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Symplified Launches Identity as a Service Platform for Service Providers

Boulder, Colorado-based identity and access management firm Symplified, on Wednesday announced “Symplified Structure”, a platform that enables telcos, cloud service providers, cloud application brokers, and cloud application hosting companies to integrate identity and access management (IAM) into their cloud services offerings.

Symplified Structure utilizes Symplified’s core platform that unifies identity management, access control, auditing, and user provisioning across existing public/private cloud services and SaaS marketplaces and can be deployed into any service provider datacenter and private-label branded.

Symplified LogoThe offering also allows service providers to deliver the convenience of secure single-sign on (SSO) from any device to support the increased use of personal mobile devices (BYOD) within enterprises.

It can also be delivered via the Symplified Trust Cloud which integrates Symplified technology with Amazon Web Services.

“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.”

The company explained that Symplified Structure uses a gateway architecture that allows service providers to easily incorporate cloud IAM into their product portfolios the need to re-code applications.

Symplified Structure delivers the following capabilities and benefits:

For Service Providers

1 - Proven IAM technology and operational expertise currently in use by leading security and cloud service providers 2

2 - White label option for consistent branding and cross selling of cloud services

3 - New revenue streams from cloud IAM capabilities and cloud-enabling storage, integration and infrastructure apps

4 - Unifies access management for bundling a portfolio of multiple cloud apps

5 - 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 and more

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 DSS, etc.

5 - Provides 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.” Available immediately, pricing is based on the number of users and/or applications.

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