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IDC MarketScape Names Ping Identity a Leader in Federated Identity Management and Single Sign-On

Independent Research Firm Cites Ease of Administration and Rapid Deployment as Key Factors for Leader Ranking

DENVER, Colo. — April 4, 2014

Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, has been named a leader in IDC’s, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Federated Identity Management and Single Sign-On Vendor Assessment” report. Ping Identity was among the highest positioned vendors in the federated identity management (FIM) single sign-on (SSO) market.

In the report, IDC evaluated 13 vendors in the worldwide identity and access management (IAM) market that have or are developing federated single sign-on (FSSO) solutions. The research firm identified vendors as leaders, major players, contenders and participants. Ping Identity PingFederate® and PingOne® offerings were evaluated and contributed to the company's position among the leaders. According to the report, “Customers interviewed by IDC are very positive regarding PingOne, and past research shows solid customer feedback from enterprises deploying Ping’s earlier FSSO offering (now PingFederate).”

“Ping Identity is committed to making industry-leading identity products that easily function and scale across web, mobile and APIs,” said Bill Dedrick, president, Ping Identity. “Our ranking as a leader in IDC’s evaluation for federated identity management and single sign-on validates our work with existing customers and our strong partner network.”

The company’s IAM platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. PingOne is an on-demand identity and access management solution that provides secure SSO to SaaS and any application from any device. PingFederate is the leading enterprise identity bridge for standards-based federated identity management, integrating silos of identity and applications inside an enterprise, across partners and into the cloud. Deployed standalone or with PingOne, PingFederate enables federated SSO, secure mobile access, API security, social identity integration and automated user provisioning.

About IDC MarketScape:
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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 2,000 companies, including half 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.



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