Symplified and GCA Technology Services Partner on Cloud Security
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 30, 2011 – Symplified®, the Cloud security company, today announced that it has partnered with GCA Technology Services, a technology services provider with deep expertise in planning and implementing identity management solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, GCA will provide Symplified’s cloud-native identity and access management (IAM) solutions to customers that are moving information assets into cloud computing infrastructures and struggling with resulting gaps in security, compliance, and IT management. Mutual customers will benefit from GCA’s domain expertise and Symplified’s unique ability to extend and enforce security policies beyond the firewall to third party applications.
“Identity and access management (IAM) has been a core competency at GCA Technology Services for over 10 years, but with the advent of cloud computing we needed a partner with specialized technology in this area,” said Jim Quasius, President and CEO, for GCA Technology Services. “We selected Symplified because they are the only vendor that provides a comprehensive IAM stack – from access control to single sign-on to audit – that is both purpose built for and native to the cloud.”
As enterprises integrate SaaS applications like Salesforce.com and IaaS platforms like Amazon EC2 with their existing IT systems, Symplified provides IAM capabilities that span the cloud and datacenter environments. GCA Technology Services and Symplified will work together to deliver customized solutions that address customer requirements for centralized identity and access management, single sign-on (SSO), user management, and audit.
“GCA Technology Services has been a domain leader in the identity and access management market for many years,” said Mike Corbisiero, vice president of worldwide sales for Symplified. “Through this partnership, Symplified is providing GCA with a cloud-specific IAM solution that will enable them to address security requirements for cloud-only as well as hybrid on-premise/cloud environments. This is a good fit for both companies.”
About GCA Technology Services
GCA Technology Services started in 1987 as a reseller for vendors such as Sun Microsystems, HP, Novell, and Checkpoint as well as various storage-related companies. Today, GCA Technology Services provides IT consulting, training and certification services. GCA’s Identity Management Experts help customers reduce costs, maximize IT efficiency, strengthen security, and ensure regulatory compliance through best practices planning and implementation of identity management solutions. For more information, please visit their IAM focused website at actionidentity.com.
Symplified enables companies to extend and enforce identity, access management, and SSO security policies on private and public Cloud applications. The Symplified Suite unifies Web access management, federated SSO, auditing and user management across any access device. This service can be delivered using an on-premise managed appliance or via the Symplified Trust Cloud™ which is woven into the fabric of the global, massively scalable Amazon Web Services platform. Symplified has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, CRN, Network World, the RSA conference, and others for its innovations. The company’s management team created Web access management market originator Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security. Symplified has received financing from leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. The company is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Mountain View, Calif. Visit us on the web at www.symplified.com.