Ping Identity launches identity and access management tool

PingCentral aims to streamline the identity and access management processes and bridge the gap between IAM teams and application teams to improve productivity.

Ping Identity has launched PingCentral -- an operating portal for enterprise identity and access management for use across the Ping Intelligent Identity platform.

According to Ping Identity, PingCentral was designed in an effort to streamline and simplify the IAM processes to enable identity security teams to focus on activities such as enhancing security and improving end-user productivity.

Identity and access management tools enable IT managers to control which information each user can access, and which actions they can perform. Automation within IAM tools, such as with vendors like PingCentral or OneLogin, eases the burden on IT admins when it comes to managing each user by reducing the number of manual tasks and input needed.

PingCentral aims to bridge the gap between IAM teams and application teams through the Delegated Administration Portal, Orchestration Engine, Central Monitoring System and Lifecycle Management.

The Delegated Administration Portal has templates for IAM admins. This was designed to enable them to create, update and launch standardized templates for authentication and single sign-on.

The identity and access management tool also features the Orchestration Engine. This is what provides PingCentral's automation across the application lifecycle by maintaining a consistent arrangement of units across environments.

Within the Orchestration Engine, admins can also designate protected environments that require admin approval for access.

With the Central Monitoring System, users have visibility of application connections, clients and environment tiers from one screen. IAM and business application admins can also use it to assign or update resource ownership.

The Lifecycle Management feature creates an audit trail across the lifecycle of client configuration changes and promotions, which enables administrators to track who has done what and when to a connection or client. It also lets admins revert to previous configurations as needed.

As the number of IT services continues to expand, so does the IAM market and identity and access management tools. According to Grand View Research, the IAM market was valued at $9.9 billion in 2018, and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13.1% through 2025. Grand View Research cites increasing web-based applications, risk management policies and audit management as some of the contributing factors to market growth.

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