ForgeRock Wins Cyber Defense Magazine Award 2016

ForgeRock Identity Platform Recognized as Best Identity Access Management Solution


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— March 1, 2016 – ForgeRock®, the leading open platform provider of identity management solutions, today announced that its ForgeRock Identity Platform™ has been recognized in the 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine Awards as “Best Product” in the Identity Access Management Solution Category. The platform will also be demonstrated this week at the RSA Conference thru March 4 at Booth #N3115.

The Cyber Defense Magazine Awards recognizes companies and organizations in the Information Security (InfoSec) space that provide unique and compelling value based on their product or service. The judges of these awards are certified security professionals, such as CISSP, FMDHS, and CEH who have voted based on independent reviews of a company’s materials including, but not limited to data sheets, white papers and product literature.

“ForgeRock is focused on building a scalable identity platform that addresses data privacy, IoT interoperability and security while supporting the identity management needs of organizations in the evolving digital era,” said Mike Ellis, CEO of ForgeRock. “We recognize that as Internet of Things devices, apps, and cloud services continue to proliferate, secure identity will take on greater importance as the foundational technology for ensuring data privacy across connected users, devices, and things.”

ForgeRock enables secure online interactions between people and Internet-connected devices and apps, and the devices themselves. The Identity Platform manages these relationships by assigning and verifying digital identities to millions of people, Internet-connected devices and things. The highly scalable ForgeRock Identity Platform meets the unique identity management needs of all industries, particularly healthcare, retail, telecommunications, financial services, government, and many others. The platform is built on privacy-by-consent principles to support continuous and contextual security, and authorization for the Internet of Things.


Consent Principles for User Trust

The ForgeRock Identity Platform is the first identity management platform to include a full implementation of User-Managed Access (UMA) standards, an OAuth-based access management protocol standard designed to give individuals a unified control point for authorization. This emerging standard provides individuals with the ability to selectively share, control, authorize, and revoke access to data. This allows for consent choices, wherein individuals can delegate access proactively through a ‘Share’ button, instead of one ‘all-or-nothing’ opt-in consent button. Thus, organizations can improve customer trust, overcome privacy, and consent challenges, and create new revenue opportunities by empowering users to create and share valuable data mashups with up-to-the-minute accurate feeds of data, including health, smart home, location, and other sources.


Continuous Security at Scale

Offering the first identity management platform to enable continuous security, ForgeRock makes it possible to persistently assess the authenticity of users, devices, and things. The platform’s contextual authorization and adaptive risk engine provide organizations with the ability to verify the authenticity of users, devices, things, and services throughout a session, and mitigate risk whenever an anomaly is detected. If a suspicious action is detected – for example, a user moves from a protected network at the office to an unprotected network at the nearby coffee shop – the ForgeRock Identity Platform can apply step-up authentication and require further authorization for the session to proceed.


Security for the Internet of Things (IoT)

The universal authorization capabilities featured within the ForgeRock Identity Platform also make it possible for organizations to secure IoT devices and things. Universal authorization defines specific resource types or “things” with custom actions to build solution-specific policies. This would enable, for instance, a hotel room to be unlocked with the guest’s phone.


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About ForgeRock

The ForgeRock Identity Platform™ transforms the way millions of customers and citizens interact with businesses and governments online, providing better security, building relationships, and enabling new cloud, mobile, and IoT offerings from any device or connected thing. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands like Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada, and Belgium, among many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, ForgeRock has offices in London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Bristol, Grenoble, Oslo, Sydney, and Vancouver, Washington. ForgeRock is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, and Meritech Capital. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at


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