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How Symplified’s Customers Avoided the Heartbleed Bug Altogether

What is the Heartbleed bug?

Since OpenSSL is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS, two thirds of Internet websites were affected by Heartbleed, including sites such as social media, banks, hobby sites, company websites, etc.  This bug allows hackers to access any data you are transmitting to a site, such as your social security number, logins and/or passwords. The Heartbleed bug, a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cyrpotgraphic software library, affected most of the Internet and its underlying infrastructure this week, particularly compromising the secret keys used to identify names and passwords of users and sensitive information such as email contents. Fixed OpenSSL has been released and deployed to patch this bug.

 Symplified – a step ahead

Symplified, as a trusted Identity and Access Management (IAM) vendor, takes all security threats very seriously.  We have a responsibility to disclose any security vulnerabilities that may have affected any version of our products that have shipped over the years, as well as how we have addressed the vulnerability and will work to avoid future vulnerabilities.  Fortunately, none of Symplified’s customers were impacted because Symplified runs the Identity Router virtual appliance as a very tightly-controlled software product inaccessible outside of the Symplified corporate network. Because of our rigorous review processes, as well as the discipline of our software development and network operations teams, Symplified’s platform was not threatened by the Heartbleed bug.

Why customers trust Symplified

Security never makes the headlines until it fails, however, Symplified’s fully managed service ensures your applications and data remain secure, even in times of threats or attacks.  Customers can rely on Symplified to protect their critical business resources due to our identity and access management expertise, tightly controlled environment and defined processes that allow us to prevent and react quickly as new threats arise.

About Symplified

Symplified has the expertise, experience and discipline to protect your most important corporate data with a fully managed, single, centralized cloud IAM platform that secures users, applications and data, while future-proofing your IAM solution to ensure the latest security practices and updates are applied to prevent exactly these types of attacks.  Please visit www.symplified.com for more information.

 

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