Ping Identity Named Overall Leader in Leading Analyst Report on Access Management and Federation

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Ping Identity Named Overall Leader in Leading  Analyst Report on Access Management and Federation 

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report Highlights Ping’s Leadership in Innovation, Product Features and Market Reach


Denver, CO — May 23, 2016

Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced overall leadership in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Access Management and Federation. This Leadership Compass provides a comprehensive view of web access management — an increasingly relevant market as companies are rapidly migrating from legacy systems to modern approaches for secure access to applications across modern web, mobile and API architectures. 


Secure access has become the linchpin of digital transformation for global enterprises. As the report acknowledges, web access management products have existed for two decades, and many solutions reflect this aged reality, lacking the flexibility and security required for today’s modern cloud and mobile-based enterprises. The Ping Identity Platform provides access management and federation services that can be deployed on premises or in the cloud. The platform includes a full-featured federation server that provides identity management, web single sign-on and API security for customers, partners and employees. Users can securely access applications with a single sign-on using any device, from anywhere. The Ping Identity Platform supports all of the current identity standards including SAML, WS-Federation, WS-Trust, OAuth and OpenID Connect, to easily integrate with companies’ existing infrastructure today and to provide them with flexibility and scale they need tomorrow.


The Leadership Compass offers a compelling view of the market and details strengths and weakness of 17 vendors. All vendors were evaluated in terms of product leadership, market leadership and innovation leadership. In achieving Overall Leadership, Ping Identity was acknowledged for strengths in supporting all Identity Federation requirements, innovation and strong support for standards, a strong track record in rapid deployments and good support for both on-premises and cloud deployments.


“Identity and Access Management is increasingly important as companies go through a digital transformation that has their employees and applications moving beyond the firewall,” said Trevor Daughney, vice president of product marketing, Ping Identity. “This KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report validates that access management solutions must similarly continue to evolve. The report acknowledges PingFederate as a must on shortlists, and we agree.”


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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