ForgeRock Named “Cool Vendor” In Report From Leading Analyst Firm

May 25, 2011 – ForgeRock, the open source identity-oriented middleware company, has been named a “Cool Vendor” in a new report from Gartner Inc. The April 21, 2011 report by Ray Wagner, John Girard, Gregg Kreizman, Ant Allan, Earl Perkins and Perry Carpenter is entitled “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2011” and recommends that chief information security officers and other security professionals should familiarize themselves with the vendors and with the potential business benefits they offer. Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing, according to Gartner.

ForgeRock offers subscriptions enabling deployment of the open source and standards-compliant software from the I3 Open Platform with excellent and timely support, ongoing innovation and the flexibility and freedoms that only open source can deliver. I3 – a vision for a comprehensive identity, integration and interaction platform – currently embraces highly scalable enterprise identity oriented middleware in independently usable yet “integrate-able” components:

  • OpenAM provides authentication, authorization, federation and single sign-on services;
  • OpenDJ provides a robust, capable LDAP server which is nonetheless embeddable and platform independent;
  • OpenIDM provides a rapidly evolving identity provisioning solution;
  • the OpenPortal programme delivers software and know-how for using these systems with a range of content management systems and portals.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

About ForgeRock

A global company with bases in the USA and Europe, ForgeRock was founded with the vision to create a full open source platform for the creation of interactive web and cloud solutions using identity throughout and with integration of enterprise applications – the I3 Open Platform. Today ForgeRock is delivering mission-critical subscriptions for identity-oriented middleware in the I3 platform globally to brand-name companies. For more information, visit

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ForgeRock Appoints David Burden As Chief Information Officer

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ForgeRock's 2021 Consumer Identity Breach Report Reveals Unprecedented 450% Surge in Breaches Containing Usernames and Passwords

San Francisco — June 7, 2021 — ForgeRock®, a global digital identity leader, today announced findings from its 2021 Identity Breach Report, revealing an unprecedented 450% surge in breaches containing usernames and passwords globally. The report also found unauthorized access was the leading cause of breaches for the third consecutive year, increasing year-over-year for the past two years, accounting for 43% of all breaches in 2020.

ForgeRock Appoints Salesforce Executive Chris Lyon SVP and Global Head of Engineering

San Francisco — May 24, 2021 — ForgeRock®, a global digital identity leader, today announced the appointment of Chris Lyon as senior vice president and global head of engineering. In his new role, Lyon will lead global engineering and report to ForgeRock's chief product officer (CPO) Peter Barker.