Denver-based intelligent identity specialist Ping Identity has flagged the release of PingCentral, a self-service delegated administration and converged operating portal for enterprise identity and access management (IAM).

“Ping Identity is dedicated to providing implicit value to our customers through our IAM solutions, helping enterprises to achieve their digital transformation goals,” said Loren Russon, vice president, product management at Ping Identity.0 (16)

“By simplifying fundamental IAM processes and enabling non-technical business teams to manage standard administrative tasks, PingCentral helps enable organisations to save valuable time and resources while strengthening their overall security posture.”

According to the firm, the offering addresses common tasks across its Intelligent Identity platform with simple, self-service workflows and standardised templates that can be delegated to business users and application teams that don’t have IAM expertise.

“Dedicated IAM administrators often struggle to manage the high volume of requests required to keep application teams functioning. An example of this is adding a connection for an application or API, or handling minor changes like updating configurations, security certificates and more,” the company said.

“Meanwhile, business application teams generally have limited IAM knowledge and ability to make these modifications on their own. The result can be IAM changes that take up to several weeks of back and forth activities between IAM administrators and business application teams, including multiple requests, emails and meetings.”

Ping Identity said this leaves little time for identity security teams to focus on value-add activities like enhancing security posture and improving end user productivity.

Key features include:

Delegated Administration Portal: Contains a self-service, user-friendly interface and template workflow that allows IAM administrators to create, update and deploy standard templates for single sign-on (SSO) and authentication.

Orchestration Engine: Automates promotions across the application development and deployment lifecycle by maintaining configuration across environments, and allows IAM administrators to designate protected environments that require approval to reduce risk.

Central Monitoring System: Provides visibility of application connections, clients and environment tiers from a single screen, and permits IAM and business application administrators to assign and/or update resource ownership.

Lifecycle Management: Supplies an audit trail across the lifecycle of client configuration changes and promotions—so administrators always know who has done what and when to a connection and/or client—and allows for easy reversion back to previous configurations as needed.