Enterprises are all dealing with the same issues of managing identities, cloud application and mobile devices, says Andre Durand, CEO at Ping Identity. As these issues are pervasive to most enterprises, Ping has chosen to launch the Identity Defined Security Alliance with AirWatch by VMware, Netskope and ThreatMetrix.
The Alliance will provide blueprints for chief information security officer’s to design an identity defined security platform, including best practices for integrating the solutions. “We saw patterns emerging of how organizations were solving the problems of different devices and cloud-based application,” Durand says. “We thought it would make sense to document the patterns and put it in a blueprint so it’s easily consumable for other CIOs on how to solve the problem.”
The Identity Defined Security Alliance’s vision is to make identity the core that can be incorporated into any enterprise’s security strategies to keep their data safe and accessible only to the right people at the right time. By focusing on authenticating user identity versus protecting the endpoint, enterprises can be more agile and provide secure access to anything, anywhere, Durand says.
The alliance aims to address every aspect of identity and access security, including authentication and directory services, threat and fraud detection services, cloud governance and enterprise mobility management.
The Identity Defined Security Alliance’s platform includes the following features:
- Identity federation and single sign-on
- Contextual, multi-factor authentication
- Web and API access security
- Enterprise mobility management
- Cloud access security brokering
- Identity, behavior and threat analytics
- Endpoint security management