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Palo Alto Networks Selects Ping Identity for Cloud Identity Management

Next-Generation Network Security Company SSO Enables Customer-facing Applications, Providing Customers with Improved User Experience and Secure Access to the Sites They Need Daily

DENVER, Colo. — May 7, 2013

DENVER, Colo. — May 7, 2013 — Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, today announced that Palo Alto Networks™, the network security company, has chosen PingFederate to provide single sign-on (SSO) to its customers accessing support sites and its employees accessing the applications they need daily. 

“Ping Identity has established itself as a leader in cloud identity security and customer confidence about the security of Ping’s products was an important deciding factor. In addition, Ping offered the flexibility we needed,” said Allan Rixen, head of IT at Palo Alto Networks. “With PingFederate in place, our customers are thrilled to have smooth, secure SSO access to the support sites they use each day for product updates, self-service support and reporting.”

Palo Alto Networks has a large number of sites that require log-ins, with thousands of people logging in multiple times per day. In addition, provisioning and deprovisioning access also became process-heavy and costly. The company initially began the PingFederate rollout to 6,000 customers with SSO to five support sites and plans to expand to additional customer-facing sites over time to a broader customer base. With Ping Identity solutions, Palo Alto Networks is now able to scale SSO and provide its customers with the user experience and secure access they need daily. The process of provisioning and deprovisioning users is much smoother and will provide significant customer satisfaction as the company grows over time.

In addition, the company will use Ping Identity’s cloud identity management solutions to provide its employees with SSO access to the applications they use internally. Employees will have SSO access to nearly a dozen applications they use daily, including popular third-party cloud applications and internal Web-based tools. 

About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 900 companies, including 45 of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit for more information.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is the network security company. Its innovative platform enables enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of the Palo Alto Networks platform is its next-generation firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. More than 11,000 customers in over 100 countries use Palo Alto Networks products. For more information, visit


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