Microsoft and Ping Identity have a long-standing relationship, formed in 2016 with the announcement and release of PingAccess for Azure AD, the revolutionary free product that allows one-click access from Azure Active Directory (AAD) to on-premises or even AWS-based applications. We have grown this relationship over the years, continuing to partner on innovative solutions to make the world more secure.
With enterprises flocking to Office 365, Azure Active Directory is becoming a more important part of many companies’ security infrastructures, whether authentication is happening on premises or in AAD. Ping Identity is committed to giving enterprises a choice in how they architect single sign-on (SSO) and access management in a hybrid IT world. You can learn more about what is SSO here.
Benefits of Membership
Announced at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Ping Identity is now an inaugural member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. This new association facilitates faster commercial release of Ping Identity’s solutions that add value to and interoperate with Microsoft products, specifically Azure Active Directory. With unparalleled access to Microsoft’s engineering and marketing teams, Ping Identity will be able to release products and solutions faster, benefiting customers relying on a Microsoft infrastructure.
Connecting Active Directory to Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory and Office 365 are the fastest growing enterprise services in Microsoft history, with more than 45% year over year growth, according to a blog post written by Alex Simons. The post also details that PingFederate is the largest third-party connection to Microsoft AD and Office 365. Because of that, Ping Identity is offering more!
Our partnership has enabled us to have PingFederate listed as the only third-party federation server in AAD Connect, giving users a convenient and supported way to configure both PingFederate and AAD for federation. Now in private preview, this integration is simple for an enterprise looking for a robust, flexible federation server to connect the on-premises world with the cloud. If you are interested in being a part of the private preview, simply reach out to our sales team and they will get you started. The public preview is slated to begin in Q2, so you won’t have to wait long to see the PingFederate option within the most recent version of AAD Connect.
Ping Identity’s partnership with Microsoft is doing wonders to bridge the on-premises world to the cloud during these hybrid IT days. And it’s doing wonders to connect enterprises’ Microsoft environments to the rest of the world. With the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, look for these innovations to continue at a rapid pace.