“Google provides business-critical solutions like serving as the central, secure access point for cloud apps, while also providing infrastructure for these services like the identity directory. I trust Google to play this foundational role, but wouldn’t expect it to meet unique needs that fall between the directory and the login. This is where best-of-breed partners like Ping come in to help us solve complex challenges unique to our business.”
Manager, Enterprise Technology and Client Systems
Ping Identity provides a comprehensive platform for identity federation, single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA) and web and API access security. With complete support for every modern identity standard, including SAML, WS-Trust, OAuth, OpenID Connect (OIDC) and SCIM, Ping offers the most mature and robust identity and access management (IAM) solution available today.
Google identity services, which are a core component of Google Apps for Work, provide a simple and secure mechanism for users to sign on to Google applications such as Google Drive and Gmail. Administrators can easily manage users and devices across their organization, and they can leverage detailed audit and reporting on user activity that might indicate a compromised account or potential data loss.
Ping is an inaugural member of the “Recommended for Google Apps for Work” program, which gives customers the most advanced experience by integrating applications with the Google login, providing secure access and SSO to both SaaS and internal applications running anywhere. Ping was selected by Google based on reliability, extensive support for identity standards and tight integration with Google Apps for Work.
Ping has provided user provisioning and SSO for Google applications for some time, but many customers are choosing to use Google identity services instead of, or in addition to, storing identities in a traditional directory server like Active Directory. Regardless of where identities are stored and managed, integrating Ping solutions with Google identity services provides the most advanced functionality, security and convenience available today.
This paper covers the value and benefits that Google Apps for Work customers can expect by integrating Google identity services with Ping solutions. These benefits include the ability to connect to multiple, disparate directories in addition to the Google directory, expansive support for user provisioning and SSO, advanced identity federation capabilities, unlimited options for MFA and flexible access security for both onpremises and cloud applications.