Homeland Security Adds Ping Identity

Two of Ping Identity’s solutions have been added to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Approved Products List (APL).

Confidence in Vetting

Highlighted in the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, the program presents resources that provide agencies with the ability to select vetted technology at a more confident level to improve security standing and implement Zero Trust architecture.

The CDM program’s goals align neatly with Ping Identity’s IAM capabilities, where they are enabling secure interoperability and providing federal data and resources with more central access. Ping’s solutions allow for agencies to accept credentials through various systems to securely access required resources.

This also includes their internal systems issued credentials as well as external systems that would be managed by other agencies, mission partners or contractors. No matter who holds the credentials, the solutions from Ping will provide correct authorised access for the users and keep federal resources secure.

The Big Two

The two Ping Identity solutions added are PingFederate, which is a central authentication authority and federation server offering single sign-on and adaptive authorization policies, and PingAccess – an access security solution enforcing web/API access through real-time and risk-aware authentication with centralized session management.

Ping Identity provides the enterprise with intelligent identity solutions that enable companies to operate with Zero Trust identity-defined security, along with a more streamlined, personalised user experience. The PingOne Cloud Platform enables customers, workforce and partners to have access to the cloud, SaaS, mobile and on-premises applications all across the hybrid enterprise.

Providing for the Fortune 100

Due to their expertise, they are the first choice for over 60% of the Fortune 100, including partnerships with Microsoft and Amazon. By joining the APL, Ping Identity provides ease for agencies to modernize following the May 12 Executive Order, where ICAM was labelled critical software by NIST.

Solutions on the APL are classed as highly reliable procurement solutions for federal agencies that are vetted and confirmed to align with CDM technical requirements. Ping Identity simplifies the efforts due to a standards-based foundation and integration kits.

By integrating with the existing agency technology stack and authenticators, agencies will rapidly be able to break down identity silos and expand the reach of their PKI credentials without having to replace the infrastructure and utilising their existing investments in tech.

Direct improvements to agency security posture through new investments will stand with confidence from purchasing off the APL, especially as CDM solutions have gone through qualification processes by DHS.

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