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Scotts Miracle-Gro | Ping Identity Customer Success Story
Company increases their security posture with federated single sign-on
Employees have seamless access to SaaS, mobile, cloud, and enterprise apps
Standards-based solution enables operability among varied resources
Secure and fast authentication boosts workforce productivity
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. Headquartered in Marysville, Ohio, the company is an industry leader in the lawn and garden market, with regional offices and research facilities across the United States and businesses in Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
As the company broadened user access to more applications and data, it was imperative that they were securing the digital enterprise without compromising the agility of the business. Scotts required an identity platform that would enable their employees to seamlessly sign on to their dozens of SaaS applications, most of which used SAML 2.0.
The organization was relying on outdated and ineffective authentication and access controls for the important applications that employees needed to use. Internal users were clicking on external links via a shared web page in order to access critical applications—and Scotts knew they couldn’t rely on this solution for long.
Scotts Miracle-Gro selected PingFederate because of its extensibility and industry-leading, modern standards support. Ping Identity acts as the organization's authentication authority, performing user identification in a secure, controlled, and centralized manner. One-click single sign-on (SSO) enables approximately 7,500 employees to log in to the 50 SaaS, mobile, cloud, and enterprise applications they need, including Google Apps, SAP, insurance sites, and more, using a single set of credentials.
We work with several vendors, and Ping is hands down my favorite. The technology just works, and the support and partnership that we have with the team is unparalleled.
Joni Moss, Analyst, Identity and Access Management
Scotts Miracle-Gro company
With the Ping Identity platform in place, Scotts Miracle-Gro has centralized its identity services and increased its security posture. Today, Scotts Miracle-Gro employees can securely authenticate to their critical applications with ease—significantly increasing the productivity of their workforce.
Ping’s open standards ensure a future-proofed identity architecture and enable interoperability between various resources, organizations, and systems. Ping’s extensible, hybrid identity platform future-proofs the organization so it can continue to innovate.
More About Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's Scotts®, Miracle-GroⓇ and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, is a leading provider of nutrients, lighting, and other materials used in the hydroponic growing segment.