Ping Identity Platform Upgrades September 2016

At the end of last month, Ping Identity released PingFederate 8.2, PingAccess 4.1 and enhancements to PingID to the world. It’s the second major release this year, with significant improvements that should make you want to immediately upgrade your PingFederate environment to utilize the new features and capabilities, as well as enhanced capabilities of PingID Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

It’s no secret that Ping technology just works. Once it is deployed, it is out of sight and out of mind for most IT teams. If you are running older versions of PingFederate, it’s time to start planning an upgrade to remain current. As part of your planning, you need to take inventory of your current deployment to determine the level of complexity.

PEGRight know’s your IAM projects are critical to keeping employees productive and your customers happy. We would like to offer our services to help you adapt to the changes to the Ping Identity Platform. All without causing interruption in your business and to keep costly time consuming upgrades from getting in the way of your many IT projects.

In an effort to guarantee your identity and access management strategy is a success, we can help! Please review our Ping Upgrade Services Data Sheet for more information.

PEGRight can offer:

  • Assistance with a smooth installation on the upgrades
  • If needed on-site or a remote engineer to train and walk you and your team through updates, fixes and questions
  • Staff augmentation to assist your already busy team with a seamless upgrade

We’ve put together our list that can influence the amount of time needed for an upgrade:

  • The current version of software: Have you stayed current with PingFederate releases or are you jumping major versions – PingFederate 5.x, PingFederate 6.x or PingFederate 7.x?
  • The number of PingFederate servers deployed: How many production servers have been deployed? How many development and test servers have been deployed?
  • The number of out of the box adapters and integration kits: How many IdP integrations have you deployed? How many SP integrations have you deployed?
  • The number of custom adapters: How much have you customized your PingFederate deployment?
  • The number of connections: How many IdP and/or SP connections have been deployed?

All of these factors can drive the level of effort required to upgrade all of your PingFederate environments, which may not be in your current plan. It is well worth the effort, as you modernize your IAM architecture to meet new business requirements being driven by BYOD, mobile apps, and customer and partner facing use cases. If you are tight on resources or short on expertise and just don’t have the time to upgrade, contact us, we can help.

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