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PingFederate 4.3 SAML/WS-Federation Server Supports Virtualization

Ping Identity Delivers PingFederate 4.3 for Software as a Service and Software on Demand Providers

New Release of Standalone SAML/WS-Federation Server Introduces Virtualization Capabilities for Multi-Tenant Implementations

Santa Clara, California, USA. April 18, 2007.

Ping Identity today announced that PingFederate 4.3, the latest version of the company's standalone federated identity management server, is now available for download from its Web site, PingFederate 4.3 includes new virtualization capabilities that allow Software as a Service (SaaS) and Software on Demand providers to more easily deploy PingFederate in multi-tenant environments.

Federated identity management provides standards-based single sign-on (SSO) that works over the Internet. Based on the success organizations have seen with enterprise single sign-on and their desire to eliminate proprietary SSO mechanisms, a growing number are requiring their SaaS/Software on Demand providers to support the SAML identity federation protocol.

SaaS providers have responded by embracing SAML in general and PingFederate specifically. PingFederate SaaS or Software on Demand customers include Advanced Health, Allscripts, ATG, InfoHRM, NelNet, Rapattoni, Rearden Commerce, Siebel CRM on Demand, SHPS and Zantaz.

PingFederate 4.3 simplifies deployment in multi-tenant hosted environments. With Virtual Server Identities, a single PingFederate server can now support access to multiple applications for a given client where each application requires its own distinct set of attributes. Another new feature, Virtual Host Names, allows PingFederate to receive and validate federation messages sent to multiple domain names.

"ATG OnDemand originally implemented a SourceID open source solution when one of our customers required that we employ SAML for their 40,000 active users," said John Overton, director hosting, ATG. "Working with enterprise class customers with a variety of integration platforms, we require standards-based federation Web single sign-on, and its use is expanding across our customer base. The new virtualization capabilities in PingFederate 4.3 will enable ATG to deliver identity federation in a much more scaleable manner."

"Since PingFederate does not require the deployment of a full identity management suite, it is tailor-made for SaaS providers," said Andre Durand, CEO Ping Identity. "PingFederate allows our SaaS customers to deliver a more tightly integrated and seamless end-user experience while also allowing them to increase revenue by reducing account sharing."

About PingFederate

Award-winning PingFederate is a standalone federation server with multi-protocol capabilities for SAML 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and WS-Federation single sign-on. PingFederate can be downloaded directly from Ping Identity at PingFederate is certified Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interoperable and GSA E-Authentication compliant. For more information, please contact Ping Identity toll-free at + 1 877.898.2905 or +1 303.468.2882, or email

About Ping Identity Corporation

Ping Identity is uniquely dedicated to delivering Internet Identity Management software and services that are transforming how organizations work with employees, customers and business partners. Our open and flexible approach offers best-of-breed software complemented with best-in-class service that exceeds the ever-expanding needs of customers like Boeing, Comcast, E*TRADE, New York Life, and the US Department of Justice. For more information, please visit


Ping Identity Corporation
Mike Donaldson
Tel: +1-303-468-2858


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also: (1) "Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)"; (2) "OASIS Web Services Federation (WSFED) Technical Committee."

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