Recorded Future launches Identity Intelligence Module

Recorded Future launches Identity Intelligence Module

Recorded Future, a provider of intelligence for enterprise security, today announced the expansion of its Intelligence Platform with the Identity Intelligence module, the source of truth for validating digital identity authenticity. Digital identities are the passport to access today’s online world, and threat actors are aggressively exploiting this universal but susceptible dataset of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Providing clarity to this expansive attack surface, Recorded Future is able to disrupt adversaries by enabling intelligence-driven validation of identities across the digital world.

Today’s authentication efforts are insufficient in combating the increase in fraud targeted at digital identities. This past year, 61 percent of breaches involved credential data, signifying that a new approach to digital identity verification is needed. Organizations need real-time collection of compromised identities to identify, verdict, and respond to fraudulent accounts quickly and confidently.

Recorded Future uncovers, correlates, and synthesizes compromised identities into actionable intelligence, helping protect organizations from financial, legal, and reputational consequences. With automated monitoring, it enables a proactive defense and reduces the risk of damage to the business by immediately finding and remediating compromised identities before they can be used in an attack.

“Recorded Future intelligence provides critical awareness for us and our clients. The new Identity Intelligence module automates correlations and surfaces breach data that previously required significant processing to achieve. This real-time visibility into identity exposure enables us to better protect our clients and reduce risk.” — Eric Ooi, Director of Security and Research, Iron Vine Security, LLC

Recorded Future offers critical details for fraudulent identities related to an organization’s employees, partners, and customers from an unparalleled range of open source, dark web, and technical sources. Identity Intelligence from Recorded Future provides real-time visibility and evidence enabling security and IT teams to quickly identify compromised identities and immediately initiate downstream response workflows.

“In a digital-first world, strong identity authentication is vital to not only securing an organization but protecting your whole ecosystem from damages and business impact. There is currently a false sense of security by relying on physical identities, and taking a proactive stance requires an intelligence-centric approach. Our unmatched access and breadth of data enables us to surface the intelligence needed to validate identities and disrupt adversaries.” — Craig Adams, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Recorded Future.

HID Global acquires Omni-ID

HID Global acquires Omni-ID

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Omni-ID, a leading manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in India and China.

“I am very pleased to welcome Omni-ID into the ASSA ABLOY Group and HID,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global. “Omni-ID is a strategic technological addition to HID and reinforces our current RFID and IoT offering. Expanding our sales and manufacturing footprint in India and in China with Omni-ID will further enhance HID’s ability to serve customers locally, while extending our industrial IoT technology into emerging markets.”

Omni-ID provides passive, rugged long-range RAIN RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF) tags and labels in several form factors for an array of identification requirements. The company focuses on organizations in the industrial, oil & gas, transportation and other markets seeking rugged UHF RFID solutions for use in challenging environmental conditions (high heat, wind, dirt, explosive and other difficult scenarios).

Additionally, Omni-ID brings passive UHF temperature sensing to the HID identification technologies portfolio and fortifies HID’s deep expertise and capabilities in custom RFID design and personalization.

Active tags and solutions from Omni-ID are implemented with embedded technologies and protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), LoRaWAN, GPS, Quuppa and Wirepas, which complement the HID Location Services offerings.

“The acquisition of Omni-ID supports HID’s Identification Technologies business strategy to power trusted identities by optimizing our portfolio with a broader range of value-added RAIN RFID UHF components, active identification devices and more ways to deliver highly customized, feature-rich solutions to customers as a leading component supplier for RFID use cases and IoT applications,” said Marc Bielmann, SVP and Head of Identification Technologies with HID Global.”

Q5id strengthens executive team

Q5id strengthens executive team

Q5id, a leader in identity proofing services, announced today that Peter Lymm has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to founder and CEO Steve Larson.

Peter brings over 30 years of IT and operations experience, with a strong background in the healthcare and insurance verticals. Peter has held CIO and COO executive roles for companies such as Aetna, Samsung and Community Health Network. Most recently, Peter was Chief Operating Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

“With our latest round of funding, our company is in a hyper-growth mode. Peter’s vast IT, operations and compliance experience will help us scale from early-stage start-up to growth company and beyond. In addition, Peter’s experience in our key verticals like healthcare will help us develop solutions tailored to the vertical market needs,” said CEO and founder Steve Larson.

“Choosing to join the Q5id team was a no-brainer. Verifying identities is a challenge in both the healthcare and insurance industries. There is not only fraud to be concerned with, but there are also compliance challenges because of all of the personal information used by those industries. Q5id not only eliminates fraud, but it also ensures a person’s personal information isn’t shared with someone who shouldn’t have access to it,” said Q5id’s newly hired Chief Operating Officer Peter Lymm.

Ping Identity reports 51% second quarter revenue boost

Ping Identity reports 51% second quarter revenue boost

Ping Identity, which delivers intelligent identity solutions for the enterprise, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

“We had an active second quarter, where we announced several new solutions at Identiverse, acquired SecuredTouch, drove significant deal activity, and exceeded expectations across all of our key metrics,” said Andre Durand, Ping Identity’s Chief Executive Officer. “Results were bolstered by sustained improvement in the demand environment, which drove substantial growth in ARR and revenue that give us confidence for strong execution during the remainder of 2021.”

