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Brian Czarny

Brian Czarny

Brian Czarny is a veteran product management and marketing executive who has helped build and grow several leading cloud security vendors, and spearheaded the go-to-market strategy for one of the industry’s first security as a service providers. As vice president of marketing at Symplified, Brian is responsible for all corporate, brand, and product-related marketing activities and product management. Brian joined Symplified from Webroot, a leading global provider of security solutions for business, consumer and mobile users. At Webroot he served as vice president of product management and vice president of solutions marketing, playing a key role in Webroot’s successful transition from on-premise security solutions to cloud-based services. Previously, Brian was vice president of marketing for Code Green Networks, a leading provider of data-loss prevention solutions for SMBs. Before that he was vice president of product management and marketing for cloud security pioneer MessageLabs (acquired by Symantec in December 2009). Brian is a recognized security industry commentator who has been quoted in major business, technology, broadcast, and social media outlets around the world. Brian holds a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.

Teaming Up on Identity and Access Management

In the era of the extended enterprise, fewer boundaries exist thanks to continuous innovations in cloud and mobile technologies, and the mix of users whose identities an organization needs to manage is expanding. Identity management is no longer just about employees, but also contractors, customers and partners. Symplified was founded on the principle that identity Read More

Preventing Side-Door Access – New Resources

One of the most common concerns we hear from prospective customers is that their users frequently bypass IT controls to access applications directly. This has a snowball effect that begins with the compliance headache IT experiences and continues on to the security risks associated with exposing their company’s network and proprietary data. We call this Read More

Data in the Cloud: A Love-Hate Relationship

Despite security concerns, a third of all enterprises place highly sensitive data in the cloud. That’s according to Forrester Consulting, which surveyed IT admins at more than 700 enterprises on our behalf. Nearly half of respondents also don’t think that their existing identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure will be able to provide single sign-on Read More

Forrester Names Symplified a Wave Leader in Enterprise Cloud IAM

We’re pleased to report that Symplified was named a leader in Forrester Research Inc.’s Q3 2012 “Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management” report. Ranked first in Access to SaaS and On-premise Applications, we also topped the charts in User Repositories, Top Implementation Partners, and Overall Strategy. Forrester analysts Andras Cser and Eve Maler Read More

Social Identity Conditions our Work Behaviors

As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to accessing a wide range of cloud services from Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon via the single identity tools they offer. Facebook Connect has been incorporated into over 5 million Drupal websites allowing users to leverage their FB credentials to login and authenticate, and Instagram leverages users’ pre-existing Apple ID Read More

Changing WAM Implementation Cost

 Guest commentary: Martin Gee, CTO, ICSynergy “How much does it cost to implement?” One of the critical decision factors in purchasing a software solution for your business today is not just the cost of the software itself, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) of that solution, including the cost of implementation. Back in the Read More

Sunshine Compliance With Symplified

In Q4 of 2011, a large pharmaceuticals customer of Symplified approached us to help them meet their compliance needs for the “Sunshine Act” (sometimes referred to as “Sunshine Laws”), under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (“PPACA”).  The Sunshine Act requires pharmaceutical companies to publicly report on direct spending with doctors to promote their drugs. The reasoning goes Read More

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Single Sign-On (SSO) Buyers Guide

How is your enterprise managing the need for secure single sign-on across cloud applications and mobile devices? Download a Free copy of Symplified's Buyer's Guide to Single Sign-On (SSO).


Forrester Research – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management

Download a FREE copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), Q3 2012.


Forrester Research – “Build an Identity and Access Management Strategy”

Download a FREE copy of this recent Forrester Research report to use as a roadmap for delivering security, productivity and cost savings with IAM.