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March 19, 2014

RSA Conference 2014: 10 Security Companies to Watch

What follows is a list of 10 security vendors that I think are worth watching in the coming year. In my opinion, all of them have something unique to offer, are approaching an existing security problem in a new way, or have decided to take a direction that doesn’t follow the rest of the vendor herd when it comes to the latest buzzwords or hype cycle.

January 2, 2014

New Years Resolutions – Cloud and mobile technoligies are changing the game when it comes to effective ID management

Security InfoWatch

Byline by Symplified CTO Darren Platt

January 2, 2014

New Years Resolutions of an Identity Manager

IDG Connect

Symplified CTO Darren Platt provides identity managers with 2014 resolutions.

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December 24, 2013

Cloud, Cost and Complexity: Challenging the Traditional Identity Management Model


Symplified CTO Darren Platt addresses the complexities of identity management in today’s enterprise environment.

November 22, 2013

Boulder firms look east for savings

Boulder County Business Report


November 13, 2013

IT pros fret about corporate mobile app security

FierceMobile IT

New research from Symplified shows a full 95 percent of IT pros are concerned about the security of corporate apps accessed through mobile devices.

October 31, 2013

Gartner: Cloud-based security as a service set to take off

Network World

Identity and access management as a service on a roll

October 16, 2013

8 Players To Watch In The Emerging Cloud SSO Market

IT World

Symplified is one of the eight players to watch in cloud-based identity and access management.

October 10, 2013

Innotas, Symplified Partner for Cloud Single Sign On Capabilities

Talkin’ Cloud

IT administrator gain granular-usage policy management and access controls

September 24, 2013

Symplified Inc. Moving To Pearl East Park

Boulder County Business Report

With an eye on employee satisfaction and a more collaborative work environment, Symplified Inc. is moving from downtown Boulder to the Pearl East Business Park.

September 19, 2013

Snowden’s Role Provided “Perfect Cover” For NSA Data Theft


Officials say fugitive document leaker wasn’t “that clever,” he happened to be in the right place at the right time.

September 11, 2013

Symplified Ties With AirWatch


Boulder-based Symplified, the developer of single sign-on, identity, and access management software for the enterprise market, reported a partnership with mobile security and management firm AirWatch this morning.

August 26, 2013

Mobile Industry On The Move – August 24, 2013

Mobile Enterprise

Identity-as-a-Service provider Symplified and cross-platform mobile application development company Xamarin are partnering to make it easier for mobile developers to secure their enterprise applications running on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Mac desktops.

August 21, 2013

Xamarin, Symplified Team to Bring Identity Management to Mobile Devs


Symplified, an Identity-as-a-Service solution provider, and Xamarin, a maker of cross-platform mobile application development tools, have entered into a partnership to make it easier for mobile developers to secure their enterprise applications running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, as well as Mac desktops.

July 8, 2013

Preventing a Snowden-Style Security Breach


Some techniques and tools can help curb the problem of insider threats.

June 26, 2013

Enterprise Blind Spots and the Hidden Insider Threat


Commentary from Symplified CTO and co-founder Darren Platt exploring what risks can occur when a company has an IAM solution in place but has no idea what people are doing once they have logged into its corporate applications.

June 6, 2013

Survey Finds Most Companies Don’t Know What Users Do After Log-in

eSecurity Planet

According to Symplified, 38 percent of respondents said they’ve experienced accidential access by an authorized user, and 24 percent have been hacked.

June 3, 2013

Symplified Product Review — SC Magazine

The reviewers at SC Magazine’s US edition tested the Symplified solution in their Emerging Products: Cloud Security category. Read why they liked it.

May 28, 2013

Why corporate rivals can, and do, spy on each other

Guest column in USA TODAY’s CyberTruth blog by Symplified CTO Darren Platt

May 22, 2013

Dropbox Adopts Single Sign-On Technology


Symplified is named a partner to Dropbox for Business, integrating its IDaaS services with Dropbox single sign-on.

March 27, 2013

Managing the Chaos of Identity and Access Management


Commentary from Symplified CTO and co-founder Darren Platt on IAM and the key elements of an effective approach to Identity as a Service.

