— SafeNet positioned as a market leader for its completeness of vision and ability to execute

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that Gartner, the world’s leading IT research firm, positioned SafeNet in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication. This is the fourth consecutive year that SafeNet has been recognized as a leader. SafeNet was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant based on the combination of completeness of vision and ability to execute, the two primary criteria for the report.

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Gartner notes that, "While mobile and cloud remain disruptive, buyers continue to give weight to user experience," and expects that "by year-end 2017, about 50% of organizations will choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user authentication implementations, up from about 20% today."

SafeNet’s Authentication portfolio includes a multi-tenant, multi-tier, cloud-based authentication service, on-premises authentication solutions, and support for a broad range of authentication technologies and form factors. SafeNet has one of the largest numbers of customers across all industries that secure access to corporate networks and protect the identities of users.

"In the fashion industry, protecting designs is paramount to maintaining a competitive edge," said Marc Lindemann, ICT Infrastructure Consultant at O’Neill Europe BV at O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand. "For the last eight years, SafeNet’s strong authentication solutions have enabled us to control exactly who is accessing our intellectual property. With SafeNet’s management console, we’re able to easily add and remove authorized users, run audit reports, and enforce security policies."

SafeNet’s next-generation approach to user authentication offers frictionless authentication, combined with transparency, trust and control, allowing organizations to secure access to diverse applications and meet security regulations in a dynamic IT landscape.

"Having an authentication solution that can ensure uniform and scalable secure access from diverse end-points to applications that reside in the enterprise data center, the cloud or virtual environments is key to an enterprise’s security preparedness," said Andrew Young, vice president, authentication product management, SafeNet. "The breadth and delivery of our authentication portfolio helps customers meet these needs and we believe is why Gartner continues to recognize and affirm our position of leadership in the authentication market."

About SafeNet’s Next-Generation Authentication Solutions
SafeNet Authentication Service delivers fully automated, highly secure authentication-as-a-service. Strong authentication is simplified through the flexibility and scalability of automated workflows, as well as support for vendor-agnostic tokens and broad APIs. In addition, management capabilities and processes are fully automated and customizable—providing a seamless and enhanced user experience. With no infrastructure required, SafeNet Authentication Service enables a quick migration to a multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud environment, protecting all resources from cloud-based and on-premises applications to networks, users, and devices.

SafeNet Authentication Manager provides organizations with a versatile platform to manage all OTP, certificate-based, and software authentication solutions. This covers the full authentication lifecycle across the enterprise and extends strong authentication to the cloud using a single, integrated system. It also enables organizations to authenticate mobile users with over-the-air certificate provisioning for mobile devices.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
According to Gartner, ‘Leaders’ in the Magic Quadrant are vendors with a solid track record and, typically, a significant presence in the market. They have a clearly articulated vision that is in line with the market trends, and their vision is typically backed by solid technical innovation as well as an understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the Nexus of Forces, the Internet of Things and the digital workplace. Leaders’ business strategies and execution are very sound. Vendors in this quadrant can provide a strong solution for organizations in different vertical industries across one or many use cases, typically including emerging needs pertaining to cloud and mobile.


About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments. Learn more about SafeNet on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.

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