Identity & Access Management , Security Operations , Video

CEO Andre Durand on Why Ping, ForgeRock Are Better Together

How Ping-ForgeRock Merger Provides Enhanced Deployment Flexibility, More Services
Andre Durand, founder and CEO, Ping Identity (Image: Ping Identity)
Andre Durand, founder and CEO, Ping Identity (Image:Ping Identity)

The Ping Identity-ForgeRock merger will boost joint technological capabilities and simplify the customer and employee experience across various deployment scenarios, according to CEO Andre Durand.

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Bringing the two identity and access management giants together gives clients a choice of deployment models, ensuring that they can maintain control over their solutions, he said. Ping Identity and ForgeRock together can provide a robust set of services that cater to a wide range of customer needs, and the integration will help organizations adapt to future market demands effectively (see: CEO Durand on What Thoma Bravo's Buy Means for Ping Identity).

"Companies are trying to do more with a smaller number of strategic vendors across both the customer and the workforce use cases," Durand said. "This was all about bringing two great companies together to create an organization that could serve that global 2,000 in a more meaningful way."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Durand also discussed:

  • The strategic rationale for merging Ping Identity with ForgeRock;
  • Enhanced deployment flexibility resulting from the integration;
  • The broader impact on customers, partners and the market.

Ping Identity serves more than half of the Fortune 100 and protects more than 3 billion identities worldwide. Prior to founding Ping Identity in 2002, Durand founded Jabber to commercialize the Jabber open-source instant messaging platform, which was acquired by Cisco in 2008. He also serves on the board of Jamf.


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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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