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Symplified CTO to Decipher Identity and Access Management Issues for the Cloud at RSA Europe Conference

WHO:      Darren Platt is co-founder and CTO of Symplified and a recognized expert on identity and access management. He co-authored the AuthXML specification, which was the precursor to the SAML identity federation standard. He has served as senior director of technology for Ping Identity where he managed the company`s conformance services and PingTrust SOA security product. Previously he was vice president of engineering at Securant|ClearTrust, a pioneer in Web Access Control and User Provisioning.                                                                                                                                           
WHAT:     With the introduction of Cloud applications, organizations now face new challenges when trying to manage user access, identities, federation, provisioning and security.This shift is placing unanticipated pressures on traditional identity and access management architectures and the SAML federation model, which were designed for pre-Cloudenvironments. This session will discuss these issues and challenges, and present a new approach that weaves single sign-on (SSO), authorization and provisioning into a trust fabric that scales to the Cloud. Mr. Platt will explain how this model unifies security policy integration, enforcement, and auditing across resources regardless of whether they reside on the network or in the Cloud.                                                                                                                       

WHERE:    RSA Europe Conference, Hilton London Metropole UK                                                               

About Symplified

Symplified`s vision is to secure the Cloud and SaaS applications by providing On-Demand Identity. The company has developed SinglePoint -- a massively scalable Internet utility that delivers access management, authentication, SSO, federation, auditing, compliance and administration capabilities which integrate network security with the cloud. Symplified`s founding management team also created Securant, which pioneered the market for Web access management software and was acquired for $140M by RSA Security. Venture funding for the company was provided by Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Palo Alto, Calif. Visit us on the web at

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