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Haemonetics Secures Access to SaaS Applications with Ping Identity

Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, today announced that Haemonetics Corp. (NYSE:HAE), a medical device company focused on blood processing and collection systems, selected PingOne to provide simple and secure employee access to all of the company’s SaaS apps and integrate with the company’s Active Directory. With PingOne, Haemonetics was able to increase employee productivity and ensure regulatory compliance.

"Ping Identity provides everything I was looking for in an identity security solution. As my team can verify, I have high standards when it comes to security,” said Ravi Thatavarthy, director of global IT security and policy, Haemonetics. “PingOne supports industry standards such as SAML, OpenID and SCIM, and it eliminates the risks of storing passwords or duplicate accounts in the cloud. It also helped focus our IT department on creating a great user experience in all that we do. Increasing employee productivity and satisfaction has helped us drive more value to the company’s bottom line and our secure SaaS solution has reinforced our reputation as an IT team that cares.”

As a public company, Haemonetics is faced with governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) requirements that require tight control over security and identity management. While cloud solutions offer exceptional benefits in cost and performance, Haemonetics was reluctant to move its 4,000-employee user-base to SaaS business applications because of the risk of exposing sensitive user data. The company needed a security solution that would scale with its need to expand the use of business applications to users without the burden of multiple login credentials.

Haemonetics chose PingOne, Ping Identity’s cloud-based SSO solution, to provide its workforce access to the company’s SaaS applications through one secure connection. The solution integrates with Haemonetics’ Active Directory (comprising multiple domains and trusts) and provides IT-controlled access to all of the company’s SaaS apps. PingOne also supports hundreds of SaaS applications, including all the ones Haemonetics initially required (ADP, Benefitfocus, Concur, Cornerstone, Salesforce.com, WebEx) plus others the company plans to add in the near future.

PingOne’s rapid deployment capabilities help Haemonetics add new apps to the network in a matter of hours. The solution has helped Haemonetics increase employee productivity, allowing employees to use their corporate ID and password for all applications and reduce IT workload because of the decrease in help-desk login problem calls. The solution has also helped the company streamline its user account management processes, fulfilling compliance requirements.

“PingOne’s support of industry standards such as SAML, OpenID and SCIM, along with its rapid deployment and ability to support all SaaS applications, makes it an ideal solution for companies such as Haemonetics,” explained Bill Dedrick, president, Ping Identity. “Our solution also has the ability to scale as Haemonetics continues to grow. With their expected expansion of 10 to 20 more SaaS applications in the short term, we know PingOne will help them grow in a secure and streamlined way.”

About Haemonetics

Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions for our customers. Together, our devices and consumables, information technology platforms, and consulting services deliver a suite of business solutions to help our customers improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare for blood collectors, hospitals, and patients around the world. Our technologies address important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services. To learn more about Haemonetics, visit our web site at http://www.haemonetics.com.

About Ping Identity | The Identity Security Company

Ping Identity believes secure professional and personal identities underlie human progress in a connected world. Our identity and access management platform gives enterprise customers and employees one-click access to any application from any device. Over 1,000 companies, including half of the Fortune 100, rely on our award-winning products to make the digital world a better experience for hundreds of millions of people. Visit pingidentity.com for more information.

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