TechValidate Research on CA Access Management

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611 Customers Surveyed

2,931 Data Points Collected

159 Published TechFacts

28 Published Charts

33 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company


This case study of Gamatech is based on a May 2014 survey of CA Siteminder customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We like that CA SiteMinder is considerably lightweight and that they have very flexible policies that fit a wide variety of requirements.”


  • Assigns the following priority when developing new Web applications, mobile apps and Web services:
    • User convenience: high
    • Security: medium
    • Time-to-market: high

Use Case

  • Has or plans to have the following number of federation connections within the following time period:
    • Currently: 1-9
  • Provides or will provide SSO to the following applications within the following time period:
    • Employee to on-premise apps: currently
    • Employee to SaaS apps: currently
    • Customer to on-premise apps: currently
  • Using the following number of SaaS services:
    • Currently: < 10
    • Within 12 months: 11-49
    • Included in SSO: < 10


  • Percentage of CA SiteMinder Protected URLs with strong authentication:
    • Currently: < 10%
    • Estimated % within 12 months: 10-29%

Threat of Session Hijacking Is A Major Concern

Nearly three quarters of customers are aware and concerned about the threat of Session Hijacking

Extremely concerned: 11%
Very Concerned: 34%
Concerned: 24%
Not Concerned: 13%
Not familiar with Session Hijacking: 18%

CA SiteMinder has had a significant impact on 60% of surveyed IT organizations’ ability to reduce new app time-to-market.

Case Study: S&P 500 Professional Services Company


This case study of a S&P 500 professional services company is based on a June 2014 survey of CA Advanced Authentication customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Purchased CA Advanced Authentication for the following reasons:
    • Protect user identities from online attacks
    • Secure online transactions
    • Safeguard sensitive organizational data

Use Case

  • 1,000,000+ end users are protected by their CA Advanced Authentication implementation.
  • Utilizes CA Advanced Authentication to help comply with:
    • Internal regulations
  • Uses/plans to use CA Advanced Authentication for the following:
    • On-premise apps for employees
  • Authentications used:
    • Risk-based authentication


  • CA Advanced Authentication significantly impacted the ability to:
    • Improve user experience
    • Meet compliance regulations
    • Reduce security risks
  • Rated CA Advanced Authentication as very good or excellent in the following areas:
    • Scalability and reliability
    • Breadth of application support
    • Security
    • Depth of functionality

48% of surveyed IT organizations use CA SiteMinder to protect Web access for customers.

Mobile App Authentication Mechanisms

How do you authenticate users to your consumer mobile apps?

Native device security: 17%
Passwords (entered once and stored on device): 15%
Passwords (entered each time app is opened): 42%
None: 12%
Other: 13%

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About CA Access Management

CA Privileged Access Manager Server Control is a comprehensive and host-based privileged access management (PAM) solution that provides user access controls, UNIX to Active Directory authentication bridging and user activity reporting—in both physical and virtual environments.

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