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CloudAccess Unveils Integrated Version of Identity and Access Management

Combines credentialing, authentication and SSO in centralized cloud-based security offering

CloudAccess, a provider of unified security solutions from the cloud, announced the release of the latest version of CloudIDM/AM which features a unique and seamless integration between enterprise identity management and access control (single sign on/access management) from the cloud.

“We’ve taken the next evolutionary step to integrate the key capabilities of provisioning, multi-factor authentication and role-based workflow management with an advanced single sign on for SaaS and legacy applications and manage it all from the cloud,” said CloudAccess CEO Kevin Nikkhoo.

According to CloudAccess, the new version includes several “game-changing” developments including multi-directional password synchronization between the identity management solution, Active Directory and/or LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), a federated gateway to control access to any application or website, dynamic self-service portal and centralized GUI-based workflow automation.

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Nikkhoo notes there are few cloud-based solutions which only offer a portion of what CloudAccess now provides. CloudAccess is currently the only product on the market that presents a fully-integrated enterprise identity management/access management solution from a multi-tenant cloud. The features are comparable to several established on-premise brands.

“The significance of these developments means organizations of any size can have greater visibility over who has access to what assets,” said Nikkhoo. “It’s more than being able to add and remove users automatically or manage passwords. It recognizes that every single user has a unique relationship to the IT environment and the IT administration can now regain and maintain control of those relationships.”

Proliferation of SaaS (software as a service) applications, the increased complexities of BYOD (bring your own device) and user mobility expose vulnerability gaps for many organizations. Combined with increased scrutiny of regulatory agencies, the need to continuously monitor and report on user access is not only a security best practice, but a legal requirement.

The solution’s updated and out-of-the box capabilities include the streamlined ability to automate compulsory reporting that satisfies the compliance governance for many agencies including HIPAA, PCI, FFIEC, NIST FERC and Sarbanes-Oxley.

CloudIDM/AM 3.0, which is now available for direct sale or through various reseller channels, is attractive to many companies because of its cloud-based enterprise power and affordability. These attributes make it easier to deploy, accessible to a broader audience and require less resources to effectively manage.

 

As a cloud-deployed security-as-a-service solution, CloudIDM/AM 3.0 requires no hardware or software to install. It also integrates with other scalable security solutions such as SIEM and log management. The entire suite can be monitored in real-time and easily managed from a central dashboard. This complete, integrated suite is called REACT (Realtime Event and Access Correlation Technology).

Since 2011, CloudAccess has offered an identity management solution and access management product separately (both cloud-based), but the CloudIDM/AM version 3.0 now leverages their combined capabilities and centralizes its management for any-sized company.

CloudAccess also announced an updated list of SAML2 and API-based connectors supported by the new access management component. They include Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Yammer, Clarizen, EchoSign, Samange, Screensteps, SugarCRM, Zendesk, Joomla and Drupal. New out-of-the box connectors are updated once per month.

Online demos of CloudIDM/AM are available by appointment. Contact CloudAccess at 877-550-2568 or http://www.cloudaccess.com/request-demo for more information. CloudAccess’ website is www.cloudaccess.com.

More Stories By Kevin Nikkhoo

With more than 32 years of experience in information technology, and an extensive and successful entrepreneurial background, Kevin Nikkhoo is the CEO of the dynamic security-as-a-service startup Cloud Access. CloudAccess is at the forefront of the latest evolution of IT asset protection--the cloud.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from McGill University, Master of Computer Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Southern California with emphasis in entrepreneurial studies.

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