Ping Identity has upgraded its Intelligent Identity platform with a slew of improvements that will help enterprises develop a dynamic Zero Trust security environment. The highlights include enhanced support for passwordless FIDO2 protocols and a handful of new technology integrations.
With regards to FIDO2, the Intelligent Identity platform streamlines authentication workflows and makes it easier to take advantage of biometric checks and other alternatives to passwords. It also introduces behavioral security features. The platform will be able to block access if anomalous user behavior is detected, and can calculate the time it would take for a user to move from one physical login location to another. If the elapsed time is too short, the platform will conclude that a different person must be trying to gain access to the account.
The new technology integrations come courtesy of ID DataWeb, Zscaler, and MobileIron. ID DataWeb will verify the identity of users during registration and account recovery, and provide step-up authentication for sensitive transactions. MobileIron, meanwhile, will provide endpoint management software to help assess the security of the many mobile devices connected to a corporate network.
Finally, Zscaler Private Access will help ensure that only those with the proper authorization are able to gain access to sensitive data. It will also empower IT departments to automatically terminate a user session if a security threat is detected.
“To protect the business, security must be invisible to users and omnipresent,” said Zscaler Business and Corporate Development SVP Punit Minocha. “Traditional security methods that treat users as an IP address and rely on firewall appliances are antiquated in today’s mobile cloud-driven workplace.”
Ping Identity previously announced that it would be bringing Windows Hello and Touch ID support to its PingID multi-factor authentication platform. The company would later release a self-service portal called PingCentral to make it easier for enterprises to integrate new security APIs.