The international logistics specialist DB Schenker has partnered with Ping Identity in an effort to streamline its identity and access management (IAM) procedures. DB Schenker handles commercial land, sea, and air freight shipments for clients all over the world, with nearly 77,000 employees spread across 2,100 distinct locations.
The Ping partnership is part of the company’s digital transformation, which will make it easier for those employees to gain access to workplace applications and corporate resources. To that end, DB Schenker has installed a full Ping Identity product suite that includes the PingFederate, PingAccess, PingID, PingOne, and PingDirectory solutions, with iC Consult acting as the systems integrator for the project.
DB Schenker’s new authentication service will provide cloud access for 50 different business applications. The system will field more than 300,000 individual identities, a total that includes DB Schenker’s contractors, partners, and customers in addition to its own employees. The company is hoping that the new system will help improve security while making its day-to-day operations more efficient.
“In the past, we needed to invest significant time and resources to develop integrations, but now we simply configure the system and can deliver technically complete interaction in 30 minutes, decreasing effort by 75 percent,” said DB Schenker Head of Identity Management James Naughton. “[Our] identity team can now centrally manage critical security policies and control access and authentication to their applications. The addition of FIDO2-enabled risk-based two-step authentication allows us to provide an even higher level of security for the DB Schenker IT landscape, creating peace of mind for both our team, partners and customers.”
In February, Ping Identity launched a PingOne Verify solution that onboards new users with facial biometrics. The company also acquired ShoCard in October, and has already used the latter’s mobile application to deliver digital COVID-19 immunity credentials.