The post-password era
begins now.


When you look at the headlines today, it is obvious that a username and password are not enough to protect access to applications. PingID™ is a cloud-based strong authentication solution that enables users to authenticate to applications using multiple factors. PingID delivers a strong authentication solution that balances the ease of use needed by end users with the control and security needed by IT administrators. With PingID, you get:

  • Strong authentication to legacy and cloud applications using a mobile app.
  • Out of the box integration with PingOne® and PingFederate®.
  • Support for VPN servers using the RADIUS protocol.
  • Ability for users to authenticate with the Apple Watch.
  • Biometrics support on select Apple and Samsung devices.
  • Offline support using one-time passcode.
  • Hardtoken support with YubiKey.

Strong authentication systems are not new, but the way that they have been deployed has changed. Many of these existing solutions are expensive hardware tokens that need to be issued, shipped, revoked and maintained. This scenario demands a lot of effort, time and money. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  With PingID, users simply install an app on their phone and register that device with the PingID service. One app gives you strong authentication for all of the things you need to get work done—regardless of where you are or which device you’re using.

PingID supports both Apple and Android phones and tablets as well as YubiKey, a small hardware device that offers two-factor authentication with a simple touch of a button. When policy dictates the need for strong authentication, a push notification will be sent to the phone that the user has registered. They will be prompted to swipe on the application and they will be given access to the application. If wireless network issues prevent the notification from being delivered to the phone, the end user will be prompted to enter a one-time passcode (OTP) that is generated by the app. If they are using a YubiKey, they will simply plug the hard token into their computer and press the button on the Yubikey. For other mobile phone platforms, the user can receive an OTP via SMS or a call to the phone. 

Best Practices for Step-up Multi-factor Authentication

Best Practices for Step-up
Multi-factor Authentication

With PingID, you can easily control when your users need to authenticate with a second factor. You can configure your policies based upon group membership in a directory, require step-up authentication for specific applications, the users’ location based upon the IP address or require it for all sign-on attempts. PingID delivers the granular security that your policies need with the ease of use your users need.

Your users want to work from anywhere, but you need to make sure that they are securely accessing your network. PingID can be used to as a second factor of authentication for your VPN or any remote access clients that support the RADIUS protocol.  When a user signs-on to the VPN service, PingID will send a notification to the users' device as a second factor of authentication. PingID can easily add MFA to existing VPN solutions from Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Citrix, SonicWall, F5, Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft UAG and others.

PingID is an application that is installed on a user’s Android or iOS device and communicates with a cloud API. When policy requires strong authentication, users are asked to simply swipe their mobile device to sign on or authenticate.