Ping Identity CEO discusses his company’s long, strange startup trip
Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand sees another opportunity to continue growing the company under private equity ownership.
What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market?
The premium Thoma Bravo paid for Ping may look steep, but there is some logic to it.
Thoma Bravo picks up Ping Identity for $2.8B in an all-cash deal
After a tough few months in the markets for Ping Identity, the enterprise identity management company today announced a big move: private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying the company and taking it pr
Yubico’s new hardware key features a fingerprint reader for passwordless logins
Yubico, the maker of hardware security keys, has unveiled the YubiKey Bio, its first key to support biometric authentication for passwordless logins and multifactor authentication (2FA) The launch of
F5 acquires cloud security startup Threat Stack for $68 million
Applications networking company F5 has announced it’s acquiring Threat Stack, a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup, for $68 million. The deal, which comes months after F5 bought mult
ForgeRock files for IPO as identity and access management business grows
ForgeRock filed its form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this morning as the identity management provider takes the next step toward its IPO. The company did not provide initial
Here comes the next IPO wave
This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Are you tired? I am. What a week. But, if you kept
Software companies are reporting a pretty good third quarter
What a difference a week makes. This time last week, in the wake of earnings from tech’s five largest American companies and early results from other software companies, it appeared that tech sh
Private equity firms can offer enterprise startups a viable exit option
Four years ago, Ping Identity was at a crossroads. A venerable player in the single sign-on market, its product was not a market leader, and after 14 years and $128 million in venture capital, it need
Cloud’s growth cycle isn’t behind us yet
Our goal is to get a handle on how two large, public SaaS players think about the world as they compete for growth and market share.
Ping Identity files for $100M IPO on Nasdaq to trade as ‘PING’
Some eight months after it was reported that Ping Identity’s owners Vista Equity had hired bankers to explore a public listing, today Ping Identity took the plunge: the Colorado-based online ID
RapidAPI nabs $25M led by Microsoft as its API marketplace cracks 10K APIs and 1M users
APIs — the lightweight programming interfaces used by developers to integrate other applications with theirs, or to help their apps integrate with others — have become an essential buildin
Ping Identity acquires stealthy API security startup Elastic Beam
At the Identiverse conference in Boston today, Ping Identity announced that it has acquired Elastic Beam, a pre-Series A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor APIs and help understand
With $6B in deals in 2016, ID management is a hot sector you may have missed
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Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition
Ping Identity announced its first acquisition since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in June for $600 million, grabbing Austin-based UnboundID for an undisclosed purchase price. The purchase,
As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?
As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next?
Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition
When I walked into a conference room last Tuesday at the Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans to interview Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand, it was my first chat with him since the company had been sold
Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security
When you hear from people who know about security, the discussion often turns to end users, who are considered the weakest link in the security chain. While IT and the powers that be struggle to secu
Ping Identity Opens Up About Its Financials As It Eyes 2017 IPO
In a discussion with TechCrunch last week, Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand and CFO Michael Sullivan detailed the company’s financial performance, including its forward projections. The
The Enterprise Silo Problem Stubbornly Persists
I’ve been writing about the enterprise for a long time, and back in the day when I was covering content management, there was forever talk about busting down content silos and putting the cont