At ForgeRock, we’ve been providing identity solutions since before it was cool. Founded on open source identity tools originally built by Sun Microsystems nearly a decade ago, ForgeRock continues to lead the market in comprehensive and innovative identity solutions. We’ve long participated in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). We were the first to treat, secure, and protect IoT identities as first class citizens; the first (and only) to offer authentication and authorization drag-and-drop workflow trees; the first with full DevOps integration; the first to comprehensively meet GDPR mandates; the first to offer User-Managed Access (UMA), an OAuth-based access management protocol standard; the first in offering Financial-grade API (FAPI); and on and on. Suffice it to say, we are on the cutting edge of identity and related standards and technology.
With all our ‘firsts’, it only makes sense that ForgeRock continues to innovate and build rich, modern identity solutions into our platform. Our most recent release deploys on prem or on any cloud including bring-your-own-cloud, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud models. It does so in minutes with preconfigured cloud installation packages of 1M, 10M, and 100M identities. It is also very DevOps friendly.
ForgeRock customers are among the world’s top companies. They present us with the most demanding identity requirements, not only with workforce but also CIAM and things. And over the years they have come to trust us to provide some of the most innovative identity solutions on the market today. That’s why we have been building a cloud service that solves for these higher-level demands.
It’s a tall order, we know.
Until recently, the value of identity in the cloud has only been tested in the market with point solutions that mostly connect workforce users to other cloud apps. These connectors are one of identity’s most simple use cases. And it represents only a tiny percent of the estimated $7 billion cloud identity market.
Our customers tell us they want to move to the cloud and through our interactions with our customers and technology partners we also know that their identity environments are not always an all-or-nothing scenario — in fact, the future for most organizations is not exclusively on prem or in the cloud, but hybrid. ForgeRock is the only identity provider poised to offer a full suite of modern capabilities for any identity need in any business environment.
By offering this full range of deployment – from on prem or on any cloud including bring-your-own-cloud, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud models, or as a service – ForgeRock gives organizations the ability to scale with ease according to their business demands and not the limitations of their current identity tools. Whether that means managing 500,000,000 identities in a single tenant or saving $15,000,000 over two years by modernizing and centralizing legacy systems, our full range of deployment options helps free up valuable IT resources for other important work while accelerating time-to-market for their mission-critical internal and external apps by providing advanced, full-featured, customizable services that enables their digital transformation journey.
The ForgeRock Identity Cloud is our comprehensive as-a-service solution built with the power of the ForgeRock Identity Platform. Now, whether you deploy ForgeRock on premises, in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment, or natively with the ForgeRock Identity Cloud, you can solve identity’s most complex problems with a single platform. Having this range of deployment also allows you to scale with ease. And it frees up valuable IT staff for other important work while still accelerating time-to-market for their mission-critical internal and external apps by providing an advanced, full-featured, customizable cloud service that enables their digital transformation journey.
The ForgeRock Identity Cloud is our solution, built today for tomorrow with essential tools for re-inventing digital customer experience such as biometrics, multi factor authentication, contextual signal collection and user-driven analytics included, not extra.
It consists of two parts: a solution and a platform.
Available today is ForgeRock Identity Cloud Express. It supports apps utilizing modern identity standards with a prescriptive solution to handle common Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) needs quickly and easily. It is designed to help developers who are not idenity or security experts, to secure registration, account recovery, and modern multi-factor authentication in minutes. It also includes configurable widgets, hosted pages, and email templates to make registration and logins look organic. It further utilizes modern OAuth 2.0 PKCE and OpenIDConnect (OIDC) standards so developers can create feature rich applications in just a few clicks.
Additionally, we’re announcing ForgeRock Identity Cloud PaaS, our market-first Identity Platform as a service. It’s the most comprehensive IDaaS solution available, one that’s able to meet the most demanding future customer requirements today. Current IDaaS vendors have invested heavily in simplicity and struggle to grow modern enterprise-grade features such as providing true data isolation, fine grained, transactional authorization, CARTA, IoT, relationships, orchestration, and dynamic access. Our PaaS can do it and all at proven scale and speed.
Together, these new ForgeRock services provide the most comprehensive identity platform deployed as a service today.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Forgerock Blog authored by Robert Vamosin. Read the original post at: https://www.forgerock.com/blog/evolving-identity-cloud