SOURCE: GlobalSign

GlobalSign

March 16, 2015 06:00 ET

GlobalSign IAM-Easy Debuts; Makes Managing Customer and Partner Identities and Interactions Simple and Secure

Rapidly Deploy Preconfigured Identity Relationship and Access Management (IRAM) Solutions to Enable New Revenue Models, Reduce Customer Care Costs and Improve End-user Experiences

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - At the Gartner IAM Summit in London today, GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity services for online transactions and the security division of Tokyo-based GMO Internet, debuted GlobalSign IAM-Easy,™ a new pre-configured Identity Relationship and Access Management (IRAM) solution designed to dramatically simplify the management of customer and partner identities and their access to e-Service and portals. In as little as four weeks, GlobalSign can deliver the business benefits of an end-to-end IRAM solution.

Traditional IAM (Identity and Access Management) solutions were designed for an internal directory focus and often lack the comprehensive support for a multitude of services, identity types, authentication methods and federation protocols to manage identities for thousands of external users. By taking a business focused approach to IRAM, GlobalSign IAM-Easy offers the fastest route to managing identities and access to e-Services and portals -- enabling new revenue models, reducing customer care costs and improving end-user experiences.

With Gartner's latest IAM report explicitly recommending to clients that they "do not plan to massively customize IAM infrastructure. Focus on solutions that allow for rapid configuration,"1 GlobalSign's IAM-Easy enables organizations to enact best practices in IAM far more efficiently, and reap the benefits of new revenue models, increased customer loyalty and lower IT costs.

"GlobalSign IAM-Easy made it possible for us to deploy a comprehensive Identity Relationship and Access Management solution to our customer in less than four weeks," said Ville Särmälä, CEO, Knowit Oy, based in Helsinki. "As a system integrator our main goal is to deliver high-quality solutions to our customers on time and on budget. GlobalSign IAM-Easy truly lives up to its name as we were able to rapidly deploy the platform and integrate the customer's CRM and e-Service platforms to the IRAM solution."

GlobalSign IAM-Easy is a pre-configured deployment model of the complete GlobalSign IRAM solution that is coupled with best practices. This makes it easy for organizations to register users, offer self-service identity management and multiple levels of authorization to provide secure access to their portals and e-Services. It is available for on-premise and private cloud deployments, and can be delivered within a short time (in as little as 4 weeks) and with a fixed cost. GlobalSign IAM-Easy delivers efficiency and cost saving benefits by allowing business units to:

  • Authenticate external users properly, and offer corporate customers single sign-on from their own network to your services
  • Offer identity self-service processes, and workflows to reduce the burden on customer service and provide a positive user experience
  • Know external users' roles and what services they are accessing
  • Strengthen security with support for over 20 different authentication methods, including out-of-band multi-factor methods and digital certificates for business critical transactions
  • Allow external users to bring their own identities by offering user-driven federation to strengthen weak identities with strong ones -- creating verified social and business identities
  • Automate external user management with integration with your CRM system
  • Avoid security breaches that can negatively impact business and reputation
  • Implement a robust IRAM solution that can support multiple e-Services and millions of users

GlobalSign's IRAM solutions are based on technology developed at GlobalSign's Center of IAM Excellence in Finland by the former Ubisecure, which was acquired by GlobalSign in 2014, and presently in use on a massive scale in Europe -- by over three million citizens who access Finnish governmental records, as well as by manufacturers, utility companies, service providers and dozens of other organizations that provide external identity relationship and access management.

Info Security Products Guide, an information security research and advisory guide, named GlobalSign IAM-Easy as a finalist for the 11th Annual 2015 Global Excellence Awards in the New Product category, in recognition of the way GlobalSign IAM-Easy is helping set the bar higher for others in information security.

"With the IAM market growing over 14% this year alone,2 it's clear that businesses are putting a high priority to IAM deployments, especially for the extended enterprise. But many organizations still find them far too complicated and time-consuming," said Joan Lockhart, GlobalSign's chief marketing officer. "We are delighted to help more enterprises to do what Gartner and other industry analysts suggest: focus on solutions that allow rapid deployment and agility, so that teams can manage identities and access not just within, but beyond their organizations -- with the speed and ease they need."

GlobalSign will showcase GlobalSign IAM-Easy at the Gartner IAM Summit 2015 on March 16-17 in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, in booth S12. For more information, please visit europe.gartner.com/iam and https://www.globalsign.com/en/identity-and-access-management/. You can also follow the event on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Gartner_inc using #GartnerIAM.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), mediating trust to enable safe commerce, communications, content delivery and community interactions for billions of online transactions occurring around the world at every moment. Its identity and access management portfolio includes access control, single sign-on (SSO), federation and delegation services to help organizations and service providers create new business models for customer and partner interactions. GlobalSign's core digital certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. GlobalSign's solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market, where the ability to make secure networked connections among people, processes, data and things, will require that every "thing" have a trusted identity that can be managed. The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

About GMOCloud KK

GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,000 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan's most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world's largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

1 Gartner, Inc. in 2015 Planning Guide for Identity and Access Management, October 2, 2014
2 "IAM Market Global Forecasts to 2019," Markets and Markets, February 2015, as published at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/identity-access-management-iam.asp