Ping Identity Welcomes Optiv to Identity Defined Security Alliance

Ping Identity, VMware, Netskope and ThreatMetrix Welcome Leading End-to-End Cybersecurity Solution Provider as Sole Premier Partner

March 2, 2016

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DENVER -- March 1, 2016 -- Ping Identity®, the leader in Identity Defined Security and founding member of the Identity Defined Security Alliance with VMware, Netskope and ThreatMetrix, today announced that Optiv Security, a leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, has joined the Alliance as a premier partner. Created in late 2015, the Identity Defined Security Alliance provides a blueprint for CISOs to design a comprehensive enterprise identity defined security platform with best practices for integrating best-of-breed security solutions. Optiv’s primary focus will be developing, delivering and supporting fully integrated identity and security solutions for clients.

As identity increasingly becomes the linchpin of the CISO’s security strategies, the Identity Defined Security Alliance was formed to help enterprises keep their data secure and accessible to only the right people at the right time. The Alliance focuses on authenticating and authorizing user identity, as opposed to protecting the endpoint, so enterprises can have the agility they require to protect their employees, customers and partners in a mobile and cloud-centric enterprise.

With Optiv as the premier solutions provider partner, the Alliance takes a formidable next step forward. Optiv is a leading provider of cybersecurity services and integrated solutions that help organizations address their full range of cyber risk and security needs in a customized and integrated fashion through a holistic, lifecycle and strategic approach. For the Alliance, Optiv plans to build out a reference architecture in the company's client lab focused on demonstrating the value of identity data across other areas of cybersecurity, create packaged integration solutions and service bundles, and educate the industry on identity-related issues.

“With cyber attacks increasing in prevalence and sophistication, organizations must develop a
comprehensive security strategy and program that incorporates the right people, process and
technology to address the growing cyber threat,” said Robert Block, vice president of client
solutions – IAM, Optiv. “It’s critical for companies to understand where identity fits into their
broader strategy to ensure secure access to data across the business. By partnering with the
Identity Defined Security Alliance, Optiv will be able to develop and quickly bring to market
solutions that more seamlessly integrate identity into our clients’ environments.”

Block will keynote three upcoming Optiv Enterprise Security Solution Summits to discuss Optiv’s involvement with the Identity Defined Security Alliance. Events will take place on March 9 in Omaha, April 6 in Huntington Beach, California and April 20 in Cleveland. For more information, visit:

The members of the Identity Defined Security Alliance will host "meet the experts" hours at their booths at the RSA Conference this week in San Francisco. Details can be found below under Resources.

Select Quotes from Identity Defined Security Alliance Members
Andre Durand, CEO and founder, Ping Identity, said, “The Identity Defined Security Alliance is about bringing a future-proof identity security solution to market faster. Optiv brings unparalleled experience and success in security, and is the ideal partner to help us accelerate the vision of the Alliance.”

“Optiv Security is a long-standing partner of Netskope and their deep security heritage and strategic client partnerships have proven invaluable time and again,” said Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope. “As a company committed to working with channel partners, we are delighted to have Optiv join the Identity Defined Security Alliance and look forward to strengthening the robust relationships already in place.”

Reed Taussig, president and CEO, ThreatMetrix, said, “The Identity Defined Security Alliance became stronger today with the addition of Optiv. Together, through global shared intelligence and a growing network, we are providing our customers unparalleled security without compromising the end-user experience.”

"VMware is pleased to welcome Optiv Security to the Identity Defined Security Alliance as a
premier channel partner,” said Ashish Jain, senior director, Product Management, End-User
Computing, VMware. “In the mobile-cloud era, security is paramount, and the Identity Defined
Security Alliance enables enterprises to keep their data secure by keeping identity at the center
of their security initiatives.”

• Learn more about the Identity Defined Security Alliance at RSA during some “meet the experts” hours:
o Visit the ThreatMetrix booth, #N4126, Tuesday 3/1, from 3 - 4 p.m.
o Visit the Ping Identity booth, #S1921, Wednesday 3/2, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
o Visit the Netskope booth, #S1645, Wednesday 3/2 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
o For more information, please visit:
• Link to more information:

About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company
Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing employees, customers and partners access to the applications they need. Protecting over one billion identities worldwide, the company ensures the right people access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA-CREF and Walgreens, trust Ping Identity to solve modern enterprise security challenges created by their use of cloud, mobile, APIs and IoT. Visit

About Optiv Security
Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. The company helps clients plan, build and run successful cybersecurity programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cybersecurity offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cybersecurity strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit or follow us at, and


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