Symplified and Xamarin Partner to Provide Mobile Developers with User Authentication and Single Sign-On For Native Mobile Applications
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, and BOULDER, COLO., August 20, 2013 – Identity-as-a-Service leader Symplified and cross-platform mobile application development company Xamarin, today announced a partnership to make it easier for mobile developers to secure their enterprise applications running on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and even Mac desktops. The Symplified Mobile Developer SDK, available now in the Xamarin Component Store, enables developers to easily integrate user authentication technology into their native applications – eliminating significant development time while providing them with proven capabilities from a pioneer in identity and access management.
The Symplified Mobile Developer SDK is the first enterprise identity SDK in the Xamarin Component Store, and the first mobile application SDK from Symplified. Developers can use it to better leverage standards and existing identity infrastructure investments. With this new out-of-the-box component, developers can quickly and easily build, test and deploy authentication and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for their native mobile applications and securely connect them to existing enterprise user stores.
“We’re extremely pleased to team with Xamarin, the premier company at the forefront of cross-platform mobile application development, for the launch of our first mobile SDK,” said Shayne Higdon, president and CEO of Symplified. “Mobile application developers should have a standard way of authenticating users and shouldn’t have to spend countless hours developing code which may still open up security vulnerabilities once integrated into their applications. The Symplified Mobile Developer SDK builds on our foundation as an identity-as-a-service company focused on security – providing the right tools for organizations to maintain visibility and control across the numerous cloud, mobile and on-premises applications they use today.”
The Symplified Mobile Developer SDK is available as an open source component within the Xamarin Component Store. Developers simply select the component from within Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio, integrate it into their native mobile applications and configure the Identity Provider (IdP) settings.
“Identity Management and security are top concerns for mobile enterprises today” said Xamarin CEO and cofounder Nat Friedman. “We look forward to working with Symplified, a leader in Identity as a Service, to accelerate secure enterprise mobility.”
Along with the SDK, Symplified provides developers with a sandbox testing environment, full API documentation and online support forums.
Additionally, Symplified and Xamarin will host a live webcast Tuesday, August 27, at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET, to discuss authenticating enterprise users into mobile applications and provide a technical overview of the Symplified Mobile Developer SDK. Register at http://resources.xamarin.com/authenticating_enterprise_users_mobile_apps.html.
Symplified enables IT organizations to simplify user access to applications, regain visibility and control over usage and meet security and compliance requirements. Symplified provides single-sign-on, identity and access management, directory integration, centralized provisioning, strong authentication, mobile device support and flexible deployment options. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and can be found online at http://www.symplified.com. Follow us on Twitter @Symplified.
Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach all major devices—iOS, Android, Mac and Windows—with 100 percent fully native apps from a single code base. With Xamarin, businesses standardize mobile app development in C#, share on average 75 percent of source code across platforms, and leverage their existing skills, teams, tools and code to rapidly deliver great apps with broad reach. Xamarin is used by over 375,000 developers from more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and nearly 20,000 paying customers including Clear Channel, Schindler, McKesson, Halliburton, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio and WebMD, to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. For more information, please visit: www.xamarin.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter @xamarinhq.
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