Ping Identity, Netskope, ThreatMetrix and VMware Form Alliance to Put Identity at the Center of Security

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Ping Identity, Netskope, ThreatMetrix and VMware Form Alliance to Put Identity at the Center of Security 

Identity Defined Security Alliance provides blueprint, guidelines and best practices for achieving enterprise security centered around identity


San Francisco, CA — October 21, 2015

Ping Identity® together with AirWatch®, Netskope and ThreatMetrix today launched the Identity Defined Security Alliance, which provides enterprises with a unified approach that places identity at the center of security. The Identity Defined Security Alliance provides a new blueprint for CISOs to design a comprehensive identity defined security platform, including best practices for integrating these best-of-breed security solutions.


As mobility and the cloud make enterprises truly borderless, a new generation of enterprise security is disrupting the old guard. Those who focus on protecting singular elements of the modern enterprise, such as endpoints, cloud apps, networks or email, are not fully equipped to manage data created by the growing array of devices, systems and workflows. The Identity Defined Security Alliance’s vision is to make identity the linchpin of CIOs’ security strategies, keeping their data safe by making it accessible to the right people at the right time. By focusing on authenticating user identity versus protecting the endpoint, enterprises can be more agile and provide secure access to anything, anywhere.


Specifically, enterprises that leverage the Identity Defined Security Alliance can address every aspect of identity and access security, including authentication and directory services, threat and fraud detection services, cloud governance and enterprise mobility management. By collaborating on product integration, deployment best practices and joint selling, the Identity Defined Security Alliance will accelerate time-to-value for customers on their investments.


“The proliferation of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things has made navigating an already confusing landscape of security solutions even more challenging for CISOs,” said Andre Durand, founder and CEO, Ping Identity. “There is no silver bullet solution to the complex challenges that today’s modern enterprises face, so we created this alliance to help companies select technology solution partners that share a common vision for a new approach to security that ensures trusted users seamless, secure access to what they need to get their job done.”


The Identity Defined Security Alliance’s comprehensive platform includes the following features:


  • Identity federation and single sign-on
  • Contextual, multi-factor authentication
  • Web and API access security
  • Enterprise mobility management
  • Cloud access security brokering
  • Identity, behavior and threat analytics
  • Endpoint security management


Durand unveiled the Identity Defined Security Alliance during his keynote presentation at IDENTIFY 2015 in San Francisco today. To learn more about the Identity Defined Security Alliance, including how organizations can implement Identity Defined Security, click here.


Supporting Quotes

"As a leader in the enterprise mobility market, VMware is delighted to participate in the Identity Defined Security Alliance to benefit joint mutual customers,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “Security in the mobile-cloud era requires an identity-first approach as you can no longer guarantee that users, devices or applications will be run in a secure network or behind a corporate firewall. The Identity Defined Security Alliance will provide a strong security blueprint, best practices and technology integrations to enable end-users to have secure access to enterprise resources."


“Many of our mutual customers, including Fortune 50 financial services, healthcare, retail and manufacturing organizations, are faced with ever-increasing numbers of cloud apps being used in their network,” said Sanjay Beri, co-founder and CEO, Netskope. “Our goal at Netskope is to enable the safe usage of those apps, whether sanctioned or unsanctioned, and our partnership with Ping Identity and the Identity Defined Security Alliance will ensure that cloud-forward organizations have the most comprehensive framework for identity management and cloud governance available today."


“As the Identity Defined Security Alliance clearly illustrates, the most effective way to fight today’s advanced threats is through a unified approach to cybersecurity,” said Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix. “With the growth in mobile devices and other user access points, it’s critical for businesses to effectively assess users’ digital identities for potential anomalies.”


About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company

Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing employees, customers and partners access to the applications they need. Protecting over one billion identities worldwide, the company ensures the right people access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA-CREF and Walgreens, trust Ping Identity to solve modern enterprise security challenges created by their use of cloud, mobile, APIs and IoT. Visit


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