Global Brands Select ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack to Protect Enterprise, Cloud, Social, and Mobile Applications

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:38pm EST

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  SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov 15 (Marketwire) -- 
ForgeRock Inc., the pioneer of open source Identity and Access Management
(IAM), today announced availability of the first and only unified, 100%
Open Source Stack to secure applications and services across enterprise,
cloud, social and mobile environments. With over 250K downloads in less
than 24 months, the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack is rapidly building a
rich community of global companies working to deploy identity management
infrastructure more easily and economically. 

    Identity Management is typically overly complex, with high barriers to
adoption. The number of users, devices, and identities to manage
continues to grow exponentially as enterprise security expands to include
cloud, social, and mobile environments -- areas that legacy identity
management solutions were not designed to protect. 

    The Open Identity Stack provides architects, developers, and users with
an "all-in-one" platform to deploy identity management through simple,
lightweight, modular, and highly scalable identity services. The
developer-friendly open source platform abstracts away complexity,
exposes simple identity services, ensures compliance and supports
developers in easily extending identity and access management solutions
beyond the security perimeter to the cloud.

    Customers Appreciate Fair Share Pricing
 ForgeRock levels the playing
field with fair-share subscription offerings to support any Open Identity
Stack deployment. Fortune 500 healthcare services and information
technology company, McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), is one of the
hundreds of commercial customers that have purchased subscriptions with
ForgeRock for unlimited support, indemnification, real-time updates,
technical expertise, and ongoing R&D investment in the Open Identity

    "ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack provides the next generation of identity
management technology at a rational price," said Michael Wilson, VP and
CISO at McKesson Corporation, a global health industry leader. "Our
developers appreciate the inherent flexibility and scalability of this
platform, which allows us to grow and build out over time."

    Roger Holmes, Head of Software Engineering at BSkyB (LSE: SKY), a leading
pay-TV and home communications provider in the UK & Ireland, chose
ForgeRock "because of the straightforward implementation and the
integrated platform. We needed a solution suited to our specific needs,
but with the capacity to handle identity and access management across all
our environments at Internet scale."

    Comments on the News:
 "Proprietary technologies can preclude innovation
that is inherent in open interfaces. ForgeRock, open source and scalable,
addresses the full potential of identity management in the new, often
virtual and always dynamic enterprise," commented Scott McNealy,
Chairman/Co-founder of Wayin, Co-founder of, Advisor/Investor
in ForgeRock. "As an open source technology company, ForgeRock has
created a robust and innovative community of vendors, developers and
customers that ensures low barriers of entry and exit while providing
trusted and reliable implementations of IDM." 

    "Open source democratizes identity management," said Lasse Andresen,
ForgeRock founder and CEO. "It allows us to build the only integrated,
all-in-one identity stack on the market, designed to work together by our
developers and community, from the ground up. The beauty of open source
is that you can use the parts you like -- our platform works seamlessly,
even paired with legacy technologies."

    About ForgeRock: 
 ForgeRock is pioneering open source identity
management through innovation, simplification, and openness for all
identity services. Dedicated to democratizing Identity Management for
everyone across enterprise, social, mobile, and the cloud, ForgeRock
products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source
platform. ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack powers solutions for thousands
of the world's largest companies and government organizations. For more
information and free downloads visit or follow
ForgeRock on twitter at

    Tags: open source, IAM, Identity Management, Access Management,
Authentication, Sun Micro,, Java, Oracle, Scott McNealy,
James Gosling, Accel 

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