Ping Identity, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, announces PingZero, a suite of passwordless authentication features organisations can implement to deliver seamless digital experiences to employees and customers. By eliminating login friction, including the need for usernames and passwords, PingZero boosts employee productivity, improves customer retention and acquisition rates, and strengthens cybersecurity defences — all with zero passwords and zero friction. PingZero uniquely leverages the Ping Intelligent Identity platform and other technologies including the FIDO2 standard to enable passwordless experiences across a variety of resources and applications. Advanced passwordless authentication Verizon’s investigative report found that passwords are one of the most common causes of security breaches and also a major barrier in digital experiences. In fact, by 2022, 60% of large global enterprises and 90% of mid-size enterprises will implement passwordless methods in more than 50 percent of use cases, predicts Gartner. That’s because passwordless features accelerate and increase adoption of remote work and digital-first initiatives while improving the security and cyber hygiene of customers and employees, who are burdened with keeping track of more usernames and passwords than ever before. PingZero’s advanced passwordless authentication utilises device and browser settings, biometrics, and the FIDO2 standard to provide enterprises with greater assurance that a user is who they say they are. Managing and resetting passwords PingZero enables businesses to work smarter by eliminating the time wasted managing and resetting passwords" The solution also removes interruptions like excessive login prompts or password resets, which not only cause strain on IT departments but deteriorate employee productivity and customer engagement. “PingZero was designed with a frictionless user journey in mind,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “At Ping we are committed to delivering secure, convenient experiences for our customers and removing friction is a key component in our innovation evolution. PingZero enables businesses to work smarter by eliminating the time wasted managing and resetting passwords and instead provides users with more secure access to what they need to get work done efficiently.” Authentication authority solutions PingZero can be deployed across a broad range of enterprise resources including mobile, SaaS, legacy applications, and more. PingZero is available in multiple Ping offerings including the comprehensive authentication authority solutions, Customer360 and Workforce360. Key features include: User Self-Registration: A simple and convenient QR code-based sign-on process means no passwords are needed at the time of account creation. Customisation: Includes the ability for enterprises to use their own branded mobile application to implement PingZero without requiring third-party MFA applications for the user to download. Security and Compliance: Provides phishing-resistant, privacy-preserving authentication based on the FIDO2/WebAuthn standard. Continuous Authentication: Added convenience by requiring a user to re-authenticate only when certain risk thresholds are exceeded. Operating in the background, risk signals are tracked and monitored including changes in geolocation, IP address, device posture, and other factors.
Ping Identity, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, today announced the acquisition of ShoCard, a provider in technology designed to transform the way users manage their identity and engage with companies. The acquisition marks a significant step towards its vision of providing users with more control over their privacy while reducing fraud and streamlining user interactions with companies. With the adoption of this new technology, Ping Identity is paving the way for a new era in identity where individuals have more control over their personal information and how and when it is shared. Privacy-first user experience The technology allows individuals to collect verification of their identity and share it with businesses when establishing new relationships in a privacy-first user experience. ShoCard leverages the power of today’s mobile phones as a personal identity vault. Through integration with the Ping Intelligent Identity Platform which secures over 2 billion accounts, ShoCard allows users to collect and store personal identity information on their phone and then unlock and share that information using facial or fingerprint biometrics. The technology will be integrated into the Ping Platform and made available to all Ping customers as a new model for privacy and customer engagement. Verify information in real time The technology allows users to share only what is necessary and companies can verify that information in real time Personal identity, also called decentralised or self-sovereign identity, creates a new way for individuals to safely collect and share information about themselves to prove identity to others and gain access to services such as opening a bank account, refinancing a mortgage, buying a car, starting a new job and more. The technology allows users to share only what is necessary and companies can verify that information in real time. To populate the ShoCard identity wallet, companies share validated claims about users such as proof of employment, proof of salary, proof of education, proof of vaccination etc. Once received, individuals can share that information with others through text, email, QR code or other secure channels. Identity data-exchange In addition to both security and privacy benefits, this revolutionary new model of identity data-exchange will dramatically improve user experiences for both consumers and service providers by reducing the amount of time, money and effort that goes into identity verification, eliminating registration forms and allowing users to login with nothing more than a