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KidoZen

October 13, 2014 11:23 ET

KidoZen Introduces Next-Generation Mobile Identity Management and Security Suite to Power the Mobile Enterprise

Extends Enterprises' Existing Investments in Identity Management to the Mobile World

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2014) - KidoZen, a pioneer in enterprise mobility solutions, today announced enhancements to its mobile identity management and security suite to power today's mobile enterprise. Building upon its next-generation enterprise mobile application platform, KidoZen has expanded its core capabilities to provide a complete security suite for the mobile backend including authorization, privacy and access control capabilities at the data level. Additionally, with today's release, KidoZen announced broader integration with industry leading identity federation providers include Microsoft ADFS, Okta, OneLogin, PingIdentity and others.

"Mobile apps have become critical elements of the enterprise IT stack, making security a top priority. Unfortunately, traditional security architectures don't look at protecting the data being used by the mobile apps themselves. Organizations need to protect data assets, but to do so requires a new contextual approach to securing the data," said Jesus Rodriguez, CEO of KidoZen. "KidoZen's next-generation mobile identity management and security suite helps organizations extend their existing investments in identity management technologies to the mobile world to ensure secure access control and privacy at the data level."

Mobile apps present risk that exponentially increases the perimeter an enterprise must protect as their mobile workforce continues to expand. As a result, IT faces a serious challenge on how to best secure mobile deployments and deliver the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organizational assets.

KidoZen's next-generation mobile identity management and security suite provides a mobile-first and developer friendly approach across different areas of an enterprise mobile backend infrastructure ensuring security and identity federation for mobile applications. More importantly, the KidoZen mobile identity management and security suite implements several identity management protocols that simplify the authentication and single sign-on capabilities for mobile applications.

Mobile Security and Identity Federation:

The KidoZen mobile identity management and security suite includes the following capabilities:

  • Enables authentication and federation capabilities of mobile applications with enterprise identity providers. The KidoZen identity federation platform delivers default integration with established identity federation providers such as Microsoft Active Directory, Google ID, Windows Live Connect, CA Site Minder as well as Microsoft ADFS, Okta, OneLogin, and PingIdentity.
  • Allows mobile applications to leverage enterprise-ready identity protocols such as SAML 2, OAuth, WS-Federation, WS-Trust and JWT that simplify the authentication capabilities for mobile apps. KidoZen leverages these protocols to integrate with organizations' on-premise or cloud-based identity providers and exposes simple authentication methods to be used within the mobile app.
  • Supports single sign-on for enterprise mobile apps by establishing trust relationships with identity providers involved in the single sign-on process, thus, allowing a mobile application to access data from two different enterprise systems.

Mobile API Security and Access Control:

Through broad integration with industry leading identity providers, KidoZen provides an intermediate policy engine that evaluates authorization rules against various components such as:

  • Applications - to manage the roles at the mobile application object level that can or cannot access the application. Access control is checked against the individual user's unique identity.
  • APIs - to configure authorization rules that prevent specific users from accessing KidoZen APIs such as storage, logging, as well as access to connections with enterprise backend systems.
  • Data sources - to secure access to configured data sources using KidoZen's mobile data virtualization and mobile data management.

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About KidoZen
KidoZen is an enterprise mobile app platform company that was founded around a simple, yet powerful goal: to enable the mobile-first enterprise. The company is accomplishing this goal by providing a simple model for IT organizations to incorporate backend functionality such as security and integration of line-of-business and SaaS capabilities into their enterprise mobile applications. The KidoZen platform is used by the world's largest organizations, including American Airlines, Boeing, DuPont, Pfizer, Microsoft, Shell, Toyota and United Healthcare. The company's partner network of leading system integrator and mobile service providers already spans 50 countries. www.kidozen.com