|[March 20, 2012]
Ping Identity Launches PingOne - First Cloud Identity Switch
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Identity®, The Cloud Identity Security Leader™, today
the world's first multiplexed identity switch in the Cloud. One
connection to PingOne provides businesses the convenience of Tier 1
Single Sign-On (SSO) access to all of their cloud applications and gives
IT one place to centralize control and automate identity management. One
connection to PingOne equips cloud application providers to offer Tier 1
SSO to all of their customers. For security conscious businesses, Tier 1
requires exclusively standards-based, federated SSO protocols such as
SAML, OAuth, and OpenID with zero tolerance for storing passwords or
managing duplicate end-user accounts in the Cloud.
PingOne is the only on-demand cloud identity management service to equip
application providers as well as end users with complete Tier 1 SSO and
multiplexed (one-to-many) capabilities. With one connection, PingOne
allows IT to securely manage access to all cloud applications in a
central user directory, such as Microsoft (News - Alert) Active Directory. This
eliminates all but one secure set of employee credentials. Similarly,
application providers can use one simple REST API process to enable
secure, standards-based SSO in less than 30 minutes.
"Enterprises asked us for a better way to connect their workforce to the
Cloud," said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. "PingOne is the answer.
It can be set up in hours and is completely self-service. The service
doesn't replicate Active Directory and it doesn't store passwords. It's
100 percent based on open standards, which is the most secure way to do
identity in the Cloud."
PingOne: Identity Federation as a Cloud Service
PingOne is an open network that takes the complexity out of using
standard identity federation protocols, including SAML, OpenID, OAuth,
and the SCIM provisioning standard. Businesses with existing SAML
infrastructure can cut administration costs up to 90 percent by making
one assertion to PingOne to manage all of their growing customer and
For PingFederate customers, PingOne is designed to extend that trusted
federated identity architecture into the Cloud. One connection from
PingFederate to PingOne enables a multiplexed connection to applications
and business partners faster and more easily than ever before. Together,
as part of Ping Identity's simple, proven, and secure platform for cloud
identity management, they address the broadest set of identity security
needs. From consumers and business customers to partners and employees,
PingFederate and PingOne integrate with more than 30 different
on-premise identity technologies using industry standard protocols in
the private, public, or hybrid format that suits the business best.
Designed With Elegant Simplicity
"With guidance from our corporate and government customers, as well as
our extensive SaaS (News - Alert) partnerships, we designed something with
'Fisher-Price' simplicity in mind but hardened for our most rigorous
customers," said Jonathan Buckley, Ping Identity Vice President of
On-Demand Business. "With each feature and function, we took the
complexity and cost out of the equation to bring the benefits of
federated identity to the majority of the business market."
PingOne offers two subscription-pricing options. PingOne Application
Provider Services starts at $5,000 per application per year. PingOne
Cloud Access Services is available for as little as $5 per user per
PingOne is built on Internet-scale architecture and is globaly load
balanced for very low latency response time on any continent. All
operations are monitored 7X24X365 in the PingOne Network Operations
Ping Identity will begin migrating beta customers to the PingOne service
today. PingOne will be available for new business and trials on April
10, 2012. Visit www.pingone.com.
Learn more about PingOne
About Ping Identity | The Cloud Identity Security Leader
Ping Identity provides cloud identity security solutions to more than
800 of the world's largest companies, government organizations and cloud
businesses. With a 99%
customer satisfaction rating, Ping Identity empowers more than 42
of the Fortune 100 to secure hundreds of millions of employees,
customers, consumers and partners using secure, open standards like
SAML, OpenID and OAuth. Businesses that depend on the Cloud rely on Ping
Identity to deliver simple, proven and secure cloud identity management
through single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity
security, API security, social media integration, and centralized access
control. Visit pingidentity.com
for more information.
Supporting Industry Analyst and Customer Quotes
BioIQ - Aaron Campos, Vice President of Engineering
is paramount in our business and we needed a standards-based SSO
solution that put our customers in control of their users' access.
Before, providing our customers with secure SSO access to our
cloud-based wellness resources was a painful process that often took
weeks if not months," said Aaron Campos, vice president of engineering
at BioIQ, a healthcare IT company that uses PingOne to securely exchange
data with other wellness vendors. "With PingOne Application Provider
Services, using SSO with our service is not only secure, but we can
implement new customers in a matter of minutes, not weeks."
TrackVia - Todd Benge, Vice President of Engineering
is a perfect complement to TrackVia's do-it-yourself SaaS application
builder for business users. With PingOne we can give clients SSO access
that meets their specific security requirement and a standards-based
solution for easy integration with their infrastructure and ours."
FiberLink - Ryan Hope, Vice President of R&D
enterprise customers demand rapid onboarding and convenient access to
our cloud-based mobile device management platform. PingOne delivers on
both with a standards-based approach, giving our customers increased
security and putting us at a competitive advantage."
The 451 - Steve Coplan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Practice
order to generate network effects, technology standards need to be
widely understood and deployed. Now that identity management
technologies are being put to work with a new class of third-party
applications, the need has emerged to bridge these two worlds using
standards-based protocols like SAML, OAuth or even Simple Cloud Identity
Management. The PingOne service is aimed at this white space in a market
where there is high demand for standards-based integration to drive
automation, re-use and security, and limited distribution of expertise
to implement the technologies."
Enterprise Management Associates - Scott Crawford, Managing Research
"PingOne combines Ping Identity's deep commitment to
standards with its keen focus on ease-of-use to bring identity
federation to the Cloud. PingOne gives businesses the identity
management controls they need, while providing employees secure
standards-based SSO to all the applications they need to be productive
each day - all in a self-service solution designed for Internet-scale in
a global economy."
Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert) - Ginny Roth, CISSP Analyst
Identity has launched an exclusively standards-based cloud-based
identity management service. PingOne is not only a solid, affordable
solution for basic SSO to cloud applications, it has the scalability to
meet more robust enterprise requirements and complements PingFederate to
enable public, private and hybrid cloud identity management use cases."
Gartner (News - Alert) - Mark Diodati, Vice President, IT Professionals Research
are expanding their relationships with partners and SaaS providers, and
they're looking for a repeatable, scalable solution. The solution must
do two things: transparently manage user identities and provide a
seamless user experience via single sign-on."
Gartner - Gregg Kreizman, Research Director, Enterprise Security and
"Enterprises continue to adopt SaaS applications, and
core identity and access management functions must be provided for these
SaaS and on-premises applications in an increasingly hybrid world.
Standard identity protocols will play an important role in supporting
these hybrid requirements, and standards are evolving. Enterprises and
application service providers will increasingly seek identity services
vendors who can provide easy-to-deploy, technologically agile,
economically appealing identity services."
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