In this interview, Ping Identity CEO/Founder, Andre Durand discusses the recent Trustgenix acquisition, the state of Federated idenity (are we still waiting for the big bang?), and the ideas behind starting Ping.
The next five years might be characterized by the entire ID management stack becoming standardized, where the interfaces between everything are standards. What's interesting about all of this is while you have a tightly integrated, proprietary suite from the vendors on the one hand, which is very self-serving, on the other hand, you have almost the opposite thing happening: a modular, loosely-coupled stack with standards in between.
With this, companies can pick and choose best-of-breed authentication and tie it to best-of-breed policy, where all of the vendor products are interoperable. Therein lies the big, long-term opportunity for Ping because we started at the beginning of this modularization.