Ping Identity Named to CRN Security 100 for 2017

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Ping Identity Named to CRN Security 100 for 2017

Recognized for Enterprise IAM Leadership and Record Performance in 2016; Demonstrated Momentum in Channel


Denver — March 6, 2017

Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Ping in the CRN Security 100 annual listing for 2017. This project recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories: Endpoint Security; Identity Management and Data Protection; Network Security; SIEM and Security Analytics; and Web, Email and Application Security. The companies on CRN's Security 100 list have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.


CRN editors select companies on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company's overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners. The Security 100 list will be featured in the April 2017 issue of CRN and online at


“Ping delivered an exceptional 2016,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “We experienced record revenue growth, added hundreds of enterprise customers, solidified new partnerships and acquired UnboundID. The acquisition is a game-changer for Ping, as we are now the clear leaders in Customer Identity and Access Management. We are honored to be recognized as a CRN Security 100 company as we believe identity is at the core of security.”


Partner Ecosystem Drives Momentum

Recognition from CRN is especially gratifying as Ping made significant progress in its partner ecosystem, including:


  • Formalizing a relationship with Microsoft to expand secure remote access and single sign-on to more on-premises web applications for Microsoft Azure Active Directory customers
  • Partnering with Optiv Security to deliver a framework for the Identity Defined Security Alliance that allows CISOs to place identity at the center of security
  • Achieving Workday Certified Solution Partner status and launched an integration that seamlessly connects Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) with the Ping Identity Platform


The Ping Identity Platform is a unified, standards-based platform for identity and access management as a service that can be deployed as SaaS, software or both, and can scale to handle millions of identities. From multi-factor authentication and single sign-on to access security and provisioning, these capabilities work together to give employees, partners and customers secure access to cloud, mobile and enterprise applications, securing and streamlining everything from sign-on to sign-off and everything in between.


With more than 3 billion identities under management, Ping Identity is proven to scale with large enterprises and offers versatility for different enterprise needs with its broad API and protocol support, commitment to open standards, and support for both on-premise and cloud solutions. Ping also ensures regulatory compliance for a global customer base, including customer data privacy management and data access governance.


Cloud Identity Summit: A Gathering for the Community

Ping will once again host the Cloud Identity Summit, which is has become the most prominent 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.


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About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company

Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing the right people to access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA and Walgreens, trust Ping Identity to accelerate their move to the cloud, deliver a rich customer experience and quickly onboard partners as part of their digital transformation. Protecting over 1.3 billion identities from data centers around the globe, Ping allows employees, customers and partners the freedom to access the Cloud and on-premise applications they need with an enterprise IDaaS solution that includes multi-factor authentication, single sign-on and access security. Visit





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