face or fingerprint biometric. A personal identity solution is long overdue in today’s market. Seventy percent of Americans believe their personal data is less secure now than it was five years ago and 84% say they want more control over how their data is being used. Ping’s personal identity model will address these concerns and empower businesses to differentiate themselves in a world where privacy and convenience are highly valued. Adopting a decentralised identity Decentralised identity and the renewed interest in protecting privacy and data ownership will be transformational" "Decentralised identity and the renewed interest in protecting privacy and data ownership (and monetisation) will be transformational. There is a reasonable indication that the winners in the next decade will be those that figure out the new formulas for adopting a decentralised identity. This will unlock a large market opportunity for digital business” wrote Homan Farahmand, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner in the January 2020 Guidance for Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Claims report. Ping Identity’s new personal identity solution includes an identity wallet which represents a groundbreaking, privacy-first approach to digital interactions. It contains sharable, validated claims from which users can select to share for a particular vendor, partner or resource. These validated claims could be from a driver’s license, passport, university transcripts, employment verification, vehicle registrations or bank account statements, and used in limitless scenarios. Identity security evolution “Personal identity is the next wave of the identity security evolution, representing a boon for business and consumers alike. Under this model, businesses can avoid storing sensitive data and the risks that come along with it, while customers can avoid sharing unnecessary personal information with service providers, ultimately creating a more trusted online experience,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “Issues of privacy and mistrust are addressed when individuals can pick and choose what personal information to share with organisations to validate a fact about themselves. ShoCard’s best-in-class technology allows Ping to greatly accelerate our mission of creating a personal identity future.” Seamless user experience “The success of any future-proof identity solution rests on its ability to remove friction, deliver a seamless user experience, strengthen security and privacy protocols, and offer ownership and control to the end user,” said Armin Ebrahimi, founder of ShoCard and head of distributed identity at Ping Identity. “This has been our vision since day one at ShoCard. And now, as an integral part of Ping Identity’s trusted brand that touches over two billion users, we can make this vision a reality.”
Ping Identity, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, announces the finalists for the fourth annual Identity Excellence Awards, honouring the best-in-class identity programs from global organisations. Winners will be announced during IDENTIFY 2020 Virtual on October 7. For the past four years, Ping Identity has recognised customers for their adaptability and innovation in the identity industry. From organisations helping businesses stay secure during the transition to remote work, to those creating seamless and secure customer experiences, these companies are hand-selected by Ping’s leadership for their unique and forward-looking approaches to identity security. Industry-shaping ways The categories and finalists within each are as follows: Identity Innovation Champion - These are the companies pushing the limits of identity and embracing the digital future. They adopt new technologies and pave the path for a future built on identity. The finalists are WaFd Bank and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). Identity Security Champion - This group secures the enterprise in industry-shaping ways. Their unique security approaches change the way the enterprise is secured. The finalists are Amadeus SAS, Jefferies and DB Schenker. Customer Experience Champion - These companies put customers first and drive loyalty with secure and seamless interactions. The finalists are the Province of New Brunswick, Tesco Bank and University of Hull. Cloud Identity Champion - This group embraces the potential of the cloud, combining top-notch security with highly accessible services in an agile environment. The finalists are Mazars, Porsche AG and Capital One. Modern Identity Champion - These organisations connect powerful new IAM capabilities to existing investments, leading the charge on modernising legacy systems. The finalists are the City of Boston, Freddie Mac and Gates. Better Identity Together - This award recognises Ping Identity customers and partners that are working together to embrace identity security in unique and meaningful ways. The finalists are Westpac & Versent, CSL Behring & Identropy, and WaFd Bank & HiQuest Group. Champion of Change - As global events introduced an all-digital reality, this group took the reins on using identity to keep people safe, keep business going and steer all in a new direction. The finalists are the Province of New Brunswick and Vertafore. CEO’s Choice Award - These nominations recognise companies that generally challenge the industry and push Ping products to new levels. The finalists are Refinitiv and Ticketmaster. Truly transformational ways “We put our customers first year round, but are proud to take this moment today to provide some much-deserved recognition to those that are leading the industry in truly transformational ways,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “We believe that identity management is the key to unlocking true digital transformation, and IDENTIFY 2020 Virtual provides the opportunity to celebrate organisations from a variety of industries around the world who are blazing the identity trail.”
