In the past, setting up physical and digital barriers to protect the enterprise was pretty easy. But that perimeter approach just doesn't work any more. Enterprises are digital. Applications live outside the firewall. And people can work and shop from anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Secure access presents significant challenges in today's digital economy, and concerns about security are holding enterprises back. Just look at some of the recent numbers in the market:
Accenture's 2015 Growing the Digital Business survey of 1,925 digital strategy and technology decision makers for the world's largest enterprises reveals that 51% believe security concerns are among the most important challenges in digital technology implementation.
PwC's 18th annual Global CEO Survey found that 61% of CEOs say cyber threats and lack of data security are among the most important potential threats to their organization's growth prospects.
At a recent gathering of the World Economic Forum, 78% of participants claimed that security concerns delayed their adoption of public cloud computing by a year or more.
It's obvious that organizations are looking for a new approach to enterprise security. They need to be able to give the right people access to the right things, seamlessly and securely. They need a solution that enables secure, cross-domain single sign-on for web and mobile applications, regardless of where the user is located or what device they're using.
They're solving their problems with Ping Identity.
Our Federated Access Management solution offers best-in-class access management for today's digital enterprise. And the best just got better.
Whether you're already a fan or are new to FAM, you'll love the simplified administration, improved user experience and enhanced policy management to make our user-friendly solutions even user-friendlier.
2. More Dynamic, Elastic Control of Resources and Costs
Gartner projects in its "Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2013-2019, 4Q15 Update" that the public cloud market will grow 16.5 percent to total $204 billion in 2016, up from $175 billion in 2015.
Our customers are driving this massive shift toward public cloud adoption, and we're responding to their need to quickly scale capacity on Amazon Web Services and in OpenStack environments by adding elastic scaling capability to our FAM solution. This allows for dynamic growth or shrinking of the environment based on thresholds. You can quickly scale up availability of services based on usage patterns, advertising campaigns or other activities that drive traffic spikes, and you can scale back when demand is low to control resources and costs.
3. Quicker MFA Deployment
With a new API, organizations can now integrate multi-factor authentication (MFA) directly into the authentication flow of their web applications to quickly enhance the level of security. Ping's MFA platform provides ultimate flexibility, enabling you to set the right security for the right user. For example, the administrator can choose to always require two-factor authentication for users in a given Active Directory group, but allow other users to authenticate with only a password or with an alternate second factor. The administrator may also set the policy to accept Integrated Windows Authentication when a given user is connected to the corporate network, but require a higher level of authentication when that user connects from another location.
4. More Streamlined Partner Onboarding & Administration
Enterprises can now quickly onboard new partners and reduce partner identity administration. An automated process updates local and partner certificates before they expire, and administrators are notified of changes to partner connections (e.g., new and/or changed attributes) that could impact service availability. The result? The partner ecosystem runs more smoothly with less maintenance for administrators.
Want to Learn More?
Listen to our latest webinar to see everything that's new and improved with our Federated Access Management solution as well as live product demos for PingID, PingAccess and PingFederate. Learn how identity can enable the right people to access the right things, seamlessly and securely.