Thursday September 15, 2016 0 comments
DENVER -- Ping Identity®, a leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver integrations that extend the value of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft’s leading Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) solution.
Through this relationship, Ping Identity said its solutions will serve as a bridge to expand secure remote access and single sign-on from any device to more on-premises web applications for Microsoft Azure Active Directory customers.
Ping said 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have embraced Azure AD as the identity platform for managing users and providing secure access to thousands of cloud SaaS and on-premises applications.
Azure AD handles over 1 billion authentications daily to more than 9 million directories. However, connecting the full set of legacy and custom on-premises apps to these environments can be challenging.
Microsoft’s integration with Ping allows enterprises to expand SSO access 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, Ping said.
Ping and Microsoft will deliver an integrated solution of PingAccess and Azure Active Directory Application Proxy in early 2017 to enable secure access to a broad spectrum of on-premises web applications.
Azure AD Premium customers can use the integration to connect up to 20 apps at no additional cost. For more than 20 applications, full PingAccess licenses may be purchased.
Microsoft will also list PingFederate as an additional authentication option in Azure Active Directory Connect, along with Password Sync and Active Directory Federation Services, for customers who choose Ping Identity for federation to Azure AD.
“This collaboration brings together two leaders in Identity to expedite enterprises’ digital transformation, and the way they connect users to mobile, web, on-prem and IoT apps,” said Andre Durand, Ping CEO and founder.
“Ping uniquely provides Microsoft Azure AD customers with the ability to configure web single sign-on directly within their control panel.”
“Microsoft and Ping Identity will provide Microsoft Azure AD customers with a secure and seamless experience to access an expanded set of on-premises apps that they need to do their jobs,” said Alex Simons, Microsoft’s director of program management.
“We’re already seeing rapid adoption among joint customers who are looking to create a safe and consistent single sign-on experience across their business applications.”
“Microsoft Azure AD is clearly the choice for the enterprise so this partnership with Ping Identity is a big move forward for global enterprises of all sizes,” said Garrett Bekker, senior security analyst, 451 Research, an information technology research and advisory company.
“This collaboration squarely addresses secure access across all channels, which is a key value driver for winning businesses.”