Tech Data faced numerous challenges. It needed a secure system that gives a complete and consolidated view of each user, so that it wouldn't become the next target for breach. A cumbersome legacy system required redundant sign-on attempts. The company needed to integrate with third-party vendors while supporting open standards. And, limited scalability inhibited customer preference and profile management options.
After Toth researched solutions to overhaul the portal, the Ping Identity Platform was the obvious choice. Federated single sign-on (SSO) allows Tech Data’s third-party vendors to easily manage and authenticate their end users in a highly secure way.
With PingDirectory, Tech Data is also able to store relationship information that spans multiple business partnerships with their users. “The Ping team came in and spoke to us at great length about the capabilities,” Toth said. “We stood up an internal POC inside Tech Data. They came in and did a streamlined version of what we were trying to do in under two weeks, which no other supplier was willing to do.”
More About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost-effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries.
Learn more at www.techdata.com
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