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Symplified Invited to Present at 2011 SINET Showcase Supported by Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology

BOULDER, Colo., Oct.11, 2011 – Symplified®, the Cloud security company, today announced that it was selected as an innovator and will present at the 2011 Security Innovation Network (SINET) Showcase, which is supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. More than 100 IT security providers were evaluated, with the 16 most innovative companies invited to demonstrate at a prestigious showcase event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 26th. Darren Platt, CTO of Symplified will demonstrate the company’s cloud identity and access  management solution to an audience of representatives from defense, homeland security, intelligence and civilian federal agencies as well commercial, investment and research communities.

In April, President Obama released the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which directs public and private sectors to collaborate to raise the level of trust associated with the identities of individuals, organizations, networks, services, and devices involved in online transactions. The SINET competition identifies innovators in the private sector to ensure that participating federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Administration (NSA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and the Federal Government are best equipped from a cybersecurity perspective to protect the country and its interests.

“It is an honor to be selected a SINET 16 Innovator,” said Darren Platt, CTO of Symplified. “There is significant interest in cloud computing among federal agencies, with security remaining one of their chief concerns and barriers to adoption. Symplified was selected as an innovator for our unique ability to extend and enforce access security policies on public and private cloud applications regardless of the device being used. I look forward to presenting at the conference and forging relationships with representatives from the government, defense and intelligence communities.” Darren Platt is co-founder and CTO of Symplified. He is a thought leader on identity management technology, and co-authored the AuthXML specification which was combined with Netegrity’s S2ML to create Oasis’ SAML standard. Previously, Mr. Platt was vice president of engineering at Web access management market originator Securant Technologies, where he managed development of the ClearTrust product until its acquisition by RSA Security in 2001.

About the Security Innovation Network™

The Security Innovation Network™ (SINET) mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. SINET serves as the catalyst that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cybersecurity ecosystem. SINET accelerates business opportunities for both small and large organizations through strategic advisory services, community-building activities and networking events. The annual IT Entrepreneurs’ Forum (ITSEF) in Silicon Valley, the Innovation Summit in Boston at MIT and SINET Showcase in Washington D.C. are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate and public and private sponsorships.

The organization, founded in 2006 by retired U.S. Secret Service Agent Robert Rodriguez, has developed a strong following of cybersecurity professionals and an elite steering committee representing the nation’s top cybersecurity influencers. For more information visit or follow @SINETconnection on Twitter.

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. 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.

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