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CSC Introduces CloudIAM Identity and Access Management Solution

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.

For more information on CSC Application Portfolio Management, visit http://www.csc.com/application and for information on the CSC Trusted Cloud services, visit www.csc.com/cloud.

Published Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:19 PM by David Marshall
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