The actor Peter Krause was once quoted as saying, "Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last." I think we could say the same about the identity market, as we create the next generation of identity products, services and solutions to replace the sins of legacy stack vendors.
To borrow a phrase from Ping Identity's CEO, Andre Durand, "We're reimagining everything as we redefine how identity management can scale to Internet and cloud proportions, serving billions of users, devices, and services over the course of the next decade."
Some of the fundamental elements of this transformation are described on our web site on Next-Gen Identity. These elements are:
Federated architecture for enabling identities to access multiple domains
Web, mobile and API security support that allows you to manage any platform, now and tomorrow
Unified Management that provides one place to manage all users and connections
Cloud-centric for scalable, faster, cheaper implementation
Self-service to accelerate deployment and administration
Built on Standards to future-proof your identity infrastructure for whatever the identity security requirements demand.
As Ping launches major updates to our industry-recognized products and services customers will understand the benefits of these elements and how they collectively define Next-Gen Identity.
Case in point, many of the cool new features in this Next-Gen Identity platform support the top IT trends we hear about from customers around mobile application security, transition to private cloud and IaaS deployments, Office 365 adoption, and increased business value in ensuring secure and simple customer and partner portals.
With today's release of PingFederate and PingAccess, customers can deploy simple and easy-to-use alternatives to existing access management products for web and API access control, including:
Proxy and agent architecture for flexible deployment models
Simple protection scheme for external access to internal applications and services
Extensive administrative APIs for automating connection and configuration management
Multi-domain support for Office 365 to handle enterprise deployments
PingOne provides some great updates as well, such as:
Adding personal apps to PingOne for greater end-user flexibility and administrative controls
Enabling custom authentication policies for groups, context and apps
Providing data privacy for global organizations through privacy domiciling
Providing per-user auditing and reporting and report export
Also, I'm very excited for a new addition to the Ping family, PingID. PingID is a next-generation solution for providing multi-factor authentication by enabling:
A strong alternative to password authentication via a mobile app
A no-password option for primary and secondary authentication factors
Low-cost alternative for existing and new PingOne and PingFederate
It's been a lot of hard work, but I know it will pay off as many of you start to realize the benefits of using Ping's products and services to solve your Next-Gen Identity challenges.
See today's other Ping Identity blogs and product releases: