ForgeRock releases IAM tool for hybrid cloud and discusses Identity Fabrics with KuppingerCole
ForgeRock has launched its Identity Cloud for hybrid cloud deployments, integrating the company’s Identity Platform-as-a-Service (IDPaaS) and ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express, an SaaS solution created to help developers insert identity features into applications.
The ForgeRock Identity Cloud can be used in any deployment scenario, whether on premise, hybrid cloud, public cloud, or as-a-service, because it works with the same APIs and SDKs as the ForgeRock Identity Platform. The Identity Cloud is a modern, multi-tenant architecture with full tenant isolation, using a ‘shared-nothing’ security model with unified REST APIs and common SDKs for portability of workloads.
ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express supports and speeds up app integration with secure registration, account recovery, and modern multi-factor authentication.
The ForgeRock Identity Cloud PaaS (IDPaaS) offers features such as full identity lifecycle and relationship management, identity sync and provisioning, and end-user self-service, as well as adaptive and risk-based authentication including SSO and MFA, fine-grained authorization policy, and a universal directory.
“Our approach to digital identity is aimed at delivering full-service functionality at any scale with simple, flexible, and rapid implementation options. We provide customers with a comprehensive approach that saves time, reduces risk and now enables them to fully embrace the unique needs of the cloud,” said Peter Barker, chief product officer at ForgeRock. “With ForgeRock Identity Cloud, organizations can now easily manage identities in any public cloud or on-prem and remove the complexity of using multiple vendors.”
“The benefits of identity management in the cloud are obvious, however any practical approach for large financial services enterprises require a hybrid environment with some data and services on-premise,” said Chad Cromwell, vice president, Information Security, Corporate Security, E*TRADE. “This is why I believe the ForgeRock Identity Cloud is a compelling solution for demanding, heavy-resourced enterprises.”
Analyst firm KuppingerCole has recognized ForgeRock as an industry leader and the companies will together hold a webinar on December 10. New research from KuppingerCole discusses the concept of ‘Identity Fabrics’ in relation to identity and access management requirements needed for systems to evolve in digital transformation.
The suggested method is based on consolidating identities by integrating and re-using existing legacy IAM technologies, delivering seamless and secure access to digital services for thousands of employees and millions of consumers, and ensuring availability of identity services through APIs.
“ForgeRock followed an API-first, platform-centric approach from the very beginning, and already delivers on the promise of Identity Fabrics with their highly scalable platform for managing and governing all types of identities,” said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at KuppingerCole. “ForgeRock can provide the flexibility and agility required by modern businesses when building new digital services, or integrating with legacy systems. Moreover, ForgeRock can be run in both as-a-service and on-premises deployment models, and has deep support for automated DevOps deployments.”