There's a delicate balance in the world of enterprise security between usability or user experience and, well, security. That may sound strange or redundant, but giving nobody access to anything would be very secure, yet defeat the purpose of enterprise security.
Many solutions sacrifice ease of use at the altar of security. Of course, the reverse is true as well, where users are enamored with the user experience and lack of hoops to jump through, for good reason, security and adherence to standards is sorely lacking. But at Ping, we've done what some say doesn't exist in striking a balance between the two. When it comes to updating our products to continue giving our customers the best of both worlds, we focus on improvements across the board.
Today, as large enterprises embrace digital transformation, access management has to keep pace and push past the limitations of legacy systems by embracing a modern approach to access security that supports new environments, strengthens security, enhances standards support and eases the burdens on both administrators and end users.
And as we close in on the end of 2016, our latest updates to our products zero in on this balance, with improvements to security posture and enhancements to the administrator portals for an even easier experience.
Across PingFederate and PingAccess, here are some highlights about what improvements you can expect:
To improve security...
We've tackled the growing complexity and diversity of the enterprise environment. By providing a unified authentication and access security layer that supports the latest standards and environments, we've made it easier to maintain consistent access security policy and controls.
New PingAccess agents for NGINX and F5 (coming soon)
Unified session management
OAuth and OpenID Connect updates
Agent and server failover
To ease administrator use...
We've targeted the trend of increasing costs and time to react to business needs. We've simplified the administration of IAM through user self-service, flexible configuration, certificate chaining and streamlined integrations.
Self-service password reset
Streamlined integration support
We're already on to the next round of improvements to our products, so keep the feedback coming. In the meantime, we hope that finding balance with security and an improved admin experience helps you also find some joy for the holidays into the New Year.