As proud as we are about PingAccess®, we're pretty humbled to see what KuppingerCole had to say about it in an unsolicited report in May 2016. In the report, analyst Ivan Niccolai delivered a comprehensive review of our web and API access management solution, calling it "a strong and interesting WAM offering in the market that should be evaluated when looking for solutions to manage access to on-premises or cloud services."
We're more than a little excited to see this endorsement of the vision and hard work we've put into this innovative solution.
As Niccolai states, cloud-based IAM is an increasingly common solution for enterprise SSO. But finding cloud solutions that also offer protection and access control to on-premises web applications is rare. This is where PingAccess excels.
Typical identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solutions focus on SSO to SaaS applications, and traditional WAM solutions provide access control to on-premises applications. But the PingAccess server provides access management to both.
KuppingerCole believes that "cloud IAM must be complementary to existing on-premises IAM, enabling organizations to seamlessly extend the reach of their IAM to new groups of external users." We couldn't agree more.
That's why we engineered PingAccess to provide enterprise IDaaS that plays well with existing IAM. This unique approach allows enterprises to adopt SaaS apps and migrate enterprise apps to cloud environments like AWS and Azure, all while enhancing their existing infrastructure. It's the secret sauce that makes PingAccess "one of the leading solutions for seamless on-premises or cloud-based WAM," according to the report.
PingAccess can also be deployed as a comprehensive access management solution for SaaS or on-premises applications. But unlike most WAM solutions, PingAccess offers an API gateway feature that allows the definition of access control policies for REST-based APIs, enabling control for both mobile and non-browser applications.
Niccolai states that these capabilities and improvements over legacy WAM are what make Ping "the most mature vendor of comprehensive IAM products that blur the distinction between cloud or on-premise software." He also says that PingAccess is "a powerful solution to the biggest challenges of business."
If you're looking to support common cloud IAM capabilities with flexible and quick deployment--plus integration with on-premises infrastructure--PingAccess delivers on all these requirements. With service offerings to suit smaller customers and departments, as well as large enterprises, Ping protects more than one billion identities worldwide, including more than half the Fortune 100.
To learn more about PingAccess and why KuppingerCole sees Ping as a leader and "major player in the cloud IAM market," read the complete report.