Ping Identity has appointed Deloitte Australia as a Consulting Technology Partner, uniting its offerings with the company's consulting services.
Combining these offerings will give Australian companies strategies that strengthen access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise.
"The partnership expands Ping Identity's existing relationship with Deloitte globally and enables us to accelerate our regional footprint to meet the Australian enterprise's growing demand for Zero Trust identity security," Ping Identity Asia Pacific Japan channel and alliances head Robert Cipriani says.
"We're excited to leverage Deloitte Australia's expertise to better support businesses overall risk and fraud mitigation and requirements for verification, authentication, authorisation, privileged access and governance."
Deloitte Australia will receive a range of benefits as a Ping Identity consulting technology partner, including sales training, certification programs and marketing resources intended to help it support businesses in adopting and orchestrating cloud identity.
In addition, Deloitte Australia will have access to Ping Identity's partner portal, which offers support in sales readiness, channel enablement and technical training that can be accessed instantly from any location.
"Enterprise cybersecurity controls are often inadequate because the traditional approach is based on a centralised office model and doesn't take into account today's hybrid workforce that needs to access system data remotely," Deloitte Australia cyber partner John Jones says.
"Government agencies and businesses need an adaptive cybersecurity approach combined with continuous monitoring.
"Not only does Ping Identity have great technology, but their focus on solving business use cases ensures their solutions address real problems. Together, we are a natural fit."
The announcement comes after Ping Identity was named a Leader in the 2022 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report for Access Management.
It is the third consecutive year the company has achieved a leadership rank in the report.
The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Access Management 2022 report provides up-to-date insights on the leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for access management on-premises, cloud, and hybrid platforms. This year, Ping Identity received top honours in four categories, including Innovation, Market, Product, and Overall Leadership.
The report cited the company's technological advantages in numerous areas of identity-based security, particularly its strong federation, single sign-on (SSO), and session management capabilities; superior authentication support; good API security; authorisation and policy management; identity verification capabilities, strong fraud detection, and good use of analytics and access intelligence, among other product strengths.
Last month, Ping Identity launched a corporate venture capital fund to foster innovative offerings for the identity security market.
Ping Ventures will serve as an in-house corporate venture arm providing startups with capital and guidance to create next-gen identity and access management (IAM) offerings.
In addition, the US$50 million fund will give capital and guidance to early-stage, high-growth tech companies working on expanding support for Ping Identity's product portfolio by creating integrated, complementary and add-on technologies and offerings.