Ping Identity, a provider of Intelligent Identity solutions, announced it has named Patrick Harding as the company’s Chief Product Architect. Harding returns to Ping Identity after two years of advisory and consulting work in the blockchain and identity space, including work at Hedera Hashgraph where he advised on applicable decentralised identity use cases. A distinguished identity specialist, Harding is actively involved in the standards community and is a former Board Member of the Information Card Foundation, as well as the Open Identity Exchange. He is a co-inventor of the SCIM standard, which automates the exchange of user identity information between identity domains and which has become increasingly important with the growth of SaaS tools. Determine appropriate capability investments From 2005 to 2018, Harding served as Ping’s original Chief Technology Officer and has been a trusted advisor over the past two years. His extensive background and unique historic knowledge of Ping will make him an invaluable asset as the company continues to enhance its solutions and expands its global 3,000 customer base. Identity can and will be leveraged to impact digital experiences across the board for all people" In his new role, Harding will help oversee the development and maintenance of Ping’s strategic vision and product roadmap. He will also support the sales, marketing, business development, and corporate development teams. Through this work, he will help ensure appropriate business investments are made, determine appropriate capability investments, streamline communication to customers and prospects, and foster key technology and alliance partnerships in addition to his many other responsibilities. Investment in strategy and innovation “There is massive opportunity for growth and innovation in our industry right now. Identity can and will be leveraged to impact digital experiences across the board for all people—whether they are customers, partners, employees, or citizens,” said Harding. “I chose to return to Ping because of its prioritised investment in strategy and innovation that will bring identity’s full potential to life.” “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Patrick back to Ping and have him on board as our Chief Product Architect,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “Having worked with him for over a decade, I know he has the market understanding and forward-looking vision that will continue to propel Ping and our customers toward the future of identity.”
Ping Identity, global provider of Identity Defined Security solutions, announced its participation at Identiverse 2019, slated to take place from June 25-28 in Washington, D.C. Company experts will share best practices in working toward digital transformation, address the current state of the industry and provide ways enterprises can elevate their identity security programs. Attendees also will have an opportunity to hear from Ping Identity customers eBay and Royal Dutch Shell, as they talk through their successful deployments. Andre Durand, Ping Identity’s CEO, will kick off the conference in the opening keynote on June 26 at 8:30am ET. With a focus on highlighting the importance of forecasting the timing and impact of industry disruptions, the presentation will help security professionals prioritise investments in digital identity. Attendees will walk away with knowledge to help prepare their organisations for success in volatile conditions. Identity and access management Ping experts, spanning the company’s product marketing, product management and engineering groups, will also speak on a variety of themes and topics, including the following: API Security Multi-Factor Authentication Identity and Access Management Open Banking Identity Authentication Ping Intelligent Identity platform Make a memorable stop at Ping’s booth #601 to participate in several fun activities, including: Take a virtual hot air balloon ride, showcasing updates to the Ping Intelligent Identity platform experience and cloud offerings. Learn about the company’s new Pingtopia community, which brings together customer advocates. Download free trials of Ping’s Cloud MFA & SSO, PingOne for Customers and PingIntelligence for APIs solutions.
Ping Identity, the pioneer in Identity Defined Security, announced a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) bundle, delivering security from identity-based attacks. Available today for a free 30-day trial, customers can protect applications, data and employees from pervasive security threats centred around phishing attacks, stolen credentials, and more. Organisations want ease of use, fast integrations and the ability to easily grow without needing to switch vendors as they mature. Ping’s cloud MFA and SSO bundle directly addresses this market need, with more than 2.5 million unique monthly users for the cloud MFA solution alone. The solution joins the rest of Ping’s product portfolio, which is used by more than 50% of the Fortune 100 and secures over two billion identities globally across the Ping customer base. Additional security for sensitive resources It’s equally important for customers to implement additional security for sensitive resources, high-value transactionsIdentity has become the most common vulnerability that hackers seek to exploit. While single sign-on solutions remain a high priority to increase user productivity and enterprise security, the surface area for cyber threats has expanded and attack methods have evolved. With these considerations, it’s equally important for customers to implement additional security for sensitive resources, high-value transactions and other elevated risk scenarios using multi-factor authentication. In Ping’s 2018 State of Enterprise IT Infrastructure & Security survey, it was revealed that 90% of respondents trust MFA as an effective security control to protect identity data in public clouds, yet only 60% of organisations have formally adopted it. The MFA and SSO bundle is specifically designed to help overcome these inherent challenges in MFA adoption by minimising associated burdens, while also providing seamless end user experiences and best-in-class solutions. Advanced features at an affordable price Ping’s new cloud MFA and SSO bundle helps enable fast and seamless integration of MFA for enterprises. Customers can benefit from the following features and functionality: Effortless integration: Integrations take place rapidly, making the transition seamless with existing infrastructures. Straightforward administration: With a centralised console and multiple self-service options, administration is easier than ever. Advanced access policies: Contextual policies—typically only found in the premium, high-priced MFA solutions in the market—grant administrators flexibility to help balance security and convenience for end users. Covering for many popular use cases: The cloud MFA and SSO bundle was built for easy deployment across popular use cases, including SaaS, cloud apps, VPN, Microsoft Azure, and more. Strongest security for enterprises “Ping Identity is committed to providing the strongest security possible for enterprises. The cloud MFA and SSO bundle delivers on this promise, while also maintaining a high-value user experience,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “Organisations can benefit from the streamlined adoption process, pain-free management and cost-effective model, as it addresses the growing necessity for strong MFA and SSO.”
