AWS SSO vs Ping Identity
Last updated: December 09, 2017
AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) is a cloud SSO service that makes it easy to centrally manage SSO access to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. It enables users to sign in to a user portal with their existing corporate credentials and access all of their assigned accounts and applications from one place.
Ping Identity offers secure single sign-on for your employees from any device and gives IT one dashboard to manage user access for all applications. Provisioning is available for popular apps such as Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Concur, WebEx, Box, Office 365 and more.
AWS SSO vs Ping Identity in our news:
2017 - Amazon enters single sign-on market
Amazon released a single sign on product for the AWS cloud. With AWS SSO you can easily manage SSO access and user permissions to all of your accounts in AWS Organizations centrally. That’s very different from what other single sign on products like Okta or OneLogin are doing. These companies provide a much more comprehensive approach to single sign on, giving you a central way to log into all of your cloud services (and in some cases on-prem too). This saves you the pain of having separate user names and passwords for every account. You log in once and you have access to all of the included cloud services.
2015 - Ping Identity adds authentication via Apple Watch
Identity management platform Ping Identity adds the ability to get your second authentication factor using an Apple Watch. The idea behind the platform is to put identity at the center of the security model and enable users — whether employees, partners or customers — to have access to applications, regardless of the device, based on who they are. You sign on to Ping, then your watch buzzes. You activate it and tap the sign on card on your Watch. It’s a clever way of using the Watch in a useful way to simplify security.
2014 - Identity management service Ping Identity lands $35M
Cloud security startup Ping Identity gets $35 million investment. Ping Identity emphasizes mobile for its identity management platform by hooking into a user’s smart phone as a means to ensure that the right person is accessing the right part of the network. The identity and access management space has been heating up this summer with Okta grabbing $75 million in June, and Sailpoint taking in an unspecified investment that’s supposedly valued at around several hundred million dollars. All of these startups operate under the premise that the cloud has made it difficult for companies to keep track of who can access their often-times complex internal networks while keeping damage-causing miscreants out of their systems.