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Symplified CEO Selected by Forrester Research to Present at Department of Homeland Security Symposium

BOULDER (CO) – November 29, 2010 - Symplified, the Cloud security company, today announced that it was invited by Forrester Research to present at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Symposium on December 1 in Washington, D.C. The ICAM Symposium was created to provide CIOs and their staffs from all DHS agencies with best practices for planning and deploying ICAM systems that support traditional and cloud applications.

DHS is planning its ICAM strategy, architecture and roadmap. It has asked Forrester Research to bring together the industry’s leading experts to present case studies on identity management and administration, credentials management, access control, federation and more. Forrester invited Symplified as a leading vendor that can help the DHS devise a winning ICAM deployment plan. Mr. Olden will present a session on cloud based identity services, including identity and access management (IAM) for SaaS, IAM as SaaS, and trusted broker networks.

“Deploying the right identity, credential, and access management architecture has never been easy, and cloud computing has made the job even more complicated,” said Eric Olden CEO of Symplified. “It is an honor to be invited by Forrester Research to present Symplified’s vision for deploying a 21st century identity and access management infrastructure to the Department of Homeland Security.”

About Eric Olden

Eric Olden is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Symplified. He is a serial entrepreneur, recognized thought leader on identity management and the visionary behind Symplified’s strategy of building an on demand trust fabric that secures and facilitates adoption of the cloud. Mr. Olden holds US Patent #6,460,141 for his pioneering designs for Web identity. He also co-authored the AuthXML identity federation specification with Darren Platt and negotiated its combination with Netegrity’s S2ML to create the Oasis SAML standard. Previously, Mr. Olden co-founded Securant Technologies. As CTO, he pioneered the market for Web Access Management and User Provisioning with the industry leading ClearTrust product. Securant was acquired by RSA Security in 2001.

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. SinglePoint is available as an on-premises or completely hosted solution, and uses a proven proxy architecture that works without agents or custom code to speed deployment and cut management costs by as much as 80 percent. Symplified Trust Cloud is the only identity and access management solution woven into the fabric of the Amazon EC2 platform and capable of delivering cloud security services on a massively scalable and global basis. Symplified’s management team created Web access management, provisioning, and federation pioneer Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security for $140 million. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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