Open Source Innovator ForgeRock Announces Executive Team; Announces Two New Customers

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• Former Sun Chief Open Source Officer Joins ForgeRock as Chief Strategy Officer • Betfair Online Sports Betting Company and NBS AS Norwegian Railways Select ForgeRock's OpenAM Identity Management Solution

ForgeRock I3 Open Platform

ForgeRock is a new company, but with a very strong team consisting of well-known professionals from the IaM field. We expect ForgeRock to be responsive, professional and effective in helping NSB to achieve our goals.

ForgeRock, the official stewards of the ForgeRock I³ Open Platform project, today provided details of some their new OpenAM Identity Management customers. In addition, the company has completed selection of its leadership team, following a company summit meeting in Stavanger, Norway. For more information about the ForgeRock I³ Open Platform or to download products, visit:

ForgeRock I³ Open Platform is an open, high-performance and unified platform addressing Interaction, Identity and Integration issues facing enterprises today. The I³ Open Platform is built from proven and award-winning open source projects including OpenAM (based on OpenSSO), OpenESB, OpenIdM and OpenPortal (based on Liferay Portal).

Industry veteran and former chief open source officer at Sun Microsystems, Simon Phipps will be joining the ForgeRock board and executive team as chief strategy officer. Phipps brings his experience of open source communities, governance and open standards to the company. He joins chief executive officer, Lasse Andresen and director of sales, Hermann Svoren. Phipps is a director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and board advisor of Open Source for America. For more information on ForgeRock's team, visit:

Phipps also announced he will be documenting his experiences at ForgeRock and in the open source community in a new column with IDG's ComputerWorldUK to read the column including his views on today's news, visit:

Just three months after its official launch, ForgeRock has provided both support subscriptions and training for open source software from its portfolio to a broad range of customers including: Betfair, the world's largest online gambling service provider and NBS AS, Norwegian state railway company. For more details about support and training, visit:

NSB AS, Norwegian State Railways,, is one of Norway’s foremost transport companies, with roots going back as far as the launch of Norway’s first railway service in 1854. The Group’s main activities are passenger transport by train and bus and rail freight operations. The NSB Group consists of a number of wholly owned and partly owned subsidiaries. "We planned to go live with IaM based on OpenSSO this spring. ForgeRock is offering support that will enable us to achieve this using OpenAM without major disruptions of the project,” said Jan Christiansen, director, NSB. "ForgeRock is a new company, but with a very strong team consisting of well-known professionals from the IaM field. We expect ForgeRock to be responsive, professional and effective in helping NSB to achieve our goals."

About ForgeRock I³ Open Platform
The ForgeRock I³ Open Platform provides a secure and integrated application platform comprising premier quality Portal, Identity, Access and Federation management solutions alongside an Enterprise Service Bus that glues all your enterprise business services together. It achieves all this without compromising either the user experience, security or the flexibility to add services or new aggregated content, while protecting of your software freedoms from lock-in.

About ForgeRock
ForgeRock AS, based in Norway with subsidiaries in the US and the UK, is committed to continuity of innovation and service for the existing and new open source interaction, identity, and integration software found within the I³ platform. ForgeRock will provide customers with enterprise-class subscriptions for the platform as well as training and access to an extensive partner community. For more information, visit

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