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Arrow ECS Adds IAM, SSO Management Platform from Symplified in North America

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2011) Adding to its cloud security offerings in North America, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], today announced it has added an identity, access and single sign-on management platform from Symplified to its portfolio.

This platform enables solution providers and their customers to access secure portals for internal and external users operating independently or with existing IAM/SSO infrastructures. Further, the platform extends and enforces access security policies on both public and private clouds.

“Arrow ECS’ IAM/SSO platform complements our existing portfolio that includes cloud security assessments, security information and event management, email and web defense, and vulnerability testing, among others,” said Lee Fawcett, vice president of the North American Fusion professional services program for Arrow ECS.  “Arrow ECS is pleased to add Symplified as a cloud solution that helps customers better secure access to their applications while helping solution providers build a profitable cloud business through recurring revenue.”

Arrow ECS’ IAM/SSO platform also provides auditing and reporting capabilities to help organizations comply with regulatory mandates and monitor user activity. Arrow will offer Symplified Mobile Editionfor organizations looking to deploy enterprise IAM/SSO services to their remote workforce and external users such as customers and business partners.

“Arrow ECS is one of the industry’s leading IT distributors, serving the technology needs of both solution providers and systems integrators from coast to coast,” said Mike Corbisiero, vice president of worldwide sales for Symplified.  “This alliance allows us to deliver the Symplified Suite and Symplified Mobile Edition to an even greater segment of organizations that require identity- and access-management capabilities to secure their public and private cloud applications.”

In addition to security-as-a-service, Arrow ECS also offers IT-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and business continuity and disaster recovery services through its North American Fusion program.  These Arrow cloud services are powered by leading providers such as IBM, Terremark, and NetEnrich among others. Arrow cloud service solutions enable IT departments to rapidly scale their IT capabilities depending on the needs of their business, budget constraints and availability of internal resources.

For further information about Arrow ECS’ Fusion cloud offerings, visit

About Arrow

Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors.  Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 29 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world’s foremost technology suppliers.  Arrow ECS reported $5.6 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2010.  Visit for more information.

About Symplified

Symplified provides the trust fabric of the Cloud by enabling companies to extend and enforce identity and access management policies on Cloud applications. The Symplified Suite unifies Web access management, federated SSO, auditing and user management. Meanwhile, the Symplified Trust Cloud™ is woven into the fabric of the Amazon Web Services platform and capable of delivering identity and access management services on a massively scalable and global basis. The company has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, CRN, Network World, the RSA conference, and others for its innovations.  Symplified’s management team created Web access management market originator Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security. The company has received financing from leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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