The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has once again recognized ForgeRock for its strong security capabilities. The organization has granted SOC Type II Certification to the ForgeRock Identity Cloud solution, following an independent audit carried out by the IT specialists at Schellman & Company.
The news comes only six months after ForgeRock received SOC 2 Type 1 Certification, and indicates that the company has continued to live up to a high security standard. The Certification is reserved for companies that are able to store and process personal information in a secure and confidential manner, and protect the privacy of their users while doing so.
The Identity Cloud itself is an access management solution geared toward the enterprise. It can be used for both physical and logistical access control, and can therefore provide coverage for modern hybrid workspaces with multiple locations and a large number of remote employees. The Software-as-a-Service offering was designed to be as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, so that businesses can install it (and employees can log in) without too much hassle.
“ForgeRock is committed to ensuring our customer’s data is managed with the highest standard of security and compliance,” said ForgeRock CISO Russ Kirby. “Our SOC 2 Type II and SOC 2 Type I certifications illustrate our ongoing work to help ensure security and compliance across our global customer base.”
ForgeRock also obtained ISO 27001 Certification back in September of 2020. The Identity Cloud, meanwhile, was listed on the Google Cloud Marketplace in April, shortly after the initial SOC 2 Type 1 Certification. The company has since hired a new Senior Vice President of Engineering and a new Chief People Officer, and released a Consumer Identity Breach Report that showed a massive uptick in the number of breaches attributed to usernames and passwords. ForgeRock believes its Identity Cloud can help meet the demand for stronger security solutions.
September 1, 2021 – by Eric Weiss