ForgeRock Completes Successful First Year, Acquires ApexIdentity

By Forgerock As, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

ApexIdentity Founders Join ForgeRock Leadership Team

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 14, 2011 - ForgeRock today described its outstandingly successful first year of
operations delivering open source, standards-based identity platform
solutions to high-scale customers, and started the new year with news that
web identity pioneer ApexIdentity are merging with ForgeRock, bringing both
technology and key skills to the company.

ForgeRock was started in February 2010 as a self-funded company by
seasoned technology industry professionals, and is now one year old. In its
first year:

    - ForgeRock did business with 35 customers in 10 countries
    - Global turnover exceeded $2M US and continues to grow
    - The company has grown to 35 employees who between them speak at least
      14 languages
    - ForgeRock has 80 consulting and training partners globally
    - The company is now incorporated in the US, UK, France and Norway and
      has five office locations
    - ForgeRock joined the Kantara Initiative, working on federated
      identity standards
    - ForgeRock secured the future of two open source projects, federated
      access manager OpenAM and LDAP server OpenDJ, and contributed new code
      and features to produce new releases of both
    - ForgeRock created and launched one new open source project, identity
      provisioning system OpenIDM

ForgeRock has now started its second year of operations, and is pleased
to announce that ApexIdentity ( will be joining
ForgeRock effective today, bringing their expertise in identity and access
management to the projects that comprise ForgeRock's I3 platform. In
particular, their great work on OAuth 2.0 will be adapted and contributed to
the OpenAM project, maintaining its reputation as the leading open source
system for access management. Founders Jamie Nelson and Paul Bryan will join
ForgeRock's leadership team with responsibility for the overall I3 platform
vision and execution.

"After an exhilarating first year, ForgeRock now has a strong base of
resources of all kinds to deliver its reliable, scalable, open source
identity solutions to customers throughout the US, as we have already in
Europe" said CEO Lasse Andresen.

"ApexIdentity and ForgeRock make an ideal team to address the demanding
identity market," said ApexIdentity CEO Jamie Nelson. "The combination of
standards and open source delivers unbeatable flexibility and reliability,
but without the lock-in of proprietary solutions."

About ForgeRock: A global company with bases in the UK, USA and Norway,
ForgeRock is committed to continuity of innovation and service for the
existing and new open source interaction, identity, and integration software
found within the I3 platform. ForgeRock provides customers with
enterprise-class subscriptions for the platform as well as training and
access to an extensive partner community. For more information, visit

Note to Journalists: ForgeRock CEO Lasse Andresen and ApexIdentity CEO
Jamie Nelson are both available for interview at the RSA Conference.

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