ForgeRock Simplifies Identity Management with Launch of ForgeRock Identity Cloud

November 26, 2019 Off By Hoofer

ForgeRock announced a major advancement in the cloud identity market by delivering the ForgeRock Identity Cloud. The industry’s first Identity Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – a comprehensive digital identity platform delivered as a service and ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express – a SaaS developer-focused solution for embedding modern identity capabilities into apps. ForgeRock helps people safely and simply access the connected world with the most modern identity platform for consumers, workforce and things. 

“Our approach to digital identity is aimed at delivering full-service functionality at any scale with simple, flexible, and rapid implementation options. We provide customers with a comprehensive approach that saves time, reduces risk and now enables them to fully embrace the unique needs of the cloud,” said Peter Barker, chief product officer at ForgeRock. “With ForgeRock Identity Cloud, organizations can now easily manage identities in any public cloud or on-prem and remove the complexity of using multiple vendors.”

The hybrid cloud approach to computing includes some mix of data and services in public and private clouds with some housed on-premise such as in a data center. Global organizations typically factor security, sensitivity of data and industry or government regulations for dictating where information is stored. The market has been in need of identity solutions to connect (right information or service at the right time and place), engage (frictionless, personal, easy) and protect (secure, ensures privacy and meets compliance) in simple cloud-first ways. The ForgeRock Identity Cloud delivers across all use cases (consumers, workforce and things).

“The benefits of Identity Management in the cloud are obvious, however any practical approach for large financial services enterprises require a hybrid environment with some data and services on-premise,” said Chad Cromwell, Vice President, Information Security, Corporate Security, E*TRADE. “This is why I believe the ForgeRock Identity Cloud is a compelling solution for demanding, heavy-resourced enterprises.”  

ForgeRock Approach: Hybrid Cloud – Comprehensive, Delightful and Simple

The ForgeRock Identity Cloud is the most comprehensive cloud solution on the market. It uniquely provides a full suite of modern capabilities for any identity requirements in any business environment utilizing the same APIs and SDKs as the ForgeRock Identity Platform, so customers can consume ForgeRock in any deployment model: on prem, hybrid cloud, public cloud, or as-a-service. The Identity Cloud is a modern, multi-tenant architecture with full tenant isolation; it is a ‘shared-nothing’ security model with unified REST APIs and common SDKs for portability of workloads. ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express is generally available today, and the PaaS solution is in early access for customers to work with the ForgeRock development team as the solution moves to general availability.

Available Today: ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express – Simple, Developer-focused SaaS

Express is a SaaS self-service solution that is designed for common use cases and helps organizations speed time-to-market and build rich applications with integrated and secure registration, account recovery, and modern multi-factor authentication in minutes. Express is developer friendly – it’s preconfigured and loaded with best practices for rapid, successful implementation. It also avoids vendor lock in so organizations can seamlessly transition between Express to the Identity PaaS. Express is generally available, along with the Sandbox-as-a-Service solutions for compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 standards.

ForgeRock Identity Platform as a Service (PaaS) – First of its Kind

The ForgeRock Identity Cloud PaaS is the first Identity Platform as a service on the market. Targeted for Global 5000 companies, Identity PaaS removes the heavy lifting of managing an identity platform while delivering far more capabilities than a traditional Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution. It offers several enterprise features including smart registration, progressive profiling, identity synchronization, session management and transactional authorization. Identity PaaS also features dynamic orchestration and intelligence, the broadest and most flexible integration options, and is built for scale and with open standards, synonymous with the ForgeRock brand.

The ForgeRock Identity Cloud complements ForgeRock’s earlier multi-cloud innovation for deploying the ForgeRock Identity Platform in any public or private clouds using DevOps.