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Symplified Named a Leader in Cloud Identity and Access Management by Independent Research Firm

Report Says Company Provides Great Access Control for Cloud-based Applications

BOULDER, Colo., July 30, 2012 – Symplified®, the Cloud Identity Company, today announced that it has been named a leader among Cloud Identity & Access Management solutions in a recent report published by Forrester Research Inc., a leading independent research firm. A free copy of the report is available here.

In the July 2012 report, “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), Q3 2012,” Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the top six cloud IAM vendors against 15 criteria grouped into three broad categories: current offering, strategy and market presence. Leaders demonstrated cloud IAM services that are based on their own intellectual property and are highly tailored to meet the requirements of cloud service access control. They offer the best capabilities for an integrated offering.

“Today’s economic environment has forced security and risk professionals to consider SaaS alternatives to on-premises monolithic IAM offerings. Leaders in this market offer SaaS application access control and will continue to have a positive impact by expanding strong authentication, provisioning and attestation capabilities,” wrote Forrester analysts Andras Cser and Eve Maler in the report. “Symplified provides great access control to SaaS applications. It has its own IP-based solution, which is one of the longest-standing in the cloud IAM market.”

Forrester Research found that as on-premises IAM solutions mature, cost savings will dictate which providers will lead the pack. In Forrester’s evaluation of the six most significant solution providers in the cloud IAM category, the report states, “It (Symplified) offers good architectural stability through its Identity Router customer-premises equipment infrastructure, which can be deployed as a software or hardware appliance or as a cloud connector. Symplified offers broad protocol and endpoint support, and it partners with Symantec’s VIP service for strong authentication as well as CSC for reseller and system integration.”

“Symplified pioneered cloud-based Single Sign-On (SSO) with the industry’s first SAML-as-a-Service federation capability and has been helping customers secure the cloud since 2006, so we believe that being recognized as a Leader in Cloud IAM by Forrester further validates our position in the market,” said Eric Olden, CEO of Symplified. “Symplified is leading the way in making cloud SSO secure, simple and seamless – enabling enterprises to better navigate the challenges of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policies and the proliferation of both public and private cloud-based services and applications.”

About Symplified
Symplified provides seamless single sign-on, identity and access management services to help enterprise around the world safely and securely connect users to cloud, web and mobile applications. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and can be found online at

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