Focal Point Wins Identity Excellence Award for Innovative Vendor Access Solution

October 29, 2019

New York, NY – Focal Point Data Risk, a leading cybersecurity services firm, today announced it received Ping Identity’s coveted Identity Excellence award in the “Better Identity Together” category. This award recognizes the innovative solution developed and deployed by Focal Point at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), providing the hospital with a unified, policy-driven approach to managing vendor identities and privileged access.

The award was first announced at Ping’s Identify 2019 conference in New York City. The award is the culmination of long-term partnership between NYP and Focal Point, which built a secure, modern IAM environment for the hospital, including deploying tools by Ping, SailPoint, and CyberArk. This award specifically recognizes a transformative follow-on initiative, first launched by Focal Point and NYP in 2018, to revolutionize how external parties access NYP systems. Focal Point developed and deployed a powerful Privileged Remote Access solution that leveraged NYP’s existing IAM infrastructure to streamline and secure vendor privileged access, giving third parties a simple and secure user interface and enabling NYP to monitor privileged activity and enforce governance controls.

“NYP already had a strong suite of IAM technology – our task was to deploy an integrated solution that would extend this secure environment to NYP’s third parties,” said Buck Bell, Executive Vice President of Technology Integration services at Focal Point. “We recognized this as a tremendous opportunity to integrate Ping, SailPoint, and CyberArk, with our Privileged Remote Access tool to deliver a first-of-its-kind solution for NYP. I’m tremendously excited to see our work, and the innovative spirit championed by the team at NYP, recognized by Ping with this award.”

Focal Point’s Privileged Remote Access solution gives organizations enhanced visibility, security, and control of third-party privileged account access. With this best-of-breed integration, organizations can improve administrative efficiency through self-service registration, attain a comprehensive view of access and its associated privileged users, and establish consistent, automated governance controls to enforce third-party access policies and monitor sensitive system activity across the entire network.

As a result of increasing demand for the solution, CyberArk now offers Focal Point’s Privileged Remote Access tool as a certified solution in the CyberArk Marketplace.

Focal Point partners with the leading solutions in IAM, IGA, and PAM, including Ping Identity, SailPoint, and CyberArk. To learn more about our Privileged Remote Access solution, or to schedule a demo, please visit


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Focal Point Data Risk, a leading cybersecurity services provider, helps companies secure the future of their business. By integrating market-leading consulting, technology integration, and cyber workforce development services, Focal Point provides an end-to-end solution for security leaders looking to future-proof their companies against threats, changing data protection laws, and growing workforce shortages. From the server room to the board room, Focal Point enables companies to build stronger, smarter, and more resilient cybersecurity programs that can scale at the pace of business growth. Focal Point works with the largest and most innovative companies in the U.S., including 6 of the top 10 companies by revenue and more than half of the Fortune 50. For more information about Focal Point, please visit