Identity Management

Ping Identity Opens Registration for Cloud Identity Summit 2014

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, today opened registration for Cloud Identity Summit 2014, the annual gathering of the brightest minds in the security and identity industry. The 2014 event will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. from July 19-22, 2014 with Radiant Logic as the Platinum Sponsor and Google as a Gold Sponsor.

The 2014 Theme – Modern Identity Revolution

Driven by tectonic shifts in cloud, mobile and API adoption, the world has dramatically changed in a short period of time. Reacting with timid modifications to existing strategy and infrastructure is ineffective in reaching and realizing the full benefits of a digital economy. A modern identity strategy promises to unlock the true potential of the cloud by enabling a world where users, devices and apps are trusted but controlled, connected and secure...

Cloud Computing: The Fuzzy Future Of Identity Management

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Grant Moerschel.

The traditional worker bee comes into the office, logs in to a dedicated computer via Microsoft Active Directory credentials, and gets access to local applications and data shares needed to conduct daily activities. Simple, familiar, controlled -- and totally out of date for companies dealing with mobile devices, cloud computing, BYOD, and the blurring line between work and home, business and personal.

As the use of mobile and cloud computing booms, we're outgrowing our trusty old technology for identity and access management. But our future vision -- to know a person's identity across all the multiple devices, cloud services, and roles he has -- isn't possible with today's still-emerging technology. This causes lots of confusion as vendors vie to be the next great thing and IT tries to determine where to place bets...

Cloud Computing: Salesforce targets identity management through ForgeRock deal

Grazed from BusinessCloud News. Author: James Middleton.

Software as a Service (SaaS) provider this week entered the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market, striking a deal with specialist player ForgeRock. Under the deal, ForgeRock announced an OEM agreement with to deliver Salesforce Identity Connect, enabling enterprises to integrate with existing on-premise identity directories using Salesforce Identity.

ForgeRock is gaining a reputation for redefining IAM through its Open Identity Stack for externally-facing cloud applications. “We are delivering Salesforce Identity Connect to create a bridge between existing on-premise directory solutions and Salesforce,” said Chuck Mortimore, vice president of product management, Salesforce Identity,

Cloud Computing: HP to host ID management hub for USPS

Grazed from FCW. Author: Frank Konkel.

The federal government's first cloud-based identity management pilot will be hosted by HP Enterprise Services. Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies, which the U.S. Postal Service selected in August to develop the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, tapped HP Enterprise Services on Oct. 2 as its subcontractor to host the exchange.

Under the subcontract, HP Enterprise Services Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for U.S. Public Sector will provide the cloud computing horsepower necessary to offer millions of users and organizations secure online access to multiple federal agencies and online services through existing, approved third-party digital identification credentials...

Centrify Extends Cloud, Active Directory Single Sign-on (SSO) to Apple Macs

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

Centrify is taking its unified identity services offering to the Apple (AAPL) Mac world. The company launched Centrify User Suite, Mac Edition this week to provide Active Directory-based authentication, policy management, single sign-on (SSO) and user self-service for connected and remote Mac OS X systems.

Part of the announcement centers around the cloud capabilities being added for remote management and wipe of Mac computers. David McNeely, senior director of product management at Centrify, told Talkin' Cloud this update of its Mac support essentially solves some of the SSO issues Mac users have had, but from a security standpoint, it also gives IT administrators and trusted advisors the ability to do remote wipes and remote locks via the cloud...

8KMiles Launches FuGen MISP to Extend Secure Cloud Framework and ID Federation Management

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

8KMiles, a leading global cloud computing company, today announced that the company is now offering the FuGen Multi-domain Identity Services Platform (MISP™) to help enterprises rapidly set up identity federations with minimum friction and cost ownership, establish a delivery infrastructure for scaling, automated partner testing and monitor deployments through real-time compliance certification.

