Ping Identity Announces Winners of the 2017 Identity Excellence Awards

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Ping Identity Announces Winners of the 2017 Identity Excellence Awards

Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Navigant, and Service NSW Recognized for Leading Achievements in Identity


Chicago — June 21, 2017

Ping Identity®, the Identity Security Company, today announced the winners of the 2017 Identity Excellence Awards at Cloud Identity Summit in Chicago. The awards recognize the achievements of Ping Identity customers that are driving innovation and excellence in identity across the following categories: Intrepid Innovator, Cloud Commander, Modern IAM Maven, Security Revolutionary and Customer Experience Champion.


“Identity is at the core of enabling companies to make the shift to digital business — from ensuring great mobile customer experiences to providing secure and seamless access to cloud apps,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “The customers we’re honoring today are at the forefront of executing on this vision for their customers, partners, and employees.” 


With each submission, judges determined how each nominee has used identity to advance their organizations and the industry. Here are the winners across all five categories: 


The Intrepid Innovator award goes to Netflix for creating a developer self-service tool to enable authentication and authorization services for their applications and APIs.

To combat an increasing number of requests to modify the connections to over 400 engineering apps, Netflix built a developer self-service tool using PingFederate, ending requests for client management, freeing up engineering resources and significantly boosting productivity. 


Intrepid Innovator Runner Up: Not publicly announced 


The Cloud Commander award goes to Johnson & Johnson for embracing the potential of the cloud.

Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. is being recognized for their success in streamlining single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication implementations, dropping SLAs from over 12 weeks to less than two, and leveraging cloud federation services to enable over 1000 SaaS instances in record time to enable their global digital business.


Cloud Commander Runner Up: Merck


The Modern IAM Maven award goes to Cisco for engaging its employees as they modernized their legacy MFA systems.

Cisco used a creative internal marketing campaign, dubbed “Swipe” to roll out PingID, Ping’s multi-factor authentication technology, connecting its global workforce of 130,000 with 3,000 internal and cloud-based apps. Through this campaign, Cisco implemented a custom self-service registration flow and created a highly visible, but optional, Digital Login page, allowing the company to exceed the goal to have 30 percent of its workforce registered before the mandatory roll-out. This initiative reduced password reset requests from 200 to five per month.


Modern IAM Maven Runner Up: Comcast


The Security Revolutionary award goes to Navigant for reducing the time it takes to securely add new services.

Navigant deployed PingID and PingFederate, and replaced Oracle with PingAccess to provide its employees and customers with easy, fast access to apps like Office 365 with a high level of security. Now users can add services in hours instead of weeks.


Security Revolutionary Runner Up: Citi


The Customer Experience Champion award goes to Service NSW for winning customers over with secure, engaging experiences.

Service NSW, an organization within the New South Wales government, deployed PingFederate to provide its citizens with a seamless single sign-on experience to all government services — driving a significant increase in online transactions. 


Customer Experience Champion Runner Up: E.ON


About the Cloud Identity Summit

Ping will once again host the Cloud Identity Summit, which is has become the premier industry event focused on Identity. CIS 2017 will be held in Chicago from June 19-22, 2017, and will feature keynotes and tracks from industry thought leaders, CIOs, executives and practitioners. Executives from industry leading companies including Optiv, Google, Microsoft and Ping Identity will headline the conference. The theme in 2017 is Intelligent Identity; as connected systems and devices we use for work and personal lives are getting smarter and more pervasive, new business models are emerging at unprecedented pace and scale. Come join this important conversation.


About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by identity. As the identity security company, we simplify how the world’s largest organizations prevent security breaches, increase employee and partner productivity and provide personalized customer experiences. Enterprises choose Ping for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, partnership with companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, and collaboration with customers like Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, Walgreens and over half of the Fortune 100. The Ping Identity Platform allows enterprises and their users to securely access cloud, mobile and on-premises applications while managing identity and profile data at scale. Architects and developers have flexible options to enhance and extend their existing applications and environments with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on access management, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit


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