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[December 18, 2013]

Axalta Selects ForgeRock to Support New E-Commerce Platform

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

ForgeRock Inc., the leading open platform provider of identity relationship management (IRM) solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Axalta Coating Systems to support the development of its new e-commerce platform. Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is transforming its customer portal to create a personalized e-commerce experience for its global and diverse customer base in the automotive, transportation, general industrial and architectural and decorative sectors.

Axalta reported over four billion dollars in annual revenue in 2012, operates 35 manufacturing plants around world, seven research and development centers on four continents and 42 customer training centers. To support the needs of its growing operations and 120,000 customers in 130 countries, Axalta is building out a new e-commerce platform that reflects a global and mobile workforce that needs access to information quickly and seamlessly from any device in any location. The ForgeRock Open Identity Stack (OIS), which is designed with a focus on the next generation of identity relationship management, will offer the essential foundation for Axalta's e-commerce platform. With OIS, Axalta is able to quickly design and deploy a modern, agile, scalable identity and access management platform to support current and next generation services and strategies.

"As the leader in identity services for the modern Web, ForgeRock was a clear choice to support our IT infrastructure as we build out our new platforms and identity management and access environment," said Jon Bergman, global director of enterprise applications and governance at Axalta. "We selected ForgeRock as our technology partner because of their understanding of identity and access management in today's global and mobile economy. Open Identity Stack is the relationship management solution that was essential in creating a highly secure, and scalable and latest generation e-commerce platform for our diverse network of customers and extensive business operations."


The ForgeRock OIS is the only unified, 100 percent open source identity stack to secure applications and services across private, hybrid, and public clouds, as well as SaaS (News - Alert), mobile, and enterprise systems. ForgeRock's simple-to-deploy architecture provides the scalability and flexibility required for Axalta to build meaningful relationships with a global customer base across a variety of industries while continuing to deliver innovative coating systems around the world.

"In choosing ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack, Axalta reaffirms that there is a shift in the market and identity management is about more than just access, it's about building strong relationships," said Mike Ellis, CEO, ForgeRock. "Our forward-looking approach to identity management provides Axalta with the speed and scalability needed to deploy a secure user-focused e-commerce experience."

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About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global provider of liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial and selected architectural and decorative customers. Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, will continue to build on over 145 years of experience in the coatings industry. For more information visit www.axaltacoatingsystems.com

About ForgeRock

ForgeRock creates identity relationship management solutions for the modern Web including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and enterprise and mobile environments. ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform. ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world's largest companies and government organizations. For more information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at www.twitter.com/forgerock.


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