The FuGen MISP™ supports more than 15 government profiles, process templates for establishing large federation communities, and more than 200 pre-configured and validated SaaS applications including Salesforce, Office365, Dropbox, NetSuite, Concur, Citrix, and many more. Customers can leverage these capabilities for rapid federation deployments to keep in compliance with government policies and regulatory mandates. Enterprises can also take advantage of onsite/offsite support for business partner onboarding and pre-qualification, policy review, SaaS partner certification, partner interoperability testing and reporting services...

SailPoint Outlines Roadmap to Enterprise IDaaS

Grazed from SailPoint. Author: PR Announcement.

The rapid adoption of SaaS applications is shifting the mindset of how enterprises procure and deploy software, even for typically heavily customized technologies like identity and access management (IAM) that manage complex mission-critical infrastructure. But until now, organizations interested in deploying an IAM solution from the cloud were underserved by the existing IAM-as-a-service (IDaaS) offerings, which only provided single sign-on (SSO) capabilities and could not address the full scope of IAM challenges large-scale global enterprises face every day.

SailPoint is hosting a webinar to outline its recently released IDaaS solution, SailPoint IdentityNow, that delivers enterprise-grade identity governance, provisioning and access management in a single, unified solution, to meet the diverse needs of global enterprises...

Centrify takes unified identity management into the cloud and out to mobile devices

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Linda Musthaler.

In the 2013 version of the annual Gartner Executive Program survey, more than 2,000 CIOs in 41 countries identified their top 10 technology priorities for the year. The survey showed that analytics and business intelligence ranks No.1, with mobile technologies and cloud computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) coming in at Nos. 2 and 3. CIOs are looking to these digital technologies to help their companies achieve business results.

While the focus of these technologies is on how to use them to boost business, the underlying IT concerns are still there. How will we secure our data on mobile devices and in the cloud? How will we know who is using our resources? How can we manage these diverse technologies effectively and efficiently? They are the same questions companies ask themselves over and over again as they grapple with increasingly complex and disparate infrastructures and a multitude of mobile devices accessing applications on-premise and in the cloud...

Xceedium Announces Privileged User Protection for AWS Cloud Management APIs

Grazed from Xceedium. Author: PR Announcement.

Xceedium, Inc., the premier provider of privileged identity management for the hybrid cloud, today announced it has enhanced Xsuite® to include protection for the Amazon Web Services management APIs that advanced cloud customers use to monitor and configure their AWS environments. The latest version of Xsuite now includes a privileged API proxy–enabling access control, monitoring, and auditing for scripts and tools accessing AWS management APIs.

Xsuite’s new API Proxy extends the security and auditing capability Xsuite already provides for instances running on AWS and the AWS Management Console. With the advent of software defined infrastructure, many advanced organizations are bypassing the web-based AWS management console and automating operational tasks–utilizing AWS SDKs for Python, PHP, and others, and DevOps tools (e.g., Chef or Puppet) that call AWS’ REST-based management APIs. Xsuite now provides an extra layer of protection so AWS customers can control access, monitor, and audit exactly what scripts are doing...

SailPoint Debuts Enterprise-Grade IAM-as-a-Service Suite

Grazed from BroadWay World. Author: Editorial Staff.

Leveraging its deep expertise in identity and access management (IAM), SailPoint today announced the industry's first IAM-as-a-service (IDaaS) that delivers enterprise-grade identity governance, provisioning and access management in a single, unified solution. Based on more than two years of dedicated R&D, SailPoint IdentityNow provides all the benefits of software-as-a-service (SaaS) - including faster time to value, ease of use, and lower operational and upgrade costs - combined with the security, scalability, and enterprise integration capabilities that global organizations require.

To date, enterprises have been slow to adopt IDaaS because of data security concerns, cross-domain integration challenges, and the limited capabilities of existing IDaaS offerings, which focus primarily on single sign-on (SSO) capabilities. With more than a decade of history and experience delivering IAM to the world's largest organizations, the SailPoint team is uniquely qualified to deliver a comprehensive IDaaS suite that meets the most stringent security, availability, scalability, and performance requirements...