February 21, 2013

Is Single Sign-On a Security Tool?

Dark Reading

SSO has largely been delegated in the eyes of infosec pros as a tool of convenience, but a survey shows IT increasingly viewing it as a security lever.

February 15, 2013

Identity Management Player Symplified Launches Partner Program


February 15, 2013

Symplified Channel Launch Expands IDaaS



February 5, 2013

Security-as-a-Service Gaining Popularity


Costs are an advantage but so is flexibility


February 5, 2013

Single Sign-On Increasingly Connected in the Cloud

Dark Reading

Behind the scenes, identity and access solution providers continue a broad effort to integrate to cloud services, the biggest hurdle to SSO adoption


January 30, 2013

Symplified Wins Client in Thailand


Boulder-based Symplified has added a new client, based in Thailand, for the firm’s single-sign on technology. Symplified said that Edulabs Global Learning Solutions Company, Ltd., which is based in Bangkok, Thailand, is using its technology to connect students into its cloud-based educational materials. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Edulabs is developing a mobile learning product for K-12 and higher education students, including teaching, learning, instruction, training, and certification tools.

January 15, 2013

Boulder’s Symplified fills out executive team

Launch Boulder|Daily Camera

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December 17, 2012

Single sign-on moves to the cloud

Network World

Symplified is among eight SSO solutions Network World reviewed that cut help desk calls and boost password security

December 11, 2012

Mobile Biometrics: The Next Phase of Enterprise Authentication?

Network Computing

Darren Platt, CTO of Symplified, an identity management provider, says that it all depends on the use case and the specific asset being accessed by a device

November 29, 2012

Google Webmaster Tools Erroneously Reactivates Obsolete User Accounts


According to Darren Platt, CTO of identity and access management vendor Symplified, the incident highlights the potential problems of “identity silos” created by companies when they use cloud services

November 16, 2012

Study: Sensitive Data Still Placed In Cloud


A cloud study conducted by identity and access management services firm Symplified revealed that despite overwhelming security concerns, one third of enterprises place highly sensitive data in the public cloud

October 23, 2012

7 Costly IAM Mistakes

Dark Reading

Blunders that lead to costly identity and access management failures

August 22, 2012

Symplified technology review & rating

3.5/5 stars — Hosted offering requires no hardware setup; has pre-built connections with hundreds of popular services; integrates wide range of services and user directories.

August 21, 2012

Symplified Names Higdon its New CEO

Denver Business Journal

August 2, 2012

10 Questions for Symplified Founder and CTO Darren Platt

CIO Magazine

August 1, 2012

Staying Current: Merit Medical Systems and Symplified

SC Magazine

June 22, 2012

BYOD Boon: Make Identities Part of the Cloud OS

CSO Magazine

Symplified’s founder will argue at an upcoming conference one way to deal with the problem: Push access management and control into the cloud

June 4, 2012

16 Boulder County-based Firms Among ‘Colorado Companies to Watch’

Boulder Daily Camera

March 21, 2012

Five Ways You Can Avoid IP Theft

Entrepreneur Magazine

3 — Control access to sensitive data. For instance, Symplified offers a cloud-based access management service that works with other cloud-based applications

February 10, 2012

Three Ways BYOD Changes Company Architecture

CIO Magazine

I spoke to three companies that have found unique solutions in managing the BYOD trend without compromising the user experience

January 18, 2012

The Daily Start-Up: Symplified Snags $20M To Manage Cloud-Based Apps

The Wall Street Journal

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December 11, 2011

Healthcare Cloud Brings Access Control Concerns


N.Y. nurses service finds single sign-on enables its mobile workforce to use its multiple, disparate cloud apps.

