Let’s Hope It Works *This* Time

Well, this is a big one for the identity industry. Two stalwarts becoming one.

>> Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of ForgeRock; Combines ForgeRock into Ping Identity

As someone who was there and in the thick of it during the last big merger of identity players, I wish all my (too many to tag) friends at ForgeRock and Ping Identity all the best, good luck, and a strong stomach.

Combining two product suites that have this much history and strength isn’t easy. There will be difficult decisions and even more difficult conversations ahead. The key is to have strong leadership with a clear vision for the future and a relentless commitment to helping your customers. Few would be up to that task, but Andre Durand is one of the few in this world who could.

Cheers to all of you, buckle up, and enjoy the ride!