Ping Identity enhances its Federated Access Management technology

Ping Identity updated its Federated Access Management technology. Designed to displace legacy Identity and Access Management infrastructures, this latest release includes enhancements to single sign-on, multi-factor authentication and access security technologies.

Federated Access Management

As enterprises race to digitize every business function, concerns about security are holding them back. As a result, secure access has become the linchpin of digital transformation for the global enterprise. Ping Identity resolves this by providing an infrastructure for securing access among all users and the applications and services they need.

Elastic scalability

Gartner projects the public cloud market will grow 16.5 percent to a total $204 billion in 2016, up from $175 billion in 2015. Many organizations are closing data centers and moving internal applications to IaaS and public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services. They are increasing capacity on AWS and OpenStack environments quickly and need to have secure access capabilities that keep up with growth, including single sign-on and web access management. Ping Identity’s new elastic scalability grows and shrinks environments based on IT rules, ensuring availability of services while controlling costs.

Contextual multi-factor authentication

As cloud and mobile adoption redefines the enterprise perimeter, authentication policies and static passwords aren’t providing adequate security and protection. Enterprises need to understand context to make informed security decisions based on how and when users need to access applications and services, regardless of the device used. For example, administrators might choose to require two-factor authentication for users accessing applications from outside their network, from public Wi-Fi or after hours if coming in from an unmanaged device.

In addition to the new authentication policy capabilities, Ping Identity also is releasing an API that allows organizations to integrate Ping MFA directly into the authentication flow of their web and mobile applications to improve security.

Ping Identity also has added management improvements for enterprises to quickly onboard new partners and reduce partner identity administration. Now an automated, cloud-based process, local and partner certificates will update before they expire and notify administrators of changes to partner connections (e.g. new / changed attributes) that could impact service availability.

“Demand for secure access across the entire digital enterprise will only rise in the years ahead,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder, Ping Identity. “Increasingly, identity and access management helps companies realize the benefits cloud has to offer, including enhanced security and better user experiences. With the Ping Identity Platform, we aim to help our customers make the leap to digital transformation quickly, without sacrificing security.”

Ping Identity’s Federated Access Management technology

Ping Identity’s Federated Access Management technology provides enterprises secure, real-time authentication and access management across all applications and devices via the following capabilities:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Smartly authenticates users while providing a great user experience, leveraging any mobile device, and a growing number of device authentication capabilities such as TouchID and geolocation
  • Single Sign-On (SSO): Eliminates passwords and extends existing corporate logins to enable secure single sign-on to any application (e.g. internal, private and public cloud) from any device
  • Access Security (Access): Authorizes access to only the web, mobile and API resources users need.

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