CSC Introduces CloudIAM Identity and Access Management Solution
News Release -- April 06, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 6 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced CSC CloudIAM, a comprehensive cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution built with cloud security company, Symplified®. CSC CloudIAM addresses the security and technical challenges faced by government and commercial enterprises who are transitioning applications to the cloud. This is accomplished by leveraging clients’ existing credential stores and extending to them IAM features such as Single Sign-On (SSO), Role-Based Access (RBAC) and centralized audit logging for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.
CloudIAM helps to overcome a primary inhibitor to cloud adoption – the management of access and control – when cloud-based SaaS applications are delivered by different service providers. The operational advantages of CloudIAM include:
- Providing an SSO experience to employees that maintains control over user credentials.
- Controlling access to applications based on individual employee functions.
- Providing automated on-boarding and off-boarding to improve efficiency and eliminate security holes when employees are hired and depart the company.
- The ability to quickly and efficiently respond to requests for detailed access logs for SaaS applications to meet compliance auditing requirements.
“CloudIAM is perfectly suited for companies that have a mixture of in-house and SaaS applications, and are experiencing difficulties managing identity and access,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “By offering this solution, CSC is providing the end-to-end capabilities that break down barriers to cloud adoption and help businesses achieve the agility, efficiency and competitive advantages of as-a-service.”
CSC CloudIAM is powered by Symplified, a cloud service for Identity and Access Management that includes access control, centralized authentication, single sign-on, user management, identity virtualization, compliance and auditing.
“In order for large enterprises and government agencies to adopt Cloud computing, they must be able to integrate this new environment with their existing IT infrastructures and enforce the requisite levels of security, access control, and policy enforcement,” said Eric Olden, CEO and Founder of Symplified. “Symplified provides a comprehensive identity and access management suite that was purpose-built for the Cloud, yet supports data center resources including directories, authentication systems and other identity technologies. We are pleased to be working with CSC to provide the underlying technology engine for the CloudIAM solution.”
CloudIAM is deployed from CSC’s Trusted Cloud Data Centers, and is being introduced first in North America with EMEA and other regions soon to follow. Initial set-up includes access to the administrative portal, seat license per end user, connectors to hundreds of leading SaaS and private cloud applications, ongoing administration, and customer support and training for local administrators of the solution. Optional CSC services for CloudIAM include IAM consulting and the creation of additional connectors which enable CloudIAM to control access to any SAML or HTTP-based application.
To learn more about how to mitigate risk and simplify administration with next generation Identity and Access Management solutions, tune into the CSC webinar on Wednesday, April 13, by registering here.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2011). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
About Symplified | The Cloud Security Company
Symplified provides the trust fabric of the Cloud by enabling companies to extend and enforce identity and access management policies on cloud applications. The Company 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 Symplified Suite is the only complete cloud security platform that unifies Web access management, federated SSO, auditing and user provisioning. 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. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Palo Alto, Calif. Visit us on the Web at www.symplified.com.