Ping Identity, global identity defined security solutions provider, has announced new programs and benefits for its Technology Alliance and Channel Program partners, including a new online partner directory, app integrations catalog, education and training services, on-demand resources, and enhanced services designed to improve partner products and drive business. Ping is also recognising Microsoft, Optiv and ProofID for their shared commitment to deliver innovative identity solutions to the market and driving new license revenue through customer acquisition. Digital transformation Digital transformation is driving demand for identity and access management (IAM) solutions and paving the way for Ping’s increasingly robust partner network. The transition from legacy to modern systems, combined with new industry regulations, have led companies to face complex issues in their IT environments. This is where Ping Identity and its partners can help customers understand the broader market dynamics associated with these challenges and offer solutions tailored to their IAM needs. “The Ping Global Partner Network is an extensive group of leading advisors, systems integrators, resellers and technology companies,” said Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “With our strong global partner network and the investments, we’re making in our partner ecosystem, we’re well positioned to continue enabling the expertise, value-added services and technology that are critical to driving success for our customers.” Technology Alliance Program (TAP) The Technology Alliance Program’s tiered structure includes Emerging, Engaged and Established partners Ping’s Technology Alliance Program (TAP) fosters collaboration with other security leaders to create integrated solutions that solve unique IAM challenges, increase effectiveness of IAM products, and take advantage of emerging technologies. Ping’s Intelligent Identity Platform integrates with more than one hundred IAM vendors that provide complementary security technologies. The Technology Alliance Program’s tiered structure includes Emerging, Engaged and Established partners. TAP delivers tangible technical, business and marketing benefits to drive product innovation, extend market reach and generate revenue. Because of Microsoft’s commitment to enabling Ping Identity customers to seamlessly connect Microsoft Azure Active Directory to hybrid IT environments, Microsoft was awarded the “Technology Alliance Partner of the Year” accolade at Ping’s recent Partner Summit. Intelligent Identity platform “Microsoft is very proud of its partnership with Ping Identity, because it brings Azure Active Directory, the largest cloud enterprise directory, together with a leading provider of on-premises identity technology,” said Sue Bohn, director, program management, Microsoft Identity Division. “We look forward to continuing to innovate and extending the reach of Azure Active Directory with Ping Identity.” Channel Program Ping Identity’s Channel Program provides value-added resellers, distributors, managed service providers (MSPs) and systems integrators with the tools and resources they need to be successful in the enterprise identity market. The program’s tiered structure includes Registered, Authorised, Preferred and Elite, affording partners the opportunity to advance and unlock new benefits at each level. At Ping’s annual Partner Summit this month, Optiv received the “Channel Partner of the Year” award Also, at Ping’s annual Partner Summit this month, Optiv received the “Channel Partner of the Year” award, recognising that the organisation outperformed its 2017 benchmarks. Julie Talbot-Hubbard, global vice president and general manager, digital identity and data services, Optiv, commented, “We believe an integrated solution brings together all innovations across a comprehensive IAM program, and assures businesses are protected regardless of where data is used, resides, and is accessed." "Ping’s comprehensive, standards-based platform is an important part of that integrated solution, spanning deployment models and helping Optiv address many of the challenging enterprise identity use cases presented by our clients. We're proud to be recognised as the Channel Partner of the Year and look forward to continuing to work together to provide even more clients with end-to-end solutions that deliver measurable outcomes." ProofID, “Channel Delivery Partner of the Year” ProofID was also honored with the “Channel Delivery Partner of the Year” recognition for its consistent service and results-driven offerings, designed to solve complex identity challenges for Ping Identity customers. “We’re thrilled to be named the Channel Delivery Partner of the Year. For nearly 10 years, we’ve helped enable enterprise digital transformation projects leveraging the Ping Intelligent Identity Platform. It’s been a very rewarding partnership, and we’re excited to continue our collaboration with the Ping team,” added Tom Eggleston, CEO, ProofID.
