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Incumbents Feel the Pressure as Competition Increases in the ANZ Identity and Access Management Market, Says IDC

  • 02 September, 2008 10:33

<p>Sydney, 2 September 2008, A new IDC report has shown the competition in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has intensified over the last 12 months. Oracle has established a strong presence in the market, challenging other incumbents including IBM, CA, Sun and Novell.</p>
<p>IDC's latest study titled Australia and New Zealand Identity and Access Management Competitive Analysis, 2008, states that IDC expects the competition to continue to intensify and as a result, we should see more aggressive fighting for tenders and better solutions for customers.</p>
<p>“Customers are increasingly looking for well integrated solutions that offer strong workflow and simplified management. Suite vendors that provide integrated, end-to-end IAM solutions will be in a good position to compete in the ANZ market,” says Patrik Bihammar, Senior Analyst, Security Solutions, IDC Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>"The increasing competition in the ANZ market will put pressure on IAM vendors to continue to evolve their offerings either through research and development (R&amp;D) or acquisitions. Ultimately, customers will be the ones benefiting from the growing competitive pressure and maturity of IAM solutions," added Bihammar.</p>
<p>The report provides a competitive analysis of the main IAM suite vendors in the ANZ market. It includes profiles of BMC, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle and Sun and an IDC Leadership Grid which rates the performance and competitive position of these vendors in the ANZ IAM market.</p>
<p>On IDC’s website,, this media release relates to document #AZ326101Q, Australia and New Zealand Identity and Access Management Competitive Analysis, 2008</p>
<p>This report is now available. To purchase this report or to make an enquiry, please contact Lady Gueco, Business Development Manager on +61 2 9925 2261 or</p>
<p>For press enquires please contact:
Patrik Bihammar
Senior Analyst Security Solutions and System Management Software, IDC
02 9925 2278</p>
<p>Sally Taylor-Phillips
Marketing Communications Manager, IDC
+61 2 9925 2234</p>
<p>About IDC
IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends covering over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting or</p>
<p>During 2008, IDC is celebrating its 30th birthday in Australia.</p>

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