We were proud to be recognized at Microsoft TechEd 2013 a couple of weeks ago as a finalist in the "Security Products" category. Ping has been delivering great solutions to our Microsoft customers since the earliest days of PingFederate, and we've recently added a laundry list of functionality to dramatically enhance our offering in light of Microsoft's cloud strategy. So this seems like a good opportunity to review what we have done in the context of the recent PingFederate 7 announcements and capabilities added to PingOne.
We have brought PingOne up to parity with PingFederate in terms of SSO for Office 365. We've had complete support in PingFederate for SSO to Office 365. "Complete" means that we support both Active and Passive profiles for WS-Federation, and we support browser and thick-client SSO. This lets our customers use their O365 deployment to its full advantage.
We've added Dynamics CRM support, for both on- and off-premises deployments, to our existing support in PingFederate for SharePoint (newer versions via WS-Federation and older versions via our integration kit)
In addition to extending your on-premises AD to the cloud with PingOne, using AD Connect, ADFS or PingFederate as your identity bridge, we now support your cloud identities too, with full support for Azure ACS and Azure AD. And we support Unified Access Gateway via WS-Federation
All this builds on top of the existing capabilities we have around WS-Trust, WIF client support for claims-aware applications, integration with PhoneFactor and, of course, support for Microsoft Live for Social Identity.
It makes a pretty compelling story for customers that want to get the most out of their Microsoft investments - especially when you consider that all this comes along with the great solutions we have for products and services from other vendors too.
All in all, it's a great time to be thinking about identity!
Andi Hindle is director of worldwide technical marketing at Ping Identity.