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Symplified Unveils Enhancements To Identity And Access Management Platform

Solution spans both cloud and on-premise user stores
SAN DIEGO, California, Burton Group Catalyst Conference, July 28, 2010 – Symplified, the Cloud security company, today announced a new provisioning fabric for its SinglePoint identity and access management (IAM) solution. These new capabilities – Symplified Sync™, Symplified Identity Vault™ and the SinglePoint Virtual Directory™ – provide centralized, one-to-many capabilities for managing and synchronizing user identities regardless of whether they reside in on-premises IT infrastructures or cloud applications. In addition, the Symplified Identity Vault™ for Google and Salesforce.com transforms these two cloud applications into a cloud directory service for managing user accounts and serving as an authentication mechanism for other applications.

“Cloud computing is forcing a major disruption in identity management, since hosted applications are outside the reach of on-premises identity and access management systems,” said Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security & Risk Management for Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) a leading industry analyst and consulting firm. “Companies with existing directory infrastructures like Active Directory want to ease the adoption of cloud computing if they can do so safely, avoiding additional expense and management burdens wherever possible. Meanwhile, smaller firms that rely on cloud-based resources to run their business are looking for a way to centralize and streamline access management and user account administration. Symplified addresses both of these requirements with their new provisioning capabilities.”

Virtual Directory Spans Enterprise and Cloud Identities

To enable organizations to query multiple identity silos in order to centrally enforce access management policies for all applications, the SinglePoint Virtual Directory unifies on-premises and cloud user repositories. The SinglePoint Virtual Directory provides normalization, attribute mapping, data transformation and support for a wide range of LDAP and RDBMS systems as well as cloud services. For example, this capability would allow a company to enforce access control policies for a web portal of applications using Active Directory for employees, Sun LDAP for partners, and Salesforce.com for customers and prospects. This core integration technology provided by the SinglePoint platform eliminates the need to:

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