Ping Identity, a provider of Identity Defined Security, has announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Kris Nagel joins as Chief Operating Officer and Ed Roberto joins as General Manager, Cloud Software. Both Kris and Ed bring many years of experience growing top-tier technology companies to their new roles. Prior to joining Ping, Kris served as CEO of Vindicia, a SaaS-based subscription management platform for Fortune 1000 consumer-facing enterprises and subsidiary of Amdocs. His experience is centred on helping fast-moving technology companies work toward organisational scale and revenue growth. With a diverse background spanning operations, engineering and sales, Kris has worked for tech leaders like Apple, CSG, Portal Software (which was acquired by Oracle), and SS8 Networks. Leveraging his deep technology knowledge and well-rounded perspective, Kris will oversee all aspects of Ping’s go-to-market strategy, including product, sales, and marketing. Experienced advisor to tech companies With more than 30 years of experience in technology, software and strategy, Ed has a history of advising disruptive technology companies as they focus efforts on achieving significant growth. Most recently, he served as an advisor to the Bahrain Economic Development Board, as well as to Techstars. Kris and Ed bring invaluable technology expertise and growth acumen to our organisation This is in addition to holding multiple CEO and leadership positions with organisations, including Webscale, a provider of cloud-based monitoring, acceleration and scaling for high availability applications, and also Collective Intellect, a venture-backed, social media monitoring and analytics platform acquired by Oracle in 2012. Creating consistent identity security experience As GM for the company’s software business unit, Ed will help ensure Ping meets the needs of its enterprise customers looking to modernise their identity infrastructure, adopt the cloud and create a consistent identity security experience across a multi-generational IT environment. “Kris and Ed bring invaluable technology expertise and growth acumen to our organisation. With them on our already strong leadership team, we’re better positioned to accelerate our delivery of innovative intelligent identity security solutions to our customers,” shared Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity.
Ping Identity, the pioneer in Identity Defined Security, announced that its Ping Intelligent Identity Platform powers the engine behind HP Identity (HP ID), an enterprise-wide unified identity management ecosystem. The HP ID initiative is designed to up level customer and partner experiences by providing them with a single identity across all of their HP applications, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With a focus on driving customer experiences, HP selected the Ping Identity platform deployed in Amazon Web Services (AWS). This achieved its goal of instituting a single and highly secure identity and access management (IAM) platform across its entire global customer and partner-facing platform. Single sign-on for 150 million customers Ping’s customer IAM platform provides performance and scalability that can keep pace with HP’s continued innovation and growth"The HP ID platform is used by more than 100 business applications and enables single sign-on for over 150 million customer and partner identities across the world, plus thousands more being added each day. Before HP ID, the company was managing more than a dozen separate legacy IAM and authentication systems. User identities were previously housed across disparate data silos, creating a disjointed customer experience. Reinventing customer experiences HP Product Manager Jared Meier sums up the success of HP ID, “Ping’s customer IAM platform provides performance and scalability that can keep pace with HP’s continued innovation and growth. Now, customers have a seamless experience when they authenticate across our digital properties.” “Ping and HP share a common vision of innovation, great customer experiences and technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere,” added Andre Durand, CEO, Ping Identity. “We’re proud to support HP in reinventing customer experiences through identity.”
Ping Identity, the pioneer in Identity Defined Security, announced findings from its most recent CISO Advisory Council meeting. The Council is aimed at better understanding the challenges and opportunities impacting the modern CISO. Members have access to strategic guidance and support as they develop and grow their enterprise-wide security initiatives. This includes leveraging valuable insights and best practices related to infosecurity, privacy and compliance. Members of the 2018 council represent organisations, including American Red Cross, Cisco Systems, Allegiant Travel Co., BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, PowerSchool, GCI, Cvent, Gates Corporation, Vertafore Inc., CoBank, and Greenway Health. These companies span industries including healthcare, banking, travel and leisure, fashion, technology, consulting, education and construction. Our customers are the catalysts of change in the creation of products and services at Ping Identity, so we take their feedback on innovation seriously" Giving importance to customers’ feedback In addition to providing strategic direction and value to the CISOs of these leading organisations, their contributions are equally important to the development of Ping’s identity security solutions. With a view into the company’s vision, strategy and roadmap, these champions inform on product priorities, go-to-market strategies and advocate for the modern enterprise. “Our customers are the catalysts of change in the creation of products and services at Ping Identity, so we take their feedback on innovation seriously,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “These CISOs from leading organisations view identity as a strategic imperative for succeeding as a digital company. Our priority is to help ensure our offerings continue to align with customer objectives, providing them with the business advantage they need to succeed.”