November 2, 2011

Symplified, Solstice Link on Mobile, Cloud Security

Windows IT Pro

Security-as-a-service provider Symplified has formed a partnership with IT consulting firm Solstice Consulting to address the security of private and public cloud applications accessed using smartphones and tablets by enterprise users

October 25, 2011

Visiting Nurse Service Cares About Cloud Security

Information Management

Symplified, a provider of cloud security products, announced that the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has implemented the company’s technology for centralized cloud identity and access management

October 17, 2011

Authentication-As-A-Service Gains Steam

Improved security, scalability, operational flexibility, and even brand differentiation are driving AaaS

August 8, 2011

5 Cool Tools for Cloud Management

Network World

Testing reveals powerful new ways to spin up, protect, manage and back up cloud services

August 4, 2011

Health Care Is Becoming the Fastest-Growing Vertical in IT: In-Stat


With cloud computing, being adopted by hospitals at a fast pace and wireless spending growing, healthcare IT will experience the fastest growth among US vertical industries, according to a report by In-Stat

July 2, 2011

Federation 2.0: An identity ecosystem

SC Magazine

Standards are maturing just in time for identity federations to meet the new demands for cloud and mobile access, reports Deb Radcliff

June 16, 2011

Lock Down Your Mobile Cloud- and Web-based Apps

Mobile Enterprise

Symplified, a cloud security solutions provider, announced Symplified Mobile Edition, which secures cloud and Web apps on any mobile device so that enterprises can safely make corporate data accessible on tablets and smartphones

June 16, 2011

Smartphones And Tablets Challenge Corporate Security

Adapting security and management for the new generation of mobile devices — everything from the Apple iPhone and iPad to Google Android devices to name a few — is turning out to be a huge corporate challenge.

June 5, 2011

Boulder and Broomfield businesspeople in the news

Boulder Daily Camera

Cloud computing security vendor Symplified appointed 20-year technology start-up veteran Andrew Evans as its Chief Financial Officer

May 12, 2011

Cloud-based security as a service: It’s catching on and here’s why

Network World

When technology manager Lincoln Cannon wants to give his company’s employees and business partners controlled access to various internal resources or cloud-based services the company uses, he goes to one cloud-based single sign-on security service to assign access privileges

May 9, 2011

Products of the Week

Network World

Our round-up of intriguing new products from Symplified, Acronis, Solarwinds among others

May 5, 2011

Symplified Mobile Edition Locks Down Smartphone SaaS

Talkin’ Cloud

Day in and day out, more users are starting to access cloud software and services from their smartphones and tablets

April 14, 2011

Cloud Computing – The Foundation for How We Consume Technology

Cloud Computing Journal

An exclusive Q&A with Eric Olden, CEO & Founder of Symplified

April 8, 2011

CSC introduces new cloud-based IAM offering ‘CloudIAM’

Computer Business Review

Addresses the security and technical challenges faced by enterprises who are transitioning applications to the cloud

March 29, 2011

The Top 20 Cloud Security Vendors Of 2011


Calling itself “the cloud security company,” Symplified offers a unified access management system built for cloud architectures of SaaS and integrates into existing infrastructure with the cloud to streamline management, reduce costs and boost security

March 9, 2011

Ease Cloud Security Concerns with Federated Identity

Windows IT Pro

Securely extend Active Directory’s reach into the cloud

March 1, 2011

Identity and access control, data security grew 20% in 2010

Infosecurity Magazine

Identity and access control and data security are the two fastest growing segments in the cybersecurity market, with 20% annual growth in 2010, according to Frost & Sullivan

February 23, 2011

Hybrid cloud computing security: Real life tales

CSO Magazine

Mixed IT infrastructures. including cloud and non-cloud systems, will be the norm at many companies for many years

February 14, 2011

VCs: The Time To Make Money In Security Has Finally Arrived

The Wall Street Journal

Despite years of work by security vendors, companies and the government, our computers are far from secure, and some VCs think security is finally being taken seriously enough that the opportunity to make money has arrived

February 14, 2011

RSA Conference Showcases Innovation

CipherCloud, Entersect, Gazzang, HyTrust, Incapsula, Invincea, Pawaa, Quaresso, SilverTail and Symplified. No, these aren’t names of ancient gods from the Mayan pantheon. They’re all security companies with a product on the market for less than a year, all featured in the RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox Monday

February 4, 2011

Peeking over the IAM horizon

Network World

Ireland’s Research and Markets issued a report last month (“Business and Technology Issues in IAM”) with this premise: The extended enterprise needs a comprehensive identity layer

