SOURCE: Avatier

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April 16, 2014 08:00 ET

Avatier Warns Companies to Avoid Cloud Identity Management Fraud

Simplicity and Transparency of Single Sign-On Solutions Should Be Simple

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Avatier Corp., a leader in risk-driven identity management software, is warning IT management that any solution forcing them to manage identities in multiple places should be avoided at all costs. That is precisely the issue raised in the company's "The ABCs of Avoiding Cloud Identity Management Fraud" blog posted last week.

Most corporations are looking for a single sign-on solution that can provide employees with easy access to cloud applications. However, the blog points out some web single sign-on solutions require duplicating identity management in the cloud, which adds complexity, cost, and security risk.

"This is the antithesis of simplicity," comments Thomas Edgerton, the blog's author. "If you believe everything you read, you would assume the two options available to IT are to duplicate and manage identities individually on an app-by-app basis in the cloud or implement a complex, difficult to maintain enterprise federated security system. That's just wrong."

"The problem is not in the management of identities in the cloud," Edgerton points out. "The problem stems from duplicating identities in the cloud to enable workflow. Most enterprises are already fully equipped to leverage their corporate directory infrastructure in the management of identities across SaaS, PaaS and the myriad of cloud services without adding an Identity as a Service (IDaaS)."

"If you're looking for simplicity, control and security, look into solutions like ours before making a critical, long lasting, and expensive decision," he concludes.

About Avatier

Avatier is the identity management company designed for business users. We automate and unify enterprise operations by standardizing business processes with an IT store. Our IT service catalog creates a single system of record for access requests and IT audit.

Our easily extensible identity management system lowers operational costs and provides corporate governance visibility. Avatier automates workflow and compliance reviews to reduce IT governance risks.

Founded in 1997, Avatier is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, and Sydney. Our products operate globally for customers like Marriott, Starbucks and hundreds more. For more information, please visit www.avatier.com and follow @Avatier on Twitter.