ARR: Ending ARR at June 30, 2021 was $279.6 million and represented a 19% increase compared with the same period last year. Additionally, SaaS ARR now exceeds 20% of total ARR. Ping Identity defines ARR as the annualized value of all subscription contracts as of the end of the period.

Revenue: Total revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $78.9 million. Subscription revenue was $73.2 million, or 93% of total revenue. SaaS revenue of $13.4 million grew 51% from $8.9 million in the second quarter of 2020. Additionally, in the six months ended June 30, 2021, SaaS revenue of $25.4 million grew 46% from $17.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020. Given the impact that deployment mix and contract duration have on GAAP revenue, management continues to believe that ARR is the key growth metric of a subscription business.

Cash Flow: Net cash provided by operating activities was $44.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared with $21.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020. Unlevered Free Cash Flow* was $34.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared with $14.3 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Dollar-Based Net Retention Rate: Ping Identity’s dollar-based net retention rate on June 30, 2021 was 111%. The Company calculates dollar-based net retention rate as ending ARR for the current reporting period from customers with associated ending ARR for the same period last year, divided by ending ARR for the same period last year.

* Please refer to the section titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” and the tables within this press release which contain explanations and reconciliations of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Announced several new solutions, including PingOne for Individuals, which leverages the ShoCard acquisition to provide users superior privacy and control over their identity, reducing the burden of regulatory and compliance requirements by letting users manage their own personal data; and PingAuthorize, which enables enterprises to dynamically centralize authorization for better security and comply with privacy regulations.
  • Acquired SecuredTouch, a leader in consumer fraud and bot detection, to mitigate risk with the customer use case in the PingOne Cloud Platform.
  • Named Jason Wolf as Chief Revenue Officer. Wolf was a highly accomplished sales leader at SAP with in-depth experience with go-to-market strategy, sales performance, customer success and operations of global field organizations. He will oversee Ping Identity’s global team of worldwide sales and revenue, channels, customer success, operations and enablement.
  • Hosted the 12th annual Identiverse conference – the identity industry conference founded by Ping Identity Chief Executive Officer, Andre Durand – to foster the adoption of identity security and unite professionals serving the industry.
  • Ended the second quarter with 279 customers with more than $250,000 in ARR, representing a 15% year-over-year growth rate in that customer cohort.
  • Recognized as the Best Identity Management Solution for the Ping Intelligent Identity® Platform by the 2021 SC Awards Europe.

Commenting on the Company’s financial results, Raj Dani, Ping Identity’s Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are pleased with our strong performance in the second quarter, resulting from the improving demand environment and increased adoption of PingOne in the enterprise, with SaaS ARR now representing more than 20% of our total ARR. Our 19% ARR growth once again accelerated on a sequential quarter basis, and our record $44.0 million of net cash provided by operating activities in the first half of 2021 was driven by stronger than expected sales activity and collections.

“These first half results give us confidence in our ability to continue to outperform in the second half of 2021. We plan to continue investing in our cloud and channel solutions to enable zero trust, seamless digital experiences, and passwordless authentication,” added Dani.

CTI Global recognised by Ping Identity

CTI Global recognised by Ping Identity

TI Global, an IT services company focused on Digital Transformation and Identity Access Management, announced that it has achieved a Delivery Approved Elite Level designation with Ping Identity, an identity solution for the enterprise. With this designation, CTI Global has demonstrated its excellence and proven customer success in building a sustainable Ping Identity consulting practice.

“Our synergies with Ping Identity continue to grow with the increased need for IAM technology and engineering expertise in North America and abroad,” said Luis Davila, CEO of CTI Global. “CTI is committed to investing in our Ping Identity practice to provide consultative and technological support for our mutual clients.”

Becoming part of the Ping Identity Delivery Approved program is a continual commitment to uphold the highest implementation standards for all Ping related Identity and Access Management initiatives. Delivery Approved offers partners four levels of earned designation signifying achievements in deploying Ping Identity solutions, specifically through contributions to customer success, referenceable deployments, robust skill sets and diverse deployments spanning on-premise, hosted cloud and hybrid environments. Ping Identity Delivery Approved program benefits include access to Ping Identity experts in IAM and advanced technical enablement, referral opportunities, marketing resources, as well as workforce, customer, and innovator specialization tracks.

Ted Balfour, Managing Director of IAM, stated, “CTI Global is proud to have achieved this important milestone of Delivery Approved Elite Status. Working with Ping Identity for over a decade, we feel that the delivery approved program has been an outstanding method to enhance and validate our capabilities and skills, while at the same time demonstrating to clients and prospects the strength of the Ping Identity and CTI Global partnership.”

“Ping Identity is the identity champion for digital enterprises, supplying the tools and capabilities to effectively secure their modern, identity-based perimeters,” said Beth Drew, Vice President, Global Channels at Ping Identity. “We’re proud to recognize CTI Global as a trusted advisor in deploying Ping Identity solutions. Together we enrich the daily lives of our customers and provide them with frictionless, best-in-class Identity and Access Management solutions.”