Identity Management

Cloud Computing: IBM Acquires Identity and Access Management Platform

Grazed from TalkinCloud.  Author: Dan Kobialka.

IBM (IBM) has acquired Lincoln, Rhode Island-based identity and access management (IAM) platform provider Lighthouse Security Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  Lighthouse Security Group is a subsidiary of IBM partner Lighthouse Computer Services, and its Gateway platform "protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment where more company information is being stored in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices."

Latha Maripuri, director of IBM Security Services, told Talkin' Cloud she believes the acquisition will help her company develop and launch new identity management solutions and ensure its customers can better manage their IT security deployments.  "This acquisition provides a cloud platform for us to build our future identity management offerings," she said...

Fortinet Invests in Cloud Identity Management

Grazed from Fortinet. Author: PR Announcement.

Fortinet today announced it has invested in Centrify, a manufacturer of unified identity management technology across data center, cloud and mobile environments. The companies have also initiated an alliance whereby Fortinet and Centrify can leverage synergies between their technologies.

Other strategic investors include Samsung Ventures and NTT Docomo Capital, and other Centrify strategic alliance partners include the KNOX Business Group of Samsung Electronics, whereby Centrify identity management software is to be integrated into Samsung mobile devices...

Microsoft to Drive Hybrid Cloud in 2015 with Identity Manager

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

The next version of Microsoft (MSFT) Forefront Identity Manager will sport a new name, but it also will lean on the advantages of Azure and be designed to enable hybrid cloud computing. But there's still plenty of time to get ready for it. Microsoft doesn't plan to release Identity Manager until the first half of 2015.

The Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform team wrote in a blog that the next version will be available next year. Identity Manager was designed to help organizations ensure appropriate access to corporate information, regardless of where the data is located. And that seems to be part of Microsoft's strategy to tie this into its hybrid cloud strategy...

Cloud Computing: OneLogin Named Major Player in IDC's 2014 Identity Management MarketScape

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it has been named a "major player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Federated Identity Management and Single Sign-On 2014 Vendor Assessment (March, 2014). OneLogin provides an on-demand, cloud-based solution consisting of single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, directory integration, user provisioning, and a catalog of thousands of pre-integrated applications.

Adopted by some of the world's most well-known enterprises, the solution offers fast, easy, and secure identity management in the cloud. In assessing offerings from 13 vendors, including conducting interviews with customers, the study by the independent analyst firm identifies several strategies that have contributed to vendor success, including:...

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

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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...