January 11, 2011

Symplified a Company to be Reckoned With

Network World

As I write this, the weather forecast for tomorrow is “cloudy, with a chance of snow.” That same forecast should work for the Identity and Access Management industry over the coming year

January 5, 2011

Funding will aid Symplified’s expansion

Boulder County Business Report

Symplified Inc., which provides security and user-management software for cloud computing systems, announced Wednesday that it has closed a $9.2 million Series B round of venture capital financing, bringing its total funding to $18.8 million

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December 30, 2010

Top 10 Cloud Computing Caveats

CIO Update

Like the Buddhist mantras of old, IT vendors appear to be unified in their messaging — the incessant chant of the moment is: “Move to the cloud now.” So should CIOs be listening? Here are ten cloud caveats to consider before embarking upon the journey

December 30, 2010

Top 10 Cloud Computing Caveats

CIO Update

Like the Buddhist mantras of old, IT vendors appear to be unified in their messaging — the incessant chant of the moment is: “Move to the cloud now.” So should CIOs be listening? Here are ten cloud caveats to consider before embarking upon the journey

September 27, 2010

5 problems with SaaS security


As interest in software-as-a-service grows, so too do concerns about SaaS security

September 7, 2010

String Of Deals Shows Demand for Cloud-Based Authentication

Dark Reading

Acquisitions highlight how authentication-as-a-service is now part of identity and access management strategies

August 27, 2010

Bridging the Gap in Cloud Security

CIOHow Merit Medical protects off premise data while offering users single sign-on

August 5, 2010

Symplified Offers Single Sign-On for the Cloud


Although directory services have been used in IT for years, bridging the gap between the corporate directory and the cloud is a chore that many prefer to avoid altogether

July 29, 2010

Symplified Synchronizes Data Center with Cloud

Enterprise Networking Planet

The company has announced a new provisioning fabric for its SinglePoint identity and access management solution

July 12, 2010

The challenges of cloud security

Network World

New thinking and new tools are needed to securely run application workloads and store data in the public cloud

June 25, 2010

Cloud-based security thrives during downturn

As enterprise users seek to offload more and more IT-related functionality to cloud service providers, one area of great activity is security

May 19, 2010

Symplified rolls out SSO, federation service for Amazon EC2

The 451 Group

Designed to insulate internal logic and logically separate policy stores in the cloud, the Trust Cloud service for the popular IaaS environment is also a deliberate effort to establish Symplified’s credentials for the identity-in-the-cloud transition (available to subscribers)

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July 8, 2009

The On Demand Identity Company

Network World

Talking with Symplified and Rohati at Catalyst

June 5, 2009

Identity Management as a Service Makes Strides


Identity and access management as a software-as-a-service offering is gaining steam in the market, according to analysts

May 5, 2009

A Tale of Two Cloud Computing Conferences

CIO Magazine

Two recent cloud computing conferences show innovative cloud computing management tools — and an awful lot of IT skepticism

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November 11, 2008

Startup of the Week: Symplified


A SaaS vendor tackles single sign-on and access control for applications in the cloud

June 26, 2008

Startup Symplified delivers SSO in the cloud

Information Security

IDM Poses a particularly difficult problem for mid-sized businesses, which have to compete with larger companies while offering comparable online services to customers and partners

June 9, 2008

Symplified Raises $6M

Denver Business Journal

June 9, 2008

Symplified Takes $6M


June 6, 2008

Boulder’s Symplified software firm raises $6M

Boulder Daily Camera

January 1, 2008

SaaS Adoption Breeds Compliance Challenges

The increasing use of SaaS is quietly imposign a seismic change on how organizations will control and audit access to sensitive information that resides in the cloud.

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Single Sign-On (SSO) Buyers Guide

How is your enterprise managing the need for secure single sign-on across cloud applications and mobile devices? Download a Free copy of Symplified's Buyer's Guide to Single Sign-On (SSO).


Forrester Research – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management

Download a FREE copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), Q3 2012.


Forrester Research – “Build an Identity and Access Management Strategy”

Download a FREE copy of this recent Forrester Research report to use as a roadmap for delivering security, productivity and cost savings with IAM.