In our digital world, identity and access management (IAM) is at the core of a positive customer experience. But satisfying customer expectations can be challenging in fast-changing environments and in an era when many IAM budgets remain flat, so IAM and security professionals often look to industry leaders like Ping Identity to help meet their identity requirements.
At Ping, we are committed to helping our customers efficiently address their biggest IAM challenges with intelligent identity products that are easy to use. Our most recent PingFederate, PingAccess and PingDirectory releases enable today’s businesses to meet the often conflicting challenges of reducing administrative burdens and delivering frictionless experiences for end users.
What’s New in PingFederate PingFederate 9.2 enables enterprises to improve end-user experiences with policies that practically achieve passwordless authentication by authorizing devices that don't have keyboards and browsers, and reduce administrative burden by adding support for multiple branded URLs and much more. Some key highlights include:
OAuth 2.0 Device Flow: End users can easily authorize input-constrained devices, such as smart televisions and kitchen appliances, to access resources on their behalf. Before, when users needed to authorize devices without web browsers or keyboards, they found it difficult to enable their devices using traditional authorization flows for the common OAuth protocol. This new feature improves the user experience of authorizing their IoT devices.
Multiple Branded URLs and TLS Server Name Indication (SNI): When corporations acquire businesses or manage multiple product lines, their IAM admins are tasked with incorporating them into their existing IT environments, quickly and easily. Admins can now more seamlessly add new domain names, possibly to support new or multiple brands, with the added support of TLS SNI. No longer do admins have to issue a new server certificate each time they add a new domain name; it’s now easier for them to manage multiple brands.
What’s New in PingAccess PingAccess 5.2 shortens enterprises’ implementation timelines and lowers deployment efforts, all while providing more streamlined user experience and architecture options that are key to their WAM modernization projects. Key highlights of this release include:
PingOne for Customers native support: PingAccess now includes native support for configuring PingOne for Customers as the OpenID Connect provider, which enables enterprises to seamlessly bridge from PingOne to legacy applications in their private cloud or data center using OpenID Connect. Native support for PingOne for Customers allows enterprises to more easily manage hybrid environments of SaaS and legacy apps and APIs.
Improved PingFederate integration: The tighter integration between PingAccess and PingFederate improves performance and exchange of data with features such as local OAuth token validation, which reduces backchannel communication between PingAccess and the token provider.
What’s New in PingDirectory PingDirectory 7.2 delivers significant feature enhancements that enable enterprises to manage identity data, move at the speed of business, decrease administrative burden, and improve the end-user experience. Some major new capabilities include:
New REST API: The new REST API allows enterprise app developers to use the latest programming languages and popular open source libraries, enabling them to add more applications and more app features faster to match the increasing demands and pace of business.
New search engine capabilities: The new search engine capabilities apply intelligence to reduce or eliminate code and configuration tinkering in order to improve identity data management for admins.
Integrations with Tivoli Directory Server and Microsoft Identity Manager: These directory integrations give enterprises the ability to migrate and manage identity data from multiple data stores, which allows them to create and manage a unified profile—a necessity to deliver a seamless end-user experience.
Your digital businesses is never at rest—and neither is Ping. As we continue to deliver identity and access management solutions that meet the changing needs of the modern enterprise, we help you provide your users with secure, seamless access to all their applications and resources, from anywhere you require.
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