category of targeted security solutions that aid business leaders stop reacting to cyber threats and preventing attack escalation before any irreparable business harm has happened


Daon is the world's leading human authentication platform enabling people across any channel to assert and protect their identity easily. The company has pioneered methods for securely and conveniently coupling biometric and identity capabilities with large-scale deployments that include payments verification, digital banking, wealth, insurance, and securing borders and critical infrastructure. Daon also delivers tailored solutions to empower mission-critical programs which require the most robust degree of security and identity assurance and aids as a vital technology behind leading financial institutions


The Duo combines its security expertise with a user-focused philosophy to offer two-factor authentication, endpoint remediation, and secure single sign-on tools for the modern digital first era. Born from a hacker ethos and having the desire to make the internet a safe place, the company uphold its mission to protect its customers by making security simple for them. The diverse crew of Duo allows it to bring an empathetic approach to resolve today’s the most complex global business and security challenges and Duo’s full-time security team is experienced in running large-scale systems security

Entrust Datacard

Consumers increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences, and to this end, Entrust Datacard provides trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make consumer experiences reliable and safe. The company's solution comprises the physical world of business cards, passports and ID cards, and the digital realm of authentication, certificates, and secure communications. Its risk-based adaptive authentication solution handles an array of inputs for reliable decisions, including device fingerprint, device reputation, and area behavior. Its authentication solutions leverage mobile as a trusted identity, providing omni-channel experiences that win customer loyalty


EZShield is the leader in digital identity protection and resolution who is rated top as an identity theft protection provider for businesses and consumers. EZShield is considered the first and only company to offer check fraud protection, shortly after launching in 2001. The company’s approach to empowering consumers is part of its focus on identity and fraud, and its overall mission is to provide assistance to secure monitor and restore a consumer’s identity, combined with giving consumers the necessary tools and information to take responsibility for the safe handling of personal data