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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2014 – ForgeRock® Inc., the leading open platform provider of Identity Relationship Management (IRM) solutions, won silver in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (Medium) category at the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
ForgeRock transforms identity from an employee-centric, enterprise-scale solution into a customer-facing solution that scales to millions of end-users. The ForgeRock Identity Platform™ supports connected technologies for building online ecosystems among more than half a billion customers, partners, devices and things. ForgeRock delivers the only open, scalable, unified identity relationship management platform that puts identity at the center of the digital world.
Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, the program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team, and product-focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.
“ForgeRock’s achievement of more than 200 percent sales growth between the first half of 2013 and the first half of 2014 validates our position as one of the fastest-growing companies in 2014,” said Mike Ellis, CEO of ForgeRock. “With more enterprises and government agencies addressing their digital business needs, we were able to increase deal size by 166 percent year-over-year. In July, we announced new funding, and the company continues to add prominent industry veterans and experts to the ForgeRock workforce as we accelerate our innovation and product development to better serve our customers.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, radio outlets, analyst firms, and business, consumer, and technology publications. This year’s 53-person panel included several new additions to this high-profile group. The panel consisted of contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain’s New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Fierce Online Video, IDB Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, Journal Times, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Marketing Profs, MediaPost, Miami Herald, Motley Fool, New York Observer, NorthBay Biz, PC Magazine, peHUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Quad-City Times, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Tech Cocktail, Tech-Gaming, TheDeal.com, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy, and ZDNet.
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International program in January 2015. Any organization worldwide may participate in the International program in any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: https://intl.bestinbizawards.com.
ForgeRock®, one of the fastest growing identity vendors in the world, provides the leading open identity platform for ensuring your customers are at the center of everything digital — whether it be through a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, connected car, healthcare wearable, connected home device or the next great connected innovation. The ForgeRock Identity Platform powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. Founded in 2010, ForgeRock’s leadership team brings decades of experience in the software industry and includes open source icons and innovators, with investors from some of the leading global venture capital firms including Accel Partners, Foundation Capital and Meritech Capital. For more information and free downloads, visit https://www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/forgerock.