Out of Norway, ForgeRock, the open source vendor behind the I3 Open Identity Platform, today announced it has received $7 million from Accel partners. ForgeRock’s products are mainly used for identity management in authentication, access management, user entitlements, federation, and identity lifecycle management.

The I³ products family maintained by ForgeRock includes OpenAM (access manager), OpenIDM (identity manager), and OpenDJ (java directory service) among others. ForgeRock technology is built on open standards and deployed by a global network of system integrator, consulting and training partners.

Existing subscription customers include known names such as: Thomson Reuters, BSkyB, News International, Nokia Siemens Networks, Betfair, AOL, Toyota, Wirecard, Aberdeen Asset Management, and other well known brands.

“We think identity management is a crucial issue for most businesses as they struggle to deliver appropriate information and application support to employees, partners, and customers via a combination of datacenters, the cloud, PCs, and mobile devices. We were very impressed by the customer feedback we received about ForgeRock. Customers and channel partners repeatedly referred to the exceptional breadth, scalability and reliability of ForgeRock’s products as well as the expertiseand responsiveness of the management team,” said Bruce Golden, Partner, at Accel Partners.