SOURCE: Identropy


January 09, 2013 09:00 ET

Identropy Launches SCUID Lifecycle

IDaaS Pioneer First to Deliver an Offering Focused on Provisioning and Identity Governance; Its Cloud-Based Approach Delivers Unprecedented Ease of Use

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) - Identropy, a leading provider of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solutions, today announced the launch of its premier, cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) service, SCUID™ Lifecycle. Combining the security, compliance and operational benefits of identity management with the cost and ease-of-use benefits of SaaS, SCUID Lifecycle is a complete Identity Management solution for both on-premise and cloud-based applications. Delivering optimized IDM use cases distilled from over 150 successful IDM engagements, SCUID Lifecycle alleviates the long-standing IDM pain points of Cost, Complexity, long Time-to-Value (TTV) and high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

"Identropy's SCUID Lifecycle provides a highly effective governance framework for managing who has access to both on-premise and cloud-based applications," said Peter Johnson, Director of Information Assurance at PPL. "With SaaS applications becoming an increasing part of our IT footprint, having full, granular control over who is accessing them enables us to more aggressively and confidently consume cloud applications. We anticipate SCUID Lifecycle will save us significant time and money by streamlining our internal processes and accelerating our ability to execute on strategic IT initiatives."

SCUID Lifecycle tackles access request, workflow, provisioning, automated deprovisioning, and access recertification for both cloud-based and on-premise applications. It is as functional and robust as leading on premise solutions but optimized for delivery as a Service. Architected as a multi-tenant platform, and hosted by Identropy in its SOC 2 certified private cloud, SCUID Lifecycle is not a hosted version of an existing vendor's IDM offering -- its intellectual property is built into the platform's patent pending architecture and automated into the SCUID User Interface.

Harnessing the power of the cloud and templatized use cases, SCUID Lifecycle enables organizations to deploy and manage their IDM with significantly accelerated timeframes and unprecedented cost and operational efficiencies.

More on SCUID Lifecycle can be found here.

"By focusing on the hard-to-solve problems that come with provisioning and ongoing Identity Governance, Identropy has clearly defined which slice of the IDaaS market it is pursuing," said Sally Hudson, Research Director, Security Products and Services, IDC. "Any solution that can ease the complexity and operational pain associated with identity lifecycle management without sacrificing any of its core benefits will be strongly positioned to capitalize on the substantial IDaaS market opportunity."

"What we have done with SCUID Lifecycle is inject a level of usability and simplicity that has been lacking in identity management software suites," said Victor Barris, CEO, Identropy. By providing an Identity Management platform with which IDM stakeholders can easily engage, we've made it possible for organizations to truly delegate identity administration where it belongs, enabling them to derive maximum value from their investment. While identity management will never be a commodity item, SCUID is already demonstrating that it does not need to be as expensive, painful and complex as it has been."

Pricing and Availability
SCUID Lifecycle is available immediately. Pricing starts at $7 per user per month.

About Identropy
Identropy is a leading Identity as a Service (IDaaS) provider, whose offerings enable organizations to derive maximum value from their Identity Management (IDM) initiatives in the most cost-effective manner. Providing domain expertise across the entire IDM lifecycle, Identropy's Advisory, Implementation and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) service offerings have already benefited more than 150 organizations. Identropy's innovative Secure Cloud-based Unified Identity (SCUID) platform enables organizations to reduce the cost and complexity, optimize day-to-day management, and accelerate time-to-value of their IDM investments. Founded in 2006, Identropy is a privately held company. For more information visit

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