ForgeRock vs Ping Identity
Last updated: April 21, 2020
Learn why businesses and governments trust ForgeRock identity and access management solutions for everything from CIAM to IoT. Protect, connect, and manage the digital identities of people, devices, and the internet of things (IoT). We help large organizations secure the identity of anything, build trusted, personalized relationships with their customers, and provide a seamless omnichannel experience.
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.
ForgeRock vs Ping Identity in our news:
2020 - ForgeRock nabs $93.5M for its ID management platform
ForgeRock, which has built a platform that is used to help make sure that those accessing services really are who they say are, and help organizations account for how their services are getting used, has raised $93.5 million in funding. It operates in an industry heavy with competition, with some of the others vying for pole position in the various aspects of identity management including Okta, LastPass, Duo Serurity and Ping Identity. But within that list it has amassed some impressive traction. In total it has 1,100 enterprise customers, who in turn collectively manage 2 billion identities through ForgeRock’s platform, with considerably more devices also authenticated and managed on top of that.
2017 - Identity management startup ForgeRock raised $88 million
Enterprise identity startup ForgeRock announced an $88 million Series D investment round. Unlike Okta ForgeRock allows to authenticate not only users, but also machines and sensors attempting to access your systems. CEO Mike Ellis sees his company’s approach to identity as a natural extension of what’s happening the industry. “The relationships between humans, devices, things and services is driving security,” he says. It’s something the company has been building towards from the earliest days, a platform than can scale to deal with identity from a variety of sources beyond just human users. “We believe you have to exist everywhere — at the device and gateway level like a connected car, but also on prem and in cloud,” he said.
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.