KuppingerCole Names ForgeRock Most Innovative in Access Management and Federation Leadership Compass

ForgeRock places as a Leader in Product, Innovation, Market and Overall categories

SAN FRANCISCO - February 19, 2019 - ForgeRock®, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, announced today it achieved an Overall Leadership position in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Access Management and Federation. This follows ForgeRock’s impressive showing in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass for Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) platforms. As the only IAM provider to support multi-cloud deployments of millions of identities by leveraging Kubernetes, ForgeRock demonstrates visionary leadership in the Identity and Access Management market.

The Leadership Compass for Access Management and Federation is available on the ForgeRock site, and can be accessed here.

Richard Hill and Martin Kuppinger, analysts of the comprehensive study, commented, “ForgeRock provides a well-balanced solution for Web Access Management & Identity Federation and continues to be venture-financed, allowing them to invest in product development heavily. This investment shows by their rapidly improving capabilities, moving them up in the Innovation Leadership category. Overall, ForgeRock is amongst the leading-edge vendors in the IAM space and should be considered in product evaluations.”

In addition to being placed in the Overall Leaders category, ForgeRock secured the highest position in innovation and one of the top two positions in Product Leadership.

ForgeRock Delivers Market-Leading Business Agility
KuppingerCole describes the Access Management and Federation market as moving from addressing tactical IT challenges to now becoming a key technology for the Connected and Intelligent Enterprise. In this new environment, IT has to provide the following four fundamental capabilities:

  1. Incoming and outgoing access for both customers, suppliers and other business partners

  2. Authentication and access to a growing number of cloud services and mobile devices while continuing to support existing on-premise applications

  3. Protection from a growing number of security threats that emanate from new attack vectors

  4. The agility to rapidly shift to an open and integrated enterprise that extends beyond the perimeter of the organization itself

Peter Barker, ForgeRock’s chief product officer, said, “We are pleased with the recognition this report brings to ForgeRock, as it validates the value we deliver to our customers as well as our strategy of being the most cloud-friendly, powerful and innovative identity management platform in the market. This report, along with KuppingerCole’s recent Leadership Compass for Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) report, highlights ForgeRock’s strengths as many global organizations rely on the ForgeRock Identity Platform to deliver award-winning customer and employee experiences.” 

U.S. Identity Live Conference Set for Music City/Nashville, April 30 and May 1
ForgeRock is pleased to announce the dates for its wildly successful Identity Live Summits in the US. The first summit will be April 30 & May 1 in Nashville, TN. The two-day event enables customers, prospects and partners to interact with the most influential, innovative identity professionals and IT executives - all focused on accelerating their digital transformation journey. To register or learn more information, visit the Identity Live website.

About ForgeRock
ForgeRock® is the Digital Identity Management company transforming the way organizations build trust and 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, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments such as Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, among many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, ForgeRock has offices in Austin, London, Bristol, Grenoble, Munich, Paris, Oslo, Singapore, Sydney and Vancouver, Washington. ForgeRock is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Meritech Capital and KKR. For more information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on social media:

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Dave De Jear
ForgeRock Communications
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