Microsoft named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Access Management

Howdy folks,

Every day, everyone in the Microsoft Identity Division comes to work focused on helping you, our customers, make your employees, partners, and customers more productive and to make it easier for you to securely manage access to your enterprise resources.

So, I was pretty excited to learn that Microsoft was recently recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Access Management, Worldwide.

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In the announcement, Gartner explained, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.

Receiving this recognition is incredibly energizing. It’s a strong validation that we’re making a positive impact for our customers and that they value the innovations we added to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) this year.

To receive this recognition, a vendor must have a minimum of 50 published reviews with an average overall rating of 4.2 stars or higher.

Here are few quotes from the reviews our customers wrote for us:

“Azure AD is fast becoming the single solution to most of our identity and access problems.”
—Enterprise Security Architect in the Transportation Industry. Read full review.

“Azure Active Directory is making great strides to become a highly available and ubiquitous directory service.”
—Chief Technology Officer in the Services Industry. Read full review.

“[Microsoft] has been a great partner in our implementing an identity solution [that] met the needs of our multiple agencies and provided us with a roadmap to continue to move forward with SSO and integration of our legacy and newly developed application. We were also able to set a standard for our SaaS application authentication and access.”
—Director of Technology in the Government Industry. Read full review.

Read more reviews for Microsoft.

Today, more than 90,000 organizations in 89 countries use Azure AD Premium and we manage over eight billion authentications per day. Our engineering team works around the clock to deliver high reliability, scalability, and satisfaction with our service, so being recognized as a Customers’ Choice is pretty motivating for us. It’s been exciting to see the amazing things many of our customers are doing with our identity services.

On behalf of everyone working on Azure AD, I want to say thank you to our customers for this recognition! We look forward to building on the experience and trust that led to us being named a Customers’ Choice!

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Best Regards,

Alex Simons (@Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)
Corporate VP of Program Management
Microsoft Identity Division