Ping Identity Delivers PSD2 and Open Banking Compliance Solution and Best Practices to Help Firms Prepare for Regulatory Start in 2018

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Financial services firms and Payment Service Providers (PSP), such as credit card providers and retailers, face compliance initiatives set forth by government entities in the European Union. Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announces its range of comprehensive solutions and key resources, including – blogs, a webinar, a downloadable eBook, technical solution guide and conference sessions / speaking events – for these organisations to gain competitive advantage while achieving the required compliance with the early 2018 regulatory deadlines.

To support its customers’ need for regulatory compliance, Ping delivers a modern approach to open banking, with IAM as the foundation. The company has delivered advice and best practices to inform and educate firms about these mandates and to specify an IAM architecture, optimised for a balance of compliance, financial-grade security and seamless user experiences. Working with partners and industry thought leaders, Ping has created webinars, whitepapers and related assets to educate and advise firms on these and other regulatory mandates.

PSD2, designed to create more competition and stimulate innovation in the banking sector, requires Account Servicing Payment Service Providers (ASPSPs), including banks, building societies and credit unions, to expose open APIs (Application Program Interfaces) to allow other banks and third-parties to access customer account information, when the customer has given their consent. The UK’s Open Banking Standard is expected to adopt OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect (OIDC) as the authentication and authorisation standards for open banking APIs. Ping’s longstanding commitment to standards, its participation in the organisations who create and certify standards, and its adoption of these standards in it’s leading IAM products uniquely positions the company to help customers achieve PSD2 and open banking compliance.

Ping has a variety of activities and content available for customers to accelerate their compliance initiatives, including:

Upcoming webinar called “Architecting a Digital Strategy for PSD2 and Open Banking” with Martin Kuppinger of KuppingerCole, May 16. Click here to register
A new eBook for PSD2 and Open Banking, “Transform Challenge into Opportunity with Identity and Access Management,” free for download
A series of blogs with thought leadership and practical advice. Click here to subscribe.
Technical Solution Guide that outlines needed architecture to implement financial-grade API security for PSD2 and open banking compliance
Conference sessions at the upcoming Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), the premier industry event focused on Identity. CIS 2017 will be held in Chicago from June 19-22, 2017

“In times of disruption in technology, a standards-based approach provides confidence for long term success. This is why Ping is so excited to partner with banks, credit companies and retailers to deliver standards-based solutions for PSD2 and open banking compliance,” said Phil Allen, VP of EMEA for Ping Identity. “With OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect as authentication and authorisation recommended standards, Ping is set to lead as no other company can. Our team remains active in driving the standards that make business work.”

Ping’s IAM solution, the Ping Identity Platform, provides federated single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), access security, directory and data governance. To solve for the specific challenges of open banking, it can:

Issue tokens based on strong customer authentication and consent.
Store identity, policy and consent data necessary to issue properly scoped access tokens to third party providers.
Act at each API to validate and introspect the submitted access tokens, supplying necessary identity and scoping contexts to payments and accounts APIs
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