Ping Identity Named a Product Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Customer IAM Platforms

DENVER--()--Ping Identity®, the Identity Security Company, today announced that it has been named a product leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Consumer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) Platforms. The Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market segment, 23 vendors and their CIAM product and service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing CIAM solutions.

“The CIAM market is evolving quickly as new opportunities to improve customer experiences, privacy regulations such as GDPR, and security challenges emerge. CIAM plays an increasingly central role in Ping’s corporate strategy and our customers will continue to see our innovation and product leadership in CIAM”

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KuppingerCole defines the CIAM market as a sub-genre of traditional Identity and Access Management (IAM) that has emerged in the last few years to meet evolving business requirements. Its analysts note that many businesses and public sector organizations are finding that they must provide better digital experiences for, and gather more information about, the customers who are using their services. Enterprises want to collect, store and analyze data on customers in order to create additional sales opportunities and increase brand loyalty.

In naming Ping Identity a product leader in CIAM, KuppingerCole has recognized Ping as a pioneer in identity federations and among the first to adapt to customer-facing requirements. KuppingerCole analysts note that Ping has “many large scale, high performance on-premise and cloud deployments” for CIAM and highlight that, “Ping provides an SDK to embed multi-factor authentication features into any mobile app.”

KuppingerCole also rated Ping’s CIAM solution as either strong-positive or positive across all categories including:

  • security
  • functionality
  • integration
  • usability

And Ping itself was rated by KuppingerCole as positive for:

  • innovativeness
  • market position
  • financial strength
  • ecosystem

“The CIAM market is evolving quickly as new opportunities to improve customer experiences, privacy regulations such as GDPR, and security challenges emerge. CIAM plays an increasingly central role in Ping’s corporate strategy and our customers will continue to see our innovation and product leadership in CIAM,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity. “KuppingerCole analysts have deep expertise in CIAM, and we value their research to maintain an up-to-date view of the market.”

Enterprises must balance security and convenience for their customers. Striking that balance requires a scalable, high-performance CIAM solution that provides single sign-on (SSO) and access security across all of an enterprise’s digital properties, unifies and secures identity-centric customer data, and manages customer consent to meet privacy regulations. Ping’s integrated CIAM solution is designed to meet these needs by leveraging open standards to maintain the highest level of security and compliance without sacrificing usability. It can also be deployed incrementally to address the most critical needs first, whether that is providing SSO for seamless authentication across digital properties, creating a unified view of customers at the data layer, or meeting privacy directives and adhering to regulatory constraints. Leading brands using Ping Identity for CIAM include Adidas, Barclays, Comcast, E.ON, Elsevier, Fidelity, Starbucks and TIAA.

About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by identity. As the identity security company, we simplify how the world’s largest organizations prevent security breaches, increase employee and partner productivity and provide personalized customer experiences. Enterprises choose Ping for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, partnership with companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google, and collaboration with customers like Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, Walgreens and over half of the Fortune 100. The Ping Identity Platform allows enterprises and their users to securely access cloud, mobile and on-premises applications while managing identity and profile data at scale. Architects and developers have flexible options to enhance and extend their existing applications and environments with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit www.pingidentity.com.

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