- 18 December 2019 09:56
Ping Identity Builds and Matures Zero Trust Security Infrastructures
Sydney — 18 December 2019 —Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), a pioneer in Intelligent Identity solutions, today announced its continued support for enterprises in developing a Zero Trust security infrastructure with new capabilities, practical guidance, and technology integrations. As organisations move away from a static perimeter-based security approach, they’re embracing strategies that require authentication and authorisation of every user, device, and network, as well as dynamic policies that factor in numerous risk signals, and intelligent data sources.
Advanced Zero Trust Features
To support organisations in their Zero Trust efforts, the Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform offers
• Enhanced Passwordless Authentication Capabilities: Enabled by support for the FIDO2 passwordless authentication flow, and an “Identifier First” adapter, users are prompted for an identifier—such as a username—which triggers user verification via push notification, facial or fingerprint check, or another non-password authentication method.
• Expanded Identity Intelligence: User-behaviour based attack detection on APIs to block access if necessary, the ability to evaluate whether two authentication requests from different locations are possible in the time elapsed between them (impossible travel velocity), and IP address reputation assessment before granting access.
• Broadened Enterprise Coverage: Fine-grained control over who has access to user-related data to address data privacy challenges.
New Technology Integrations
• IDDataWeb and Ping Identity partner to verify that users are who they say they are during device registration as part of step-up authentication and account recovery. “Continuous identity verification is an essential security component,” states Matt Cochran, VP of Product and Operations, ID DataWeb. “Our customers need to instantly verify three aspects of their users—who they are, their physical context and their relationships. The result is that they can drive decisions for account opening, authentication or sensitive transactions.
• MobileIron and Ping Identity together offer greater context for device posture assessment and corresponding policy creation to allow or deny user access. “With modern work increasingly taking place on mobile devices, organisations need a solution that establishes complete control over business data and supports worker productivity,” said Brian Foster, SVP of Product Management, MobileIron. “Ping Identity provides an authentication authority, which when combined with our unified endpoint management software allows for heightened security based on a range of device attributes. The result is a more secure mobile work experience and increased productivity.”
• Zscaler’s Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) service, Zscaler Private Access™, and Ping Identity, partner to ensure that only authorised users can view and connect to authenticated private apps and data. New integrations take this one step further, allowing IT teams to benefit from automatic termination of a user session in the event of potential security risk. “To protect the business, security must be invisible to users and omnipresent. Traditional security methods that treat users as an IP address and rely on firewall appliances hosted in a datacentre are antiquated in today’s mobile cloud-driven workplace,” says Punit Minocha, SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Zscaler. “We are happy to be working with Ping Identity to help protect enterprise data and enable cloud transformation by bringing together two Zero Trust ecosystem leaders built with user experience and scalability in mind.”
Interested in gaining practical guidance on Zero Trust? Watch the webinar recording “Implementing The Identity and Device Security Principles of Zero Trust” (https://www.pingidentity.com/en/resources/client-library/webinars/2019/implementing-identity-device-security-principles-zero-trust.html ) or visit: http://www.pingidentity.com
About Ping Identity
Ping Identity is pioneering Intelligent Identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalised, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, employees, partners and, increasingly, IoT, with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and partnership with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit: http://www.pingidentity.com