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RSA Achieves Leading Market Share for Identity and Access Management According to Analyst Firm

RSA Tops Leading Vendors in Identity and Access Management Market for Second Consecutive Year, Driven by Continued Innovation in Cloud and Compliance Solutions

BEDFORD, Mass., June 28, 2012 - 

RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) has been named the worldwide leader in total revenue among identity and access management vendors, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Identity and Access Management (IAM) 2011 Vendor Shares report.

According to IDC, the IAM software market showed a significant economic recovery, and specifically in 2011, the market demonstrated a steady recovery. For the second consecutive year, RSA outpaced the competition capturing an industry-leading 12.1% market share for the 2011 calendar year and 11.7% year-over-year growth, according to the IDC report.

Compliance requirements and the adoption of cloud computing drove much of the market activity, according to the IDC report, and RSA led the way continuing to innovate and deliver authentication and cloud security solutions. RSA unveiled several identity and access management solutions in 2011 which helped drive growth including the RSA Cloud Trust Authority which leverages RSA IAM technologies to help facilitate secure and compliant relationships and communications among organizations and cloud service providers. RSA also released RSA Authentication Manager Express in 2011, a risk-based, on-demand authentication system for SMB and branch office customers as well software developer kits (SDKs) designed for mobile application developers to seamlessly integrate strong one-time password (OTP) or risk-based authentication into mobile applications without the need for a separate authentication device.

IDC Worldwide Identity and Access Management 2011 Vendor Shares Highlights

  • RSA captured the #1 leadership position in the overall identity and access management market in 2011.
  • RSA stayed steady with the identity and access management market achieving an 11.7% year-over-year growth, while the overall market grew 11.6% in 2011.
  • All leading IAM vendors, including RSA, unveiled cloud-specific solutions in 2011, aimed at simplifying cloud adoption for customers while ensuring a high-security profile.

"The significant growth in the IAM market is a proof point to the strength of the security software market," said Sally Hudson, Research Director for IDC's Security Product & Services Group. "Leading companies, like RSA, are achieving steady growth by continuing to introduce new and innovative products into the marketplace that help customers navigate evolving security challenges and compliance hurdles – especially those pertaining to access management and identity protection in cloud environments."

"The adoption of cloud environments and the need to maintain regulatory compliance is changing the way organizations address identity and access management," said Sam Curry, CTO of Identity & Data Protection at RSA. "RSA is dedicated to providing services and solutions that will help our customers adapt to the changing IT landscape and regulatory environment, all while ensuring a high security profile. It's this commitment to innovation and excellence that has allowed us to continue our leadership in this space."

About EMC

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About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations solve their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance and securing virtual and cloud environments.

Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention, Continuous Network Monitoring, and Fraud Protection with industry leading eGRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit

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