ForgeRock fully eliminates passwords. Here’s the new solution by the digital identity company
- ForgeRock will begin adopting a new passwordless authentication solution that eliminates the need for users to interact with passwords inside large organizations.
- The new solution, ForgeRock Enterprise Connect Passwordless, protects the most commonly used and vulnerable enterprise resources, such as servers, workstations, remote desktops, and VPNs.
Enterprises have a million problems to solve, but identity shouldn’t be one of them – that is what ForgeRock, a leader in digital identity, believes in. The company that also pioneered the concept of identity orchestration has just announced a major expansion of its passwordless capabilities with the introduction of Enterprise Connect Passwordless.
The new passwordless authentication solution eliminates the need for users to interact with passwords inside large organizations. “Developed through ForgeRock’s strategic partnership with Secret Double Octopus, the new solution, integrated into ForgeRock Identity Platform, protects the most commonly used and vulnerable enterprise resources such as servers, workstations, remote desktops, and VPNs,” the company said in a statement.
The solution will be available by the second quarter of the year, according to ForgeRock. “Enterprise Connect Passwordless augments the company’s existing passwordless capabilities, adding to the ongoing work ForgeRock has been doing to eliminate consumer passwords for more than a decade,” it added.
ForgeRock chief product officer Peter Barker also shared how ForgeRock is the only solution to offer a full spectrum of passwordless capabilities that help employees and consumers “say goodbye to remembering their passwords.” For context, ForgeRock, which counts some of the largest financial institutions as clients, offers an end-to-end, AI-driven platform purpose-built for all identities and any environment—on-prem, multi-cloud, or hybrid—via its Identity Platform.
That said, the new Enterprise Connect Passwordless helps large enterprises proactively defend against costly cyberattacks and unauthorized access by providing a passwordless experience to legacy applications, systems, and services. “In turn, organizations can deliver an employee experience that empowers people to access their information without needing a password,” ForgeRock said.
What is ForgeRock aiming for via Enterprise Connect Passwordless?
For starters, the company claims organizations deploying ForgeRock Enterprise Connect Passwordless would become a more secure enterprise by removing employee interaction with passwords and reducing the risk of compromise. “Benefits include eliminating employee account lockouts and reducing the volume of IT tickets, which can lower operational costs from help desk interactions, increase workforce productivity and enhance the user experience,” it added.
Since ForgeRock always believes identity orchestration is the highway to a passwordless authentication future, Enterprise Connect Passwordless uses following-generation identity orchestration capabilities that allow enterprises to quickly design and implement passwordless login and access journeys tailored to their unique security and experience needs.
After all, as IDC’s research VP for security products, Jay Bretzmann, puts it, “When an organization decides it wants to go passwordless to improve user experiences, that can be a heavy lift, made lighter when accompanied by user journey orchestration technology.”
To explain how passwordless and orchestration are inextricably linked, ForgeRock, in a blog post, noted they often find organizations get cold feet because they feel passwordless is an “all or nothing” approach. “But orchestration allows for testing out certain groups, experimenting with different methods, and rolling out passwordless on your schedule,” it said.
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