|[May 02, 2012]
Symplified Introduces Identity as a Service Platform for Cloud Service Providers
BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
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Symplified®, the Cloud
Identity Company, today announced Symplified
Structure™ which enables telcos, cloud service providers, cloud
application brokers, and cloud application hosting companies to
seamlessly integrate identity
and access management (IAM) across their suite of cloud services.
Symplified Structure is an instantiation of Symplified's core platform
that unifies identity management, access control, auditing, and user
provisioning across existing public/private cloud services and SaaS (News - Alert)
marketplaces. This fully embedded offering also allows service providers
to deliver the convenience of secure single-sign
on (SSO) from any device to support the skyrocketing use of personal
mobile devices (BYOD) within enterprises.
GoGrid, one of the world's leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
providers, leverages Symplified
Structure to let customers benefit from IAM
as a component of its cloud solutions. "Symplified Structure will allow
our customers to take advantage of even more security, integration, and
developer capabilities within the GoGrid platform," said Jeffrey
Samuels, chief marketing officer for GoGrid. "With Symplified,
enterprise customers can seamlessly link existing data center assets
like Active Directory and Web apps with resources hosted within the
GoGrid cloud to unify their on-premises and cloud IT infrastructures."
Embeddable Cloud Identity for Service Providers
Built on the same proven and award winning IAM platform that protects
more than 4 million identities, Symplified Structure can be bundled or
embedded into any service provider datacenter and private-label branded.
It can also be delivered via the Symplified Trust Cloud™ that
ishosted on the global, massively scalable Amazon Web Services
infrastructure. Meanwhile, the unique Symplified Cloud Fabric® ecosystem
provides a vast array of options for deployment, billing, payment,
multi-factor authentication, and more.
"Identity and access management is just as important for externally
hosted applications. For those companies looking for turnkey
capabilities, service provider-delivered IAM is an important option,"
noted Mark Diodati, research vice president of Gartner. "IAM must be
available and easily integrated in order to be effective."
Unlike standalone, federation-only software toolkits, Symplified
Structure uses a unique gateway architecture that allows service
providers to easily incorporate cloud IAM into their product portfolios
without recoding. This enables service providers to rapidly enter the
large and rapidly growing cloud IAM market without the need to build an
infrastructure from scratch. Symplified Structure delivers the following
capabilities and benefits:
For Service Providers
1) Instant entry into fastest growing cloud infrastructure market
Proven IAM technology and operational expertise currently in use by
leading security and cloud service providers
3) White label option
for consistent branding and cross selling of cloud services
revenue streams from cloud IAM capabilities and cloud-enabling storage,
integration and infrastructure apps
5) Unifies access management
for bundling a portfolio of multiple cloud apps
6) Complete set of
APIs that simplify complexity of building identity aware applications
For End Users
1) Provides a unified user experience with SSO and identity federation
across all applications
2) Centralizes identity and user management
through synchronization with on-premises and cloud identity data stores
including Active Directory, LDAP, SQL, Google, Salesforce.com, Facebook (News - Alert)
3) Combines policy-based provisioning with delegated and
self-service administration capabilities to automate account management
for hundreds, thousands, and even millions of users
4) Meets audit
and control requirements for customers subject to regulatory compliance
mandates such as HIPAA/HITECH, SOX, PCI (News - Alert) DSS, etc.
strong authentication that can be applied per application and when
insecure access device or network is detected
6) Supports end
customers' employees, business partners, and customers on any device,
including mobile phones and tablets (iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, and
Android devices, etc.)
"The cloud revolution is happening fast and it's happening now. By
allowing service providers to offer cloud identity and access management
and embed these capabilities in their products, we are radically
reducing the barrier to cloud adoption," said Eric Olden, CEO and
founder of Symplified. "Now telcos, hosting companies, cloud service
providers and cloud brokers can accelerate their go to market strategies
using Symplified's proven fourth generation cloud IAM platform.
Symplified Structure is in use by some of the most successful security
and cloud providers in the world and we are now making it available to
the broader market."
Pricing and Availability
Symplified Structure is available immediately as an embedded third party
application from Symplified, or as a white label service with an OEM
agreement. Pricing is based on number of users and/or applications.
About Symplified | The Cloud Identity Company
Symplified provides seamless identity and access management across
cloud, web and mobile apps used by employees, partners and customers.
Symplified protects more than 4 million identities for customers in the
healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and telecommunications
industries. The Symplified service and its Trust Fabric® App
Store unifies access management, federated single sign-on, auditing and
user management across any access device. It can be delivered securely
either on-premises or across its unique Cloud Fabric® deployment
platform via the Symplified Trust Cloud™ which is hosted on
the global, massively scalable Amazon Web Services infrastructure. The
company has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, CRN, Network
World, the RSA (News - Alert) conference, SINET 16, AlwaysOn 100 and others for its
innovations. The Symplified management team created web access
management market originator Securant and the ClearTrust product, which
was acquired by RSA Security (News - Alert). The company has received financing from
Allegis Capital, Granite Ventures, Ignition Partners and Quest Software.
Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. Visit us on the web at www.symplified.com.
©Symplified, Inc. 2012. Symplified and Symplified Structure are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Symplified, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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