Partnerships Give Customers Rolling Out Secure Cloud-Based and Mobile-Based IRM Services More Flexibility and Accelerated Time to Market
SAN FRANCISCO and PHOENIX – June 4, 2014 – ForgeRock Inc., the leading open platform provider of identity relationship management (IRM) solutions, announced today that it has launched the ForgeRockTM One Technology Partnership Program with nine new members. The company made the announcement at the First Annual America’s Identity Relationship Management Summit being held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining the program are authentication providers CertiVox, Duo Security, Encap Security, inWebo, Nok Nok Labs and Toopher; cloud development platform solutions Canonical and Exadel; and behavioral analytics provider Guardian Analytics. Through these partnerships, ForgeRock has started working more closely with innovation leaders focused on delivering tightly integrated IRM solutions for helping organizations build stronger customer relationships by driving more dynamic engagement across any application, device or thing. These partnerships not only provide enterprises with more flexibility and accelerated time to market, but also unparalleled tools for securely extending customer reach, while simultaneously protecting brands from malicious online activity.
ForgeRock has created a disruption in the industry as more organizations are looking for ways to roll out more dynamic services to customers, prospects, partners and suppliers, with the end goal of deepening engagements and growing revenue streams. The ForgeRock One Technology Partnership Program will enable customers of the fastest-growing identity platform vendor to deploy IRM solutions across vertical industries, including education, finance, government, healthcare, insurance and other industries. The partnership will also enable customers to extend their business reach— through the cloud, the Internet of Things, mobile devices, customer portals, social platforms and the web.
“Our agile, flexible, lightweight and scalable IRM solution facilitates increased access to external audiences. IRM provides advantages over legacy IAM solutions, shifting the focus from simply threat prevention to extending business reach and driving new consumer-facing platforms; IRM also directly impacts revenue growth,” said Rich Link, vice president of business and corporate development, ForgeRock. “The launch of this new program underscores the commitment by our technology partners, who share a common vision of providing a simple and secure solution to manage customer interactions across any device or environment.”
The ForgeRock One Technology Partnership Program
With more people, devices and things being assigned identities across networks, organizations of all sizes will require IRM services that are simple, flexible, scalable and interoperable with other solutions to help them rapidly verify identities and access privileges as well as enable them to reduce operational and security risks. To help our customers meet these challenges head on, ForgeRock has launched its first technology partner program. The partnerships we have developed with selected identity technology providers as well as leading IT infrastructure and application providers allows us to offer tightly integrated joint solutions to our customers to help them optimize their identity investments, deploy new capabilities via integrated solutions, and accelerate time to market. The benefits of the program for our technology partners include the opportunity to work with key technical resources on solution integration and testing, collaboration on joint marketing and GTM initiatives and the ability to promote product interoperability with ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack.
Canonical’s Juju enables devops to configure, manage, deploy and scale cloud environments efficiently with best-practice Charms and charm bundles on any public, private or hybrid cloud all from a powerful GUI or the command-line.
“Identity is a foundational element required for rolling out mobile and cloud applications. Our partnership with ForgeRock extends the Juju platform to include next generation identity relationship management charms, making it simple for developers to instantly identity enable any mobile or cloud application,” Maarten Ectors, director, cloud strategy at Canonical.
CertiVox’s M-Pin™ Strong Authentication Platform enables ForgeRock’s customers to make strong 2-factor authentication the centerpiece of their mobile and IOE strategy. M-Pin’s fully supported integration with ForgeRock strongly authenticates customers’ employees, audiences and devices anywhere, to any application or web site simply from any M-Pin enabled mobile app.
“CertiVox and ForgeRock have partnered to enable IRM deployments with an elegant and coherent strong authentication technology that embraces mobile devices to establish trust in online identities, devices and transactions with maximum privacy. Our M-Pin platform removes the vulnerability associated with user name and passwords entirely and, yet makes the end user experience much simpler. Working closely with ForgeRock, customers benefit from the usability, security and scalability required for innovative mobile strategies for employees, audiences and devices to enable high compliance and new revenue opportunities,” Brian Spector, CEO, CertiVox.
Duo Security provides cloud-based two-factor authentication to protect more than 4,000 organizations from security breaches.
“Identity management and strong authentication have always been complementary. The need for both technologies has only increased as businesses adopt more applications. Whether these apps are hosted on-premises or in the cloud, Duo Security provides ForgeRock customers with the assurance they need to protect users from account takeover and data theft,” Brian Kelly, principal product marketing manager, Duo Security.
“Teaming up with ForgeRock further supports our vision to speed mobile innovation in the enterprise and enrich the user experience. The combination of our cloud-based mobile application development platform paired with ForgeRock’s end-to-end identity relationship management platform, provides developers with an accelerated method for integrating next generation identity services into mobile, social, enterprise and cloud applications,” Lev Shur, vice president, technology consulting, Exadel.
Guardian Analytics is a leading provider of user-based behavioral analytics, protecting millions of accounts, billions of online sessions and trillions in financial assets. Hundreds of businesses rely on Guardian Analytics’ solutions to prevent unauthorized access and activity in customer and corporate systems by detecting when legitimate credentials are used for malicious purposes.
“The marriage of Guardian Analytics and ForgeRock is a unique combination to help organizations deliver business critical services while also mitigating risk from criminal and unauthorized activity. The combined solution eases the concerns of our customers in the face of continually evolving attacks that attempt to overtake accounts to steal financial, personal or corporate information. Our ability to detect malicious activity and ForgeRock’s ability to rollout dynamic identity relationship management capabilities helps ensure customers are secure and have a great online and mobile experience,” Craig Priess, founder and vice president, products, Guardian Analytics.
inWebo is a SaaS provider of identity protection solutions that uniquely provides a frictionless multi-factor authentication directly from the browser on any device, with no specific action required from the users for the added security.
“Identity protection and Identity relationship management go hand-in-hand. That’s why we’re elated to be working with ForgeRock. This is a win-win situation for our customers as we enable them to build secure access for their customers and partners to the web, mobile, cloud and IT systems,” Didier Perrot, CEO, inWebo Development.
Encap Security is the world’s only dedicated software-based, banking-grade authentication provider.
“We’re thrilled to join ForgeRock’s Partner Ecosystem as a charter member. Our patented multi-factor authentication technology is a unique in that it can secure PCs, mobile devices and tablets with banking-grade security whilst delivering a seamless and intuitive experience to users. We share ForgeRock’s vision and are united in enabling great customer and partner engagement as well as service adoption through pioneering technology,” Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO, Encap Security.
Nok Nok Labs is an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance.
“We’re delighted to be working together with ForgeRock to safeguard online identities and deliver richer services to customers and partners with IRM. This will allow ForgeRock customers to take advantage of existing FIDO ReadyTM authentication solutions in the marketplace. As a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, we also welcome their decision to join the alliance and look forward to their contributions,” Rajiv Dholakia, vice president, products, Nok Nok Labs Inc.
Toopher provides invisible, location-based multifactor authentication solutions designed around user behavior and powered by location awareness on mobile devices.
“ForgeRock’s innovation in IRM made this a very attractive relationship for us. Working with ForgeRock enables us to jointly deliver a solution for businesses that maximizes security and removes barriers for mobile and web based payments and other sensitive interactions to improve the user experience,” Josh Alexander, CEO and co-founder, Toopher.
ForgeRockTM creates identity relationship management solutions for the modern Web including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and enterprise and mobile environments. ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open-source platform. The ForgeRock Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. For more information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at www.twitter.com/forgerock.