Ping Intelligent Identity Platform Enhanced with Improved Customer Experience and IT Automation

PingFederate, PingAccess and PingDirectory Updates Reduce
Implementation and Deployment Times for Multi-cloud and Hybrid IT

, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced
updates to its software products, including PingFederate, PingAccess and
PingDirectory. The new versions improve the user and administrative
experience, while also meeting modern enterprise needs to operate
quickly and purposefully.

In today’s digital world, enterprise IT and security professionals are
increasingly seeking identity and access management (IAM) services to
provide secure and positive customer experiences. However, they often
don’t have the budget allocation necessary to make major investments in
IAM. Ping Identity’s new cloud software features help enable enterprises
to meet multiple business needs, taking ease of use and cost efficiency
into consideration. This is in addition to providing enterprises with
the ability to reduce administrative burdens and deliver more
frictionless user experiences.

“We continue to invest in product capabilities that make it easier to
manage user identities in a hybrid, multi-cloud world,” said Loren
Russon, vice president, product management at Ping Identity. “As the
market for identity security evolves and enterprises continue to demand
cutting-edge products, Ping Identity is committed to making
industry-leading enhancements without sacrificing the user experience.”

What’s New in PingFederate

The updated authentication policies in PingFederate
make it easier for administrators to manage policies for improved
end-user experiences through passwordless authentication. New standards
help enable the secure authorization of devices that don’t have
keyboards and browsers. Additional features reduce administrative burden
with enhancements to host multiple branded domains. Key highlights

  • OAuth 2.0 Device Flow for Easier IoT Device Authorization: End
    users can now easily authorize input-constrained devices, such as
    smart televisions, cars and kitchen appliances, to access resources on
    their behalf. Previously, when users needed to authorize devices that
    didn’t have web browsers or keyboards, it was difficult to enable them
    using non-standard methods.
  • Easier management of multiple branded domains: Admins can more
    seamlessly manage multiple domain names in a single PingFederate
    solution with the added support of TLS Server Name Indication (SNI),
    making it easier to support many user populations targeting different
    brands of companies.

What’s New in PingAccess

shortens enterprises’ implementation timelines and lowers deployment
efforts. It also provides a more streamlined user experience and
architecture options that are key to their Web Access Management (WAM)
Modernization projects. Key highlights include:

  • Managing hybrid IT landscapes with PingOne for Customers: PingAccess
    now enables enterprises to use OpenID Connect, an industry-wide
    authentication standard, to bridge from the cloud-based PingOne for
    Customers to legacy applications in their private cloud or data center.
    Native support for PingOne for Customers allows enterprise
    administrators to more easily manage hybrid environments of SaaS,
    legacy applications and APIs.
  • Improved PingFederate integration: A tighter integration
    between PingAccess and PingFederate improves the performance and
    exchange of data. With new features such as local OAuth token
    validation, PingAccess can now reduce backchannel communication
    between IT and the token provider.

What’s New in PingDirectory

feature enhancements help manage identity data—moving at
enterprise-level speed and reducing administrative burden. Key
highlights include:

  • New REST API: A new REST API for identity data lets
    enterprise application developers use the latest programming languages
    and popular open source libraries. This allows them to quickly add
    more applications with more app features to match the increasing
    demands and pace of today’s enterprises.
  • New search engine intelligence: New search engine capabilities
    apply statistics and metadata to improve performance, and reduces the
    admin’s need to manipulate code and configuration.
  • Integrations with Tivoli Directory Server and Microsoft Identity
    : These directory integrations give enterprises the
    ability to migrate and manage identity data from multiple data stores,
    allowing them to create a unified profile.

“Ping has been a true partner in our success. Its integrated solution
fulfills the executive mandate to improve our member experience, while
also adhering to security requirements,” said Tim Skinner, Manager of
Cyber Security, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Available now, the latest releases of PingFederate, PingAccess, and
PingDirectory help enterprises move more quickly and provide a seamless
user experience for their customers. To learn more about these product
updates, visit

About Ping Identity

Ping Identity envisions a digital world powered by intelligent identity.
We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and
more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent
Identity Platform provides customers, employees and partners with access
to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also
managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune
100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and
partnership with companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Google. We
provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate
digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single
sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data
governance capabilities. Visit

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