Particularly in this era of a distributed, often hybrid work environment, authentication of users and devices is critical to ensuring security of systems and data.

With that in mind, for this category, we recognize products that enhance security to end users or devices through offering credentials for access to an authenticator or authentication server. Software and hardware that specializes in the biometric authentication of users is also included, as are solutions that include behavioral analytics for authentication.

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