Conformity and Ping Identity Announce Cloud Identity Partnership

Joint Solutions Provide Comprehensive Single Sign-On, Authentication, Provisioning and Identity Federation Capabilities for SaaS and Cloud Applications

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Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

Conformity Inc., provider of the first enterprise-class management and governance solution for SaaS and cloud applications, today announced a strategic alliance with Ping Identity, the leader in Internet Identity Security, which will give joint customers comprehensive visibility and control of user access and usage of SaaS and cloud-based applications.

Ping Identity’s on premise software (PingFederate®) and on-demand service (PingConnect™) support Internet Single Sign-On (SSO) and Identity-enabled Web Services. Ping Identity acts as a single control point for enterprise users accessing hundreds of leading cloud services, including Salesforce, Google Enterprise, SuccessFactors and many others. Conformity provides centralized visibility and control over user authorizations and entitlements to SaaS and cloud-based applications, and streamlines and automates the user provisioning and change management lifecycle. Together, these solutions provide enterprise customers the ability to manage and control user access and authorizations to cloud applications and resources across the employee lifecycle.

“The joint capabilities of the Conformity and Ping Identity solutions provide a compelling answer for enterprise-class organizations seeking to comprehensively manage user identities and access across their cloud applications,” said Tom Fisher, Vice President of Cloud Computing at SuccessFactors. “Access and identity management issues are becoming more prevalent and painful as enterprises transition to SaaS and cloud-based applications. Ping and Conformity together help to take these issues off the table.”

“Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the need to control access and usage of cloud-based resources through a joint SSO and user provisioning capability,” said Scott Bils, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Conformity. ”Integration of SaaS and cloud services into existing IT governance and compliance management processes is a rapidly emerging issue in the enterprise that needs to be addressed. Conformity and Ping Identity together will provide needed capabilities to joint customers, enabling them to reduce the risk and cost of their cloud deployments.”

With Ping Identity and Conformity working in combination, users will be able to access cloud applications securely and easily, and enterprises will retain visibility and control over user access and authorizations. Joint enterprise customers will be able to reduce the operational costs of establishing and maintaining the SSO service with automated provisioning and tracking of user permissions and attributes. In addition, customers of the solution will mitigate data security and compliance risks associated with managing their multi-SaaS environments. Joint customers will enjoy the following integrated capabilities:

  •     Comprehensive SSO and authentication support.
  •     Fine grain access control for major SaaS and cloud based applications.
  •     Integrated access and authorization management across the employee lifecycle.
  •     Alignment of SaaS authentication and permissions with Microsoft Active Directory.
  •     Comprehensive access, utilization and compliance reporting, including segregation-of-duties reporting capabilities.

“Forward thinking enterprises are looking for a way to comprehensively manage user access, authentication and authorizations across their SaaS and cloud applications “, said Mike Desai, Director of Business Development and Strategic Cloud Alliances at Ping Identity. “Ping Identity and Conformity together provide a complete solution for managing user access and identities in the Cloud.”

About Conformity
Conformity is the provider of the first enterprise-class management and governance platform for cloud applications. Conformity enables organizations to centrally manage on-demand applications, users and data, reducing security and compliance risks and operational costs associated with SaaS and cloud applications. Conformity was named a “Top 10 IT Management Start-Up to Watch” by Network World. For more information about Conformity, please visit http://www.conformity-inc.com or call 512-682-8200.

About Ping Identity Corporation
Ping Identity is the market leader in Internet Identity Security, delivering on-premise software and on-demand services for Internet Single Sign-On (SSO), Identity-Enabled Web Services and Internet User Account Management. More than 400 enterprises, government agencies, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors and online service providers worldwide rely on Ping Identity to streamline application access, reduce administrative costs, generate additional revenue and improve security. Visit http://www.pingidentity.com for additional information.

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