ForgeRock Crosses into Overall Leader Category in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report for Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) Platforms

Citing GDPR, IoT innovation, and flexible architecture, report states "the ForgeRock Identity Platform should be on the short list for organizations considering deploying CIAM solutions."

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(June 8, 2017) - ForgeRock®, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, today announced that it has been named for the first time to the top leader section in the Overall Leadership category of the 2017 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass CIAM Platforms Report. KuppingerCole is the leading European analyst firm, and is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice on Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) technologies, and the vendors in the space. The Leadership Compass Report, written by Lead Analyst John Tolbert to provide market guidance for purchasers of digital identity platforms, provides an in-depth analysis of the main players in the market segment, classifying each as a Follower, Challenger or Leader.

KuppingerCole is an international analyst organization specializing in information security, identity & access management (IAM),

ForgeRock was one of only four firms included in the Overall Leader section, and was also named leader in the Product and Innovation categories, and a Technology Leader in the Product and Innovation Matrix. The report notes that ForgeRock's enterprise grade technology and support is suitable for both B2E and B2C markets, and provides the tools that organizations can use to build robust CIAM deployments either on their own premises, or in a variety of cloud environments. The ForgeRock Identity Platform™ received "positive" ratings for integration and interoperability, and a "strong positive" for security, functionality, and usability. For organizations seeking to bring their data architectures into compliance with the EU General Data Privacy Regulation, the report points out that the ForgeRock platform enables these organizations to "build GDPR-compliant CIAM solutions." Additionally, the following were pointed to as notable ForgeRock strengths:

  • Large scale CIAM deployments
  • Wide array of authentication methods
  • Risk adaptive authentication chaining
  • IoT integration via OAuth2 Device Flow, microservices, and mobile push authorization
  • UMA (User-Managed Access) support for consent management

"As the CIAM market segment matures, the emerging leaders in the space will be the technology providers that excel at securing and managing the complex relationships between things, devices and customers," said John Tolbert, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole. "With its many innovative features and flexible architecture, ForgeRock Identity Platform should be on the short list for organizations considering deploying CIAM solutions."

ForgeRock CEO Mike Ellis said "Recognition as a leader in the Overall Leadership section of a KuppingerCole Compass Report is the ultimate validation in the identity industry. All of us at ForgeRock will continue to innovate to bring the most effective CIAM offerings to the marketplace."

The 2017 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass CIAM Platforms Report is available for download on

About ForgeRock
ForgeRock® is the Digital Identity Management company transforming the way organizations interact securely with customers, employees, devices, and things. Organizations adopt the ForgeRock Identity Platform™ as their digital identity system of record to monetize customer relationships, address stringent regulations for privacy and consent (GDPR, HIPAA, FCC privacy, etc.), and leverage the internet of things. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, Toyota, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada, and Belgium, securing billions of identities worldwide. ForgeRock has offices across Europe, the USA, and Asia. Get free downloads at