Schumacher Group Selects Symplified to Provide Integrated Security for Cloud and On-Premise Applications
BOULDER, Colo., April 20, 2010 – Symplified, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that Schumacher Group, one of the leading emergency medicine practice management companies in the nation, is using Symplified SinglePoint to provide an integrated information security infrastructure for both on-premises and Cloud applications. SinglePoint delivers centralized access management, single sign-on (SSO), and usage auditing for a custom portal of cloud applications used by external service providers.
Emergency departments (ED) are the single largest access point to most hospitals in the United States, and are critical for the success and sustainability of an institution. Schumacher Group is the fastest growing emergency medicine staffing and management company in the nation. The company uses cloud applications as a central information sharing and collaboration hub for contract service providers including physicians, healthcare practitioners, and administrators.
“The benefits of using a web portal populated with cloud applications to manage our relationships with external providers were significant, but so were the security integration and identity management challenges,” said Douglas Menefee, CIO of Schumacher Group. “SinglePoint has allowed us to extend traditional behind the firewall security to new users, applications and data in the Cloud. By helping us solve this thorny access management problem, Symplified has enabled us to use cloud technologies to quickly deliver new capabilities and be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of our customers.”
Schumacher Group uses Symplified SinglePoint to provide centralized authentication, access management, SSO, and auditing for an external provider portal used by more than 2,000 physicians, healthcare practitioners, and administrators. SinglePoint enables Schumacher Group to extend, enforce and manage security controls from inside its firewall to users of this custom portal and the Google and Workday cloud applications that are available to them. By creating a trust fabric between on-premises applications and Cloud resources, SinglePoint allows external providers to log into the portal once and get direct access to their Google Apps and Workday accounts, while only being presented with the data and content they are authorized to see.
“The central role of cloud services in Schumacher’s business creates new integration, security and audit challenges,” said Eric Olden, CEO of Symplified. “Symplified SinglePoint has helped Schumacher establish a fabric of trust that bridges its traditional IT infrastructure with new users, applications and data in the Cloud. The result has led to a customer-centric IT organization that can quickly deliver new capabilities and be responsive to the ever changing needs of the healthcare marketplace.”
Symplified SinglePoint of Security for the Cloud
Symplified SinglePoint provides a cloud-native unified identity and access management platform that allows companies to extend and enforce IT security policies for access control, authentication, administration/provisioning of users, and auditing, to cloud applications. Available either as an on-premises or completely hosted solution, SinglePoint leverages a proven proxy architecture that can be activated with a simple network configuration. It does not require the installation of any agents or integration of complex software. Users can sign-on once and through SinglePoint are provided secure access to all the cloud applications they are authorized to use. SinglePoint grants and denies access to applications and resources based on user roles and policies created by the organization and residing on its IT systems. It also provides deep auditing capabilities, and can manage access to both cloud and “behind the firewall” applications.
Symplified provides the Trust Fabric of the Cloud – integrating enterprise security policies and administration with cloud applications and data. The SinglePoint solution is available either as an on-premises appliance or delivered from the cloud as a secure proxy. SinglePoint is pre-integrated with leading cloud applications and platforms including Google Apps, Salesforce.com, ADP, Taleo, Xactly, Jive, Workday and many others. Symplified’s founding management team also created Securant and the ClearTrust product, which pioneered the market for Web access management, provisioning and federation software. Securant was acquired by RSA Security for $140M. Venture funding for the company was provided by Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.