As I settle into my new role here at Symantec in User Authentication and Website Security Solutions, I am pleased to find myself surrounded by passionate people that really care about security, from the customer experience and confidence out through the security ecosystem to end-user education.
I’m happy to share that Symantec User Authentication has made a leap into the Visionary quadrant of the high profile Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication. We are very proud of this recognition! If you are a Gartner customer and want to read this report you can access it on Gartner’s web site:
These kinds of accolades are gratifying validation of our work. The report made note of some of our new innovations, which includes both token-less authentication options available in our “Intelligent Authentication” feature set, as well as traditional OTP hardware tokens and OTP software tokens for mobile phones which are often used by our customers.
We will continue to innovate and improve our user authentication offerings and hope to do even better in next year’s MQ. In the meantime, I’m happy that customers are discovering the value our solutions deliver and pleased to see Gartner recognizing our achievements.
We are also the world’s leading certificate authority, and here at Symantec we take the responsibility for securing the transit of data as a serious obligation. It is critical that a certificate authority’s top business priorities remain:
1) The continual hardening of the infrastructure that protects the cryptographic keys
2) A constant diligence and improvement for our authentication processes that validate identities, and
3) A dedication to staying ahead of the curve in security trends and innovation
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished building this business, and I look forward to continued journeys with this successful and industry-leading organization that holds responsibility for trust on the internet.