Ping Identity was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017 evaluation. In this evaluation, Ping Identity was cited as a Strong Performer in Identity-as-a-Service.
Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)adoption is accelerating quickly! This year's IDaaS Wave included survey results showing 53% of respondents currently implementing, already implemented, expanding, or upgrading implementation, and 19% planning to implement IDaaS in the next 12 months. Given the quick time to value and wide range of benefits IDaaS provides, it's no surprise that organizations are adopting cloud-delivered identity and access management (IAM) capabilities in a hurry. Some advantages of the IDaaS delivery model Forrester highlights include:
Reduces labor costs by 30 - 35%
Provides easy-to-configure access control and auditing solutions
Many are moving applications and infrastructure to the cloud for increased efficiency and greater scale while reducing overall IT expenditures. These same benefits are sought by those adopting IDaaS solutions which enable less labor-intensive methods of providing secure and seamless access to applications and APIs for employees, partners and customers.
Large enterprises with complex requirements are taking a disciplined approach to cloud adoption, which includes their adoption of IDaaS. This year's Forrester report cites our focus on large, global enterprises with annual revenues of $500 million per year, extensive protocol support and enterprise integrations with Microsoft Azure AD.
The Power of an IAM Solution Built for Hybrid IT
For many large global enterprises, hybrid IT is a reality which requires the right balance of customization, control and management resources for each enterprise use case. The PingOne IDaaS solution is one of multiple deployment options available from the Ping Identity Platform.
Enterprises need the flexibility to choose the best IAM deployment model for each business unit, user population or identity type. Many require secure and seamless identity services spanning on-premises data centers, managed service providers, public and private clouds and SaaS applications. They also need to be able to leverage a common platform, training and centralized management controls.
The combined Ping portfolio of IAM solutions and deployment models allow our customers to move across environments as their needs shift due to:
Availability Requirements: Some enterprise use cases necessitate better uptime and service level agreements (SLAs) than cloud hosted services are able to guarantee.
Regulatory Compliance: Geographic and industry bodies regulate where identity data is allowed to be hosted and which services are permitted to access this data.
Security and Control: Identity data such as PII and PHI can be considered sensitive, and 3rd party sharing, storage and access are concerns enterprises must reckon with.
Business Model Innovation: Agile businesses require the ability to integrate with owned and third-party applications and services, regardless of where these are hosted.
Mergers & Acquisitions: New corporate relationships can require identity federation and access management to resources with non-standard integration requirements.