ForgeRock Named "Cool Vendor" in Report From Leading Analyst Firm

By Forgerock As, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OSLO, Norway, May 25, 2011 -

ForgeRock, the open source identity-oriented middleware company, has been
named a "Cool Vendor" in a new report from Gartner Inc. The April 21,
report by Ray Wagner, John Girard, Gregg Kreizman, Ant Allan, Earl
and Perry Carpenter is entitled "Cool Vendors in Identity and Access
Management, 2011" and recommends that chief information security officers and
other security professionals should familiarize themselves with the vendors
and with the potential business benefits they offer. Vendors selected for the
"Cool Vendor" report are innovative, impactful and intriguing, according to

ForgeRock offers subscriptions enabling deployment of the open source and
standards-compliant software from the I3 Open Platform with excellent and
timely support, ongoing innovation and the flexibility and freedoms that only
open source can deliver. I3 - a vision for a comprehensive identity,
integration and interaction platform - currently embraces highly scalable
enterprise identity oriented middleware in independently usable yet
"integrate-able" components:

- OpenAM provides authentication, authorization, federation and single
sign-on services;

- OpenDJ provides a robust, capable LDAP server which is nonetheless
embeddable and platform independent;

- OpenIDM provides a rapidly evolving identity provisioning solution;

- the OpenPortal programme delivers software and know-how for using
these systems with a range of content management systems and portals.

"ForgeRock is honoured to have been recognised by Gartner," said Lasse
, CEO at ForgeRock. "This recognition crowns a remarkable year where
ForgeRock has seen over 35 companies purchasing subscriptions."

About ForgeRock: A global company with bases in the USA and Europe,
ForgeRock was founded with the vision to create a full open source platform
for the creation of interactive web and cloud solutions using identity
throughout and with integration of enterprise applications - the I3 Open
Platform. Today ForgeRock is delivering mission-critical subscriptions for
identity-oriented middleware in the I3 platform globally to brand-name
companies. For more information, visit

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process: Gartner's listing does
not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area,
but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors,
products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or
implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or
solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do
before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology
for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or
curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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