ForgeRock Releases New Version of Open Identity Stack

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:30am EST

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Updated Stack transforms and simplifies identity and access management to
protect public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, SaaS, and enterprise
environments
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
ForgeRock Inc., the pioneer of open source identity and access management (IAM),
today announced the next release of the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack, the only
unified, 100% open source identity stack to secure applications and services
across private, hybrid, and public clouds, as well as SaaS, mobile, and
enterprise systems. The new release builds on ForgeRock`s simple, modular,
lightweight architecture, providing the power, economics, and agility required
to establish secure access controls for mission-critical applications at scale
across any population, whether they`re consumers, citizens, employees, or
students. 

"IAM in 2012 has become a tool not just for security but also for business
agility," states Eve Maler, principal analyst, Forrester Research. "Competitive
challenges push businesses into the cloud and encourage mobile device use even
without full-fledged access controls in place. These trends create pressing
provisioning, authentication, and authorization challenges for [Security & Risk]
professionals. All the while, security threats and compliance requirements
continue to swell."1

The new release of the platform includes the latest versions of OpenAM and
OpenIDM, extending platform flexibility by adding a single, unified REST API
across the entire stack for building common identity services across consumer,
mobile, social, and enterprise applications. 

With OpenAM 10.1, customers now have complete support for the OAuth 2.0
standard, giving end-users the ability to authorize third-party access to their
cloud resources without sharing their credentials. Additionally, OpenAM session
failover has been redesigned to use OpenDJ for easier implementation and
deployment. 

OpenIDM 2.1 is now optimized for Internet scale with a discovery engine that is
multi-threaded for performance and clustered for high availability. The
discovery engine enables the organization to synchronize users across many
different data stores to ensure records are accurate and up to date in support
of compliance and audit requirements. OpenIDM 2.1 embeds the Activiti Business
Process and Workflow engine, a comprehensive, lightweight, and scalable
solution, which meets industry-standard Business Process Model and Notation
(BPMN) version 2.0 compliance, to support workflow-driven provisioning and
identity management. 

"Developers, architects, and users have been asking for a unified stack with
these capabilities for the last 10 years," said Mike Ellis, CEO, ForgeRock.
"With the new release of our Open Identity Stack we have strengthened our
revolutionary approach to identity and access management, providing developers
with a truly integrated, open-source identity platform to tightly control their
enterprise, cloud, social, and mobile systems. By providing a high value driven
platform for IAM that enables true cloud scale functionality, ForgeRock is
allowing enterprises globally to expand their reach to customers, suppliers and
consumers through a common cloud technology platform." 

"As core contributors to the OpenIDM project, it has been extremely rewarding to
see the growing number of companies that have adopted Open Identity Stack," said
Nathanael Coffing, Vice President, Business Development, Syntegrity Networks.
"The new release of Open Identity Stack further simplifies and streamlines
identity and access management for users. We expect this momentum to only
continue to build with time, and look forward to continuing to create the
features most beneficial to organizations." 

The new version of Open Identity Stack also provides a viable, proven option for
Sun IAM customers facing Oracle`s end-of-life policy for their OpenSSO and
Waveset software with the opportunity to continue building next-generation
features on top of their existing IAM investments. With off-the-shelf product
designed and developed by some of the great identity leaders from Sun,
organizations will have the option to strategically plan an upgrade to their Sun
IAM deployment. 

1 "Navigate The Future Of Identity And Access Management", Forrester Research,
Inc., March 22, 2012 

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About ForgeRock

ForgeRock is pioneering open source identity and access 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 www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/forgerock.

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