Symplified Lends Identity and Access Management Expertise to Cloud Security Alliance
BOULDER, Colo., March 22, 2011 –Symplified®, the Cloud security company, announced today that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Symplified’s technical team is highly regarded for its vision and thought leadership in identity management and for having created the first on-demand trust fabric that secures and facilitates adoption of the cloud.
Symplified’s identity and access management (IAM) trust fabric for the Cloud has surpassed 1 million seats and is the largest provider of identity services on the Amazon EC2 platform. The company’s management team, which holds patents for web identity, originated the market for Web access management with Securant and the ClearTrust product. They also created and submitted the AuthXML specification to OASIS to help spawn the SAML identity standard. Symplified will share its expertise on cloud IAM and collaborate with CSA working groups to advance cloud security.
“Symplified brings a wealth of technical expertise and a long track record of innovation in identity management, provisioning, and single sign-on for both the Cloud and web applications to the Cloud Security Alliance,” said Jim Reavis, executive director, Cloud Security Alliance. “We are pleased to welcome Symplified and look forward to their contributions to helping us develop very practical solutions to the cloud security problems we are working on.”
“We helped establish the web access management market and SAML identity federation standard from the ground up during the Internet’s last inflection point, and are looking to make the same important contributions to cloud security standards,” said Eric Olden, Founder and CEO of Symplified. “Symplified has been delivering production cloud security solutions since 2007, so we are excited about bringing our years of hands-on experience to the Cloud Security Alliance.”
About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
Symplified provides the trust fabric of the Cloud by enabling companies to extend and enforce identity and access management policies on cloud applications. Symplified is the market share leader in cloud identity with more than 1 million seats of the Symplified Suite currently deployed by Fortune 500 and small medium businesses. The company has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal in its 10th Annual Technology Innovation Awards, named Coolest Cloud Security Vendor by CRN, and a Start-Up to Watch by Network World. Symplified’s management team has been developing pioneering identity and access management solutions for 15 years, and created Web access management market maker Securant and the ClearTrust product, which was acquired by RSA Security for $140 million. The company has received more than $18M in financing from leading venture capital firms Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.