tech data halts identity nightmares
with true self-service partner portal
Hear from Erik Toth, Global e-Business Architect for Tech Data Corporation, how his company ended the identity nightmare of managing multiple sets of credentials for each user across a complex environment.
Tech Data faced numerous challenges. It needed a secure system that gives a complete and consolidated view of each user, so that it wouldn't become the next target for breach. A cumbersome legacy system required redundant sign-on attempts. The company needed to integrate with third-party vendors while supporting open standards. And, limited scalability inhibited customer preference and profile management options.
After Toth researched solutions to overhaul the portal, the Ping Identity Platform was the obvious choice. Federated single sign-on (SSO) allows Tech Data’s third-party vendors to easily manage and authenticate their end users in a highly secure way.
With PingDirectory, Tech Data is also able to store relationship information that spans multiple business partnerships with their users. “The Ping team came in and spoke to us at great length about the capabilities,” Toth said. “We stood up an internal POC inside Tech Data. They came in and did a streamlined version of what we were trying to do in under two weeks, which no other supplier was willing to do.”
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