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ForgeRock Starts Year Two With a Bang

ForgeRock was started in February 2010 and is now one year old. In its first year:

  • ForgeRock did business with 35 customers in 10 countries
  • Global turnover exceeded $2M US and continues to grow
  • The company has grown to 35 employees who between them speak at least 14 languages
  • ForgeRock has 80 consulting and training partners globally
  • The company is now incorporated in the US, UK, France and Norway and has five office locations
  • ForgeRock joined the Kantara Initiative, working on federated identity standards
  • ForgeRock secured the future of two open source projects, federated access manager OpenAM and LDAP server OpenDJ, and contributed new code and features to produce new releases of both
  • ForgeRock created and launched one new open source project, identity provisioning system OpenIDM

So far, so good – it’s been exhilarating getting to this point. But the coming year looks just as interesting.

To start year two with a bang, I’m pleased to announce that ApexIdentity will be joining ForgeRock effective today, bringing their expertise in identity and access management to the projects that comprise ForgeRock’s I3 platform. In particular, their great work onOAuth 2.0 will be adapted and contributed to the OpenAM project, maintaining its reputation as the leading open source system for access management. Founders Jamie Nelson and Paul Bryan will join ForgeRock’s leadership team with responsibility for the overall I3 platform vision.

The combination is a good fit for our needs and is timely. I hope it will result in our growth – particularly in the US and Canada – accelerating as the ApexIdentity people come up to speed. A warm welcome to the team!

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