AirWatch, Netskope, Ping and ThreatMetrix join in identity-based security alliance

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AirWatch by VMware, Netskope, Ping Identity and ThreatMetrix have formed a partnership to offer enterprises a unified approach to identity-based security, the companies announced Wednesday.

The Identity Defined Security Alliance, as the partnership is called, will provide a blueprint for chief information security officers to design an identity-based security platform, including best practices for integrating security solutions.

The alliance's identity-based framework includes identity federation and single sign-on; contextual, multifactor authentication; Web and application program interface access security; enterprise mobility management; cloud access security brokering; identity, behavior and threat analytics; and endpoint security management.

Each of the partners will provide an aspect of the identity security equation, explained Pam Dingle, senior technical architect at Ping Identity.

AirWatch by VMware is tackling the mobile app security angle, Netskope targets cloud app security, ThreatMetrix will provide fraud prevention and risk-based services, and Ping will bring its identity and access management expertise to the table.

However, the companies have other capabilities that can be added to the alliance. "The ways in which these products will collaborate is changing and can change because we are talking to each other," Dingle explained.

Dingle would not characterize the alliance as a one-stop shop for CISOs. She said it was more of a conceptual framework to show how various pieces of the identity security puzzle fit together. "The goal is to have the capabilities [of each company] outlined well enough so they can be understood" by CISOs and other IT security pros, she added.

For more:
- check out the alliance's press release

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