Ping Identity Receives Applied Materials 2017 Supplier of the Year Award

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Ping Identity Receives Applied Materials 2017 Supplier of the Year Award

Recognized for Expertise and Innovation; Solves Complex Use Case to Enable Secure and Seamless Access to Mobile Apps


Denver — July 19, 2017

Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that it has been recognized with a 2017 Supplier of the Year Award in Information Technology by Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. The awards were presented at Applied’s annual Executive Supplier Forum, an event that highlights the company’s commitment to building close relationships with suppliers, communicates Applied’s strategic direction and priorities, and fosters supplier engagement.


“The entire team at Ping Identity is thrilled with this award, as there is no higher honor than public recognition from a leading global enterprise like Applied Materials,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “Ping is committed to delivering quality, innovative IT products, and we’re glad to have contributed to Applied Material’s success over the past year. While we strive to develop strong relationships with all of our customers, being named a 2017 Supplier of the Year from this customer is especially gratifying.”


“More than just a supplier of software and services, Ping Identity is a critical part of our technology ecosystem for enabling authentication and access across our entire portfolio of applications,” said Jay Kerley, group vice president and CIO, Applied Materials. “Ping has done an excellent job listening to our needs and helping us succeed in our digital transformation journey.”


The award recognizes Ping’s outstanding performance in Information Technology and its collaboration with Applied on many identity and access management initiatives, such as mobile single sign-on (SSO) and the modernization of Applied’s identity and access management. By consistently meeting or exceeding performance standards over the past year, Ping has played a key role in helping deliver secure and seamless user experiences for Applied’s customers, suppliers, partners and employees.


About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined 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, TIAA, 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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