Ping Identity, Accenture partner to deliver cloud, security solutions

Thursday November 9, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ping Identity, Accenture, Loren Russon, PingOne

DENVER -- Ping Identity, a leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced it is working with Ireland-based Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to enable organizations to quickly and efficiently move their business applications and infrastructure to the cloud, while also enhancing security and permission control through advanced identity and access management (IAM) services.Ping_logoUSE

Organizations often face deployment and infrastructure-related barriers limiting their ability to transition on-premise applications to the cloud. To help address this issue, Ping and Accenture said they have designed a rapidly deployable, single-tenant IAM managed services solution that provides a high degree of security and flexibility for enterprise hybrid IT environments.

The solution streamlines the cloud adoption process and provides a viable solution for companies looking to replace their legacy IAM systems, the companies said.

“Identity is the linchpin for organizations making the transition from legacy to modern infrastructure,” said Loren Russon, Ping VP of product management.

“Our offering marries Accenture’s cloud and security acumen with Ping’s IAM expertise to deliver a fully automated, single-tenant IAM solution that reduces the time and cost to deploy while increasing the flexibility and security of a deployment.”

With the combination of Ping Identity’s PingOne cloud services and Accenture’s Velocity Identity Program (VIP), organizations can deploy an automated and flexible IAM managed services solution that will effectively eliminate the thousands of manual steps that are typically involved with IAM software setup and maintenance in a high-scale, enterprise-grade, hybrid-cloud environment.

Additionally, the key capabilities of the solution will be integrated with the Accenture Cybersecurity Engine (ACE) and will enable clients to accelerate the integration of their identity data management services into their broader security architecture.

ACE is a cloud-based platform that gives an organization the power to provision, manage, assess, monitor and defend its security assets, efficiently and effectively.

“With the acceleration of cloud-based applications, it is getting harder for organizations to verify the identity of users accessing workloads from multiple locations and devices, and block access to confidential data,” said Rex Thexton, Accenture managing director of Digital Identity.

“We view Ping as a leading vendor in the identity management market and believe that together we can deliver a secure, centralized approach to managing user identities.”