Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services. With a vast global e-commerce operation representing a high volume of electronic transactions, along with a variety of interfaces and tools for vendors and resellers...managing multiple sets of credentials for each user across such a complex environment is a nightmare. And it's the exact nightmare that Erik Toth, Global e-Business Architect for Tech Data Corporation, was living. With no way to know what a single user was doing across business interactions with Tech Data, he knew something had to change.
To give users one consolidated experience and one consolidated set of credentials to interact with Tech Data systems, the company looked to Ping Identity for a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution. They needed a secure system that gives a complete and consolidated view of each user, so that they wouldn't become the next target for breach. And having Ping products in place already to solve for their SSO needs, it was an easy choice to expand their authentication and user store capabilities with Ping and UnboundID.
So how is Tech Data handling what Erik calls the "nightmare scenario"? Watch the video to find out.