To meet the demands of today's digital business, core IAM systems must become simpler and more scalable. This recommendation comes from a recent Gartner report on how digital business is straining legacy approaches. The report goes on to say..
"New business requirements and the need to propel digital business will drive IAM leaders to reinvent themselves and their teams."
We see this happening across our customer base. In fact, this is one of the forces behind the recent announcement around Ping's selection as an inaugural member of Google's "Recommended for Google Apps for Work" program.
As new business requirements around digital business continue to explode, more and more companies are choosing Google Apps for Work as their sign-on service to all on-premises and cloud applications across the enterprise. However, many enterprises exist in a complex environment where they must balance simple, secure access to loads of SaaS and internal applications that are hosted in multiple locations. Ping provides the critical link that enables seamless and secure access to all of those applications, all while giving IT teams control to secure application access.
With the introduction of this program, Google will extend its existing relationship with Ping Identity, recognizing us as a trusted partner for enabling enterprises that use Google login as a central cloud directory to allow secure application access for all of their employees.
Let's look at one great example of this partnership in play. Netflix has turned to Google and Ping Identity for a trusted single sign-on experience for more than 400 cloud applications, many of which are custom built. In a recent post on the Netflix TechBlog, Justin Slaten, Manager of Enterprise Technology and Client Systems, details the use case. He explains how Ping's Identity Defined Security platform serves as the glue that enables the Netflix workforce to have seamless access to all the apps and services they need while giving the IT team centralized control.
Together, Ping and Google are empowering today's highly mobile workforces with seamless and secure access to the applications they need to do their jobs from anywhere, on any device, all with a familiar and trusted user experience.
"Customers want simple and secure identity and access management solutions built for the cloud. We are partnering with Ping to meet the needs of our larger customers with complex IT environments," said Rahul Sood, Managing Director, Google Apps for Work. "Ping integrates with Google Cloud Directory to offer customers the best of Google's scale and security and Ping's advanced controls and rich functionality."