ForgeRock steps up Google partnership for identity and access management, wins Open Finance award

ForgeRock steps up Google partnership for identity and access management, wins Open Finance award

ForgeRock is now part of the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program at the Premier level, building on a multi-year partnership to deliver Identity and Access Management solutions, the company announced.

ForgeRock introduced last month Identity Cloud built on Google Cloud Platform, integrating both Identity Platform-as-a-Service (IDPaas) and ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express, a SaaS tool for developers to use to embed identity capabilities into apps. It is cloud deployable, with DevOps-ready (using Docker for containers and Kubernetes as orchestration platform) and cloud-ready architecture. ForgeRock claims to have deployed more than 100 million users with Google Cloud Platform.

“We are delighted to welcome ForgeRock as a Google Cloud Premier Partner,” said Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud. “This builds on our extensive prior collaboration delivering Identity and Access Management solutions to our joint customers and building on Google Cloud. We look forward to growing our partnership with ForgeRock even further on behalf of customers.”

“ForgeRock and Google Cloud share a commitment to performance, innovation and customer success, and our product team has worked with GCP to leverage DevOps and Kubernetes as core capabilities in powering all of our cloud solutions, so we’re thrilled to become Premier Partners in the GCP program,” said Ben Goodman, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at ForgeRock.

The ForgeRock Identity Platform uses adaptive and contextual authentication, intelligent identity orchestration, integration accelerators and security, privacy and consent features, which makes it suitable to deploy all identities such as workforce, consumer, and things, according to the announcement. Many biometric technologies are available through ForgeRock platform partners, with Onfido the latest biometrics provider to join.

ForgeRock was recently recognized as the ‘Best Technology Provider Vending to Open API Standards’ in the Open Finance Awards 2019 by FDATA. The identity company was awarded for its innovation, work with regulators and consumers, and for directly contributing to defining industry standards around Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking.

Following a partnership with the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), ForgeRock developed the UK’s first reference implementation for the CMA 9, as well as a simulated bank to test open banking APIs.

ForgeRock recently introduced Sandbox-as-a-Service, a cloud-based testing environment for APIs to ensure compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines, and PSD2 Accelerators for Open Banking infrastructure redesign.

According to Luke Saunders, Product Manager for PSD2 & Open Banking, from investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown, his company “saved 60 percent of the time associated with developing an Open Banking compliant solution” thanks to ForgeRock’s PSD2 Accelerators.

“For several years now, ForgeRock has been at the forefront of how Open APIs can be used to drive innovation in financial services,” said Nick Caley, Vice President Financial Services & Regulatory at ForgeRock. “In collaboration with customers and regulators globally, our teams work incredibly hard to develop products and services that will help realize the potential of Open Finance. We are very proud that FDATA has recognized ForgeRock’s track record in this area, and our ability to deliver cloud-based digital identity solutions which lead to outstanding outcomes for customers.”

The Open Finance Awards has 13 categories. The winners were selected by independent industry experts and evaluated based on their work.

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