Ping Identity offers security packs for password-less logins

Thursday October 25, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ping Identity, Yubico, Monica Hamilton, PingID, YubiKey

DENVER -- Ping Identity, a leader in Identity Defined Security, announced the availability of YubiKey experience packs for current and future PingID customers.Ping_logoUSE

Ping said the experience packs include two security keys from Yubico’s latest YubiKey 5 Series product line, the first multi-protocol security keys to support FIDO2 for password-less logins.

This allows PingID customers to take advantage of reliable, hardware-backed security through the product’s existing YubiKey multi-factor authentication (MFA) support.

PingID is a cloud-delivered solution that helps balance security and convenience with a variety of authentication methods and adaptive policies across the enterprise.

With adaptive MFA, enterprises can adjust authentication requirements as needed depending on contextual data, such as device posture, geolocation, IP address and the time since the last authentication.

This allows enterprises to permit low-value transactions without interruption, while prompting multi-factor authentication during high-value transactions on untrusted networks and devices.

While PingID customers have the choice to use various authentication methods based on personal preference and transaction risk, one of the primary benefits is the option to layer on strong hardware-backed protection with the YubiKey once authentication policies have been defined.

Together, PingID and the YubiKey provide a comprehensive, enterprise-wide MFA solution to safeguard sensitive data and help mitigate risk of account takeover.

PingID allows users to self-register new devices and manage or alternate authentication methods -- including YubiKeys -- in real-time, which can improve productivity and lower help desk costs.

“Ping Identity is committed to providing the most secure multi-factor authentication experience and emerging authentication standards for its customers,” said Monica Hamilton, Ping’s head of Technology Alliances and Business Development.

“By working with Yubico, we’re able to provide secure login options with a hardware device for added user convenience, especially in scenarios where a mobile phone cannot be utilized or is not preferred.”

“Yubico is excited to work with Ping Identity to strengthen the authentication choices for its customers,” said Alex Yakubov, Yubico Ecosystem’s senior director.

“The YubiKey 5 Series supports two-factor, multi-factor and password-less authentication, so as the future of authentication progresses toward password-less logins, PingID customers will be equipped with a device that can do it all.”

Ping said the PingID and YubiKey combined solution provides support for a wide range of enterprise use cases, giving organizations the freedom to seamlessly implement and manage strong MFA everywhere it’s needed -- from employees to partners to customers.