Symplified Enhances Cloud Security and Compliance for Visiting Nurse Service of New York
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 24, 2011 – Symplified®, the Cloud security company, today announced that the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest not-for-profit home health care organization in the United States, has implemented Symplified for centralized cloud identity and access management. VNSNY recently modernized an IT infrastructure that serves more than 15,000 users by deploying several new SaaS (Software as a Service) applications. Symplified enables VNSNY to enforce access security policies, provide single sign-on (SSO) from any device, and audit usage of these business critical applications for compliance reporting.
Founded in 1893 by Lillian Wald, the first public health nurse in the United States, VNSNY cares for 140,000 patients in the greater New York metro area, and its over 14,000 health care providers care for over 30,000 New Yorkers on any given day. The company turned to Symplified for a centralized access management solution that secures six public cloud applications as well as several private cloud apps. Symplified’s ability to audit cloud application usage was also a key selling point for VNSNY which must meet data governance requirements for HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance.
“Symplified’s ability to protect popular and less well known cloud applications, support our business processes and integrate with an existing Active Directory-based identity infrastructure were extremely important to us,” said Larry Whiteside, CISO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York. “We have six SaaS applications that have gone live thus far and I am highly impressed with the speed and ease with which we have been able to roll these out to our very large, very mobile user base. Moving forward, we plan to utilize Symplified for more web-based applications, not only externally, but internally as well.”
Beyond SSO: Symplified Delivers Comprehensive Cloud IAM
Symplified provides VNSNY with comprehensive identity and access management (IAM) capabilities for its SaaS and other applications, including:
* Centralized access control and governance that leverages the existing Active Directory identity infrastructure for provisioning/de-provisioning and user/group permissions
* Secure single sign-on for a very large and highly mobile user base that makes SaaS applications available on any device from any location according to the user’s identity and authorization permissions
* Usage auditing that provides visibility into third party applications for regulatory compliance reporting required by the HIPAA and HITECH mandates
“Four of the six SaaS applications VNSNY began with are not well known and weren’t SAML-ready, but we were able to demonstrate just how easily and quickly Symplified can add applications into the Trust Fabric® ecosystem,” said Josh Forman, vice president of service delivery for Symplified. “This enabled us to meet VNSNY’s business go-live timelines for the new applications and satisfy their stringent security and standardization requirements.”
Symplified provides the trust fabric of the Cloud by enabling companies to extend and enforce identity and access management policies on Cloud applications. The Symplified Suite unifies Web access management, federated SSO, auditing and user management across any access device. Meanwhile, the Symplified Trust Cloud™ is woven into the fabric of the Amazon Web Services platform and capable of delivering identity and access management services on a massively scalable and global basis. The company has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, CRN, Network World, the RSA conference, and others for its innovations. Symplified’s management team created Web access management market originator Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security. The company has received financing from leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.