Identity Management

Ping Identity Extends Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Delivering Secure Access to All On-Premises Enterprise Applications

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Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that the integration of PingAccess with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is now generally available. Together, Azure Active Directory and PingAccess provide an IDaaS solution that gives mobile workers secure access to on-premises applications from any device, without the need for VPNs or modifications to the network infrastructure.

Many enterprises, including 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies, have embraced Azure Active Directory as the identity platform for managing users and providing secure access to thousands of SaaS and on-premises applications. Azure Active Directory handles over one billion authentications daily. This integration with Ping allows enterprises to expand single sign on (SSO) to even more of their on-premises web applications. The result is seamless and secure single sign-on for all applications and all users on all devices and clouds, without the need for a VPN.

ForgeRock Drives Persistent Identity Across All Clouds with More Robust Cloud Foundry Offering

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ForgeRock, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, announced general availability of the ForgeRock Service Broker 2.0 for Cloud Foundry and the launch of its Identity Microservices Early Access Program. The new service broker and identity microservices will be demonstrated at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley on June 13, 2017. The combined offering makes it easier than ever for enterprises to protect microservices across any cloud using a distributed, identity microservices architecture for local processing.

The ForgeRock Service Broker now supports Cloud Foundry's Route Services feature, which makes it easy to intercept application requests and redirect them to the ForgeRock Identity Platform for authentication and authorization checks. This enables enterprise customers using ForgeRock to easily protect Cloud Foundry applications and extend their reach by building digital identity relationships across all clouds. Additionally, the offering promotes DevOps by removing barriers for developers and enabling them to focus their resources on deploying new features and capabilities more quickly than before.

ImageWare's GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Achieves Microsoft Windows Certification

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ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has achieved certification for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite is also fully compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2016, and works seamlessly with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. 

This certification designates software products that meet Microsoft's standards for compatibility and recommended practices with their Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite is also fully supported in Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 environments.

Cloud Identity Access Management (IAM) Market is Expected to Reach $2.8 Billion, Globally, By 2020

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The leading players have adopted competitive strategies such as acquisition, product launch and agreement in order to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in 2015, Sailpoint Technologies, Inc. acquired Whitebox Security, which would help the company to manage unstructured data. In 2014, IBM acquired two IAM firms, Lighthouse Security Group and CrossIdeas to expand and enhance its identity and access management (IAM) offerings.

Cloud Identity Access Management (IAM) Market report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $2.8 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 26.2% during the forecast period 2015 - 2020. Multi factor authentication service is expected to witness fastest growth, at a CAGR of 30.5% from 2015 to 2020. North America was the highest revenue generating region in 2014 for cloud IAM, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific.

IBM announces new cloud-based identity protection

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Many of the things we do online require an ID and password, but typically whilst this makes things easier for the site it doesn't always do a lot to protect the user, who may be revealing more information than they need. For example you may have to reveal your full date of birth and address to a video streaming service in order to verify your age and region, running a risk that the information may fall into the wrong hands.

Now researchers at IBM have announced plans for a new cloud-based technology to help consumers guard their personal data. The technology, called Identity Mixer, uses a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt the identity attributes of a user, such as their age, nationality, address and credit card number in a way that allows the user to reveal only selected pieces to third parties...

Identacor Introduces No-Cost Active Directory Integration with Cloud-Based Identity and Access Management Service

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Identacor – a unique cloud based access and management solution provider – announced availability of real-time Active Directory (AD) integration capabilities for its enterprise users to ensure swift and secure access control across disparate cloud-based enterprise apps and software. The robust integration features 360-degree access management for all connected software, including software as a service (SaaS), desktop and mobile phone applications, in an instant with just a few simple configuration steps!

“Our strategy is to help enterprises do more with compelling apps and showcase the best of cloud computing and business instinct in a secure environment.” said Sandy Dalal, CEO at Identacor. “Today, we are excited to announce the integration between Active Directory and our cloud-based identity and access management service that will let enterprise users to access all apps, be it on-premises or over the cloud, with just a centralized network username and password.”...
 

Identity-based security and the cloud

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: David Linthicum.

The rise of cloud computing has led to the reassessment of how both cloud and non-cloud systems approach security. Considering the complex and distributed nature of cloud-based platforms, security approaches that leverage identity are the best fit. This will require a fundamental shift in thinking — and in technology.

There are many players in the field of identity and access management (IAM) ranging from the old guard of Oracle, CA, and IBM to newer players that are built specifically for the cloud. However, the movement to identity-based solutions is not as easy as the technology providers describe. While it’s fairly straightforward to build new approaches to security in new applications that reside on the cloud, the harder aspect of IAM is to extend this security model to the traditional enterprise, so the entire environment is secure. Security should be consistent and systemic, which is lacking in most traditional enterprise systems. This security problem needs to be solved before moving to the cloud...

Helix Nebula cloud security hinges on federated identity management

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Rob Wright.

When you're building a multi-national cloud computing platform that involves some of the leading scientific research organizations in Europe, more than a dozen commercial partners and numerous data centers across the global, federated identity management becomes a crucial pillar.

That's one of the key lessons learned from the Helix Nebula project, also known as the "Science Cloud." The ambitious cloud computing project was first announced in March 2012 by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European Space Agency, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory...

Cloud Computing: IBM Acquires Identity and Access Management Platform

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IBM (IBM) has acquired Lincoln, Rhode Island-based identity and access management (IAM) platform provider Lighthouse Security Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  Lighthouse Security Group is a subsidiary of IBM partner Lighthouse Computer Services, and its Gateway platform "protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment where more company information is being stored in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices."

Latha Maripuri, director of IBM Security Services, told Talkin' Cloud she believes the acquisition will help her company develop and launch new identity management solutions and ensure its customers can better manage their IT security deployments.  "This acquisition provides a cloud platform for us to build our future identity management offerings," she said...

Fortinet Invests in Cloud Identity Management

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Fortinet today announced it has invested in Centrify, a manufacturer of unified identity management technology across data center, cloud and mobile environments. The companies have also initiated an alliance whereby Fortinet and Centrify can leverage synergies between their technologies.

Other strategic investors include Samsung Ventures and NTT Docomo Capital, and other Centrify strategic alliance partners include the KNOX Business Group of Samsung Electronics, whereby Centrify identity management software is to be integrated into Samsung mobile devices...