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PING IDENTITY IMPROVES IDENTITY MANAGEMENT FOR DB SCHENKER

Having a modern and secure authentication service is a key component on the journey to Digital Transformation and is something DB Schenker recognised it needed . Eberhard Haug , CISO , DB Schenker , tells us how it – a world-leading global logistics provider – centralised Identity Access Management ( IAM ) for over 300,000 DB Schenker employees , contractors , partners and customers worldwide . The company wanted to extend its Identity and Access Management ( IAM ) infrastructure to secure employee access and take advantage of the cloud , and it found the answer in Ping Identity ’ s offering . ing Identity , the

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Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise , has centralised Identity Access Management ( IAM ) for over 300,000 DB Schenker employees , contractors , partners and customers . The successful project , conducted in partnership with iC Consult , streamlined the management of critical security policies and enhanced secure access and authentication to business applications .
DB Schenker is one of the world ’ s leading global logistics providers , with 2,100 locations and more than 76,900 employees across the globe . The company supports the exchange of goods through land transport , worldwide air and ocean freight . After identifying the need for a more secure and modern authentication service , DB Schenker saw an opportunity to accelerate a Digital Transformation initiative and provide more streamlined access to resources for its workforce , partners and customers .
“ The goal was to extend our existing Identity and Access Management ( IAM ) infrastructure to secure employee access and take advantage of the cloud ,” said James Naughton , Head of Identity Management at DB Schenker .
“ In the past , we needed to invest significant time and resources to develop integrations , but now we simply configure the system and can deliver technically complete interaction in 30 minutes , decreasing effort by 75 %.”
Working closely with iC Consult , IAM consultant and systems integrator , DB Schenker used Ping Identity to provide the authentication and authorisation capabilities needed to deliver a consolidated and centralised identity management service . The project utilised PingFederate , PingAccess , PingID , PingOne and PingDirectory , impacted over 300,000 identities and involved the migration of 50 business applications to the new authentication service .
“ DB Schenker ’ s identity team can now centrally manage critical security
Eberhard Haug , CISO , DB Schenker policies and control access and authentication to their applications ,” said Naughton .
“ The addition of FIDO2-enabled riskbased two-step authentication allows us to provide an even higher level of security for access to the DB Schenker IT landscape , creating peace of mind for both our team , partners and customers .”
Eberhard Haug , CISO , DB Schenker , tells us more about Ping Identity ’ s offering , its benefits and how it has improved the organisation ’ s identity management capabilities . www . intelligentciso . com
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