Sxip Identity

Sxip Identity

July 12, 2005 09:00 ET

Sxip Identity Unveils New On-Demand Identity Management Solution; Secure Single Sign-On and Centralized User Management Now Available for ASPs

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Sxip Identity announced the release of Sxip Access, the only identity management solution for on-demand applications, today at the Burton Group's Catalyst Conference. By leveraging existing identity management infrastructure and procedures, Sxip Access enables IT administrators to securely manage user access to on-demand web applications as if these applications were running inside the corporate firewall.

The use of on-demand software is increasing; according to analysts, this is expected to continue for at least the next five years. International Data Corp. (IDC) estimates that ASP sales will grow by at least 26 percent annually from $2.1 billion in 2002 to $10.7 billion by 2009. Similarly, by 2010, Gartner Research predicts that 30 percent of new software will be derived from "pay as you go", externally-hosted applications, rather than from license revenue generated by "packaged" software.

"We were looking to leverage a product that provided secure two-factor authentication for our mission critical ASP-based applications. We approached several major players in the identity management space and Sxip Access was the only solution that could provide what we were looking for without writing custom code," said George Ellis, Chief IS&T Architect, Cognos. "Sxip Identity exceeded our expectations with a successful pilot implementation that was delivered ahead of schedule and implemented with our existing enterprise infrastructure in a single day."

"ASPs provide perhaps one of the clearest use cases for federated identity mechanisms," said Jamie Lewis, CEO and research chair of Burton Group. "Simply put, software-as-a-service can't realize its potential without an effective means of sharing the identity information necessary to ensure that the right people have access to right resources at the right time. But synchronizing large amounts of identity data between an enterprise and an ASP creates unacceptably high levels of complexity and risk. By focusing on a federated identity solution for ASP-based applications, Sxip is addressing this fundamental problem, reducing the friction created by reaching outside the corporation for essential services."

Sxip Access is available as a hardened, redundant appliance that supports two-factor authentication. This gives enterprise IT departments the ability to centrally manage data access and provision and de-provision end-users. With Sxip Access, single sign-on and delegated authentication are simple and scalable, lowering help desk costs and exceeding industry standards for privacy and security.

Key Features & Benefits:

Security of core information - controlled access to critical data based on your existing identity management infrastructure through delegated authentication, provisioning, and deprovisioning

Ease of Access - seamless integration with your corporate identity management systems, lowering the impediments inherent with Internet- and Intranet-based single sign-on, increasing utilization and reducing support costs associated with forgotten passwords and usernames

Policy Compliance and Enforcement - access policies are consistent and auditable

"The increasing trend towards on-demand web applications and the success of companies like salesforce.com necessitates a move away from the siloed storage of identity information. What's required is an Identity 2.0 solution that allows organizations to securely manage user access to their on-demand service as if it were an application running inside their corporate firewall. Sxip Access is the only identity management application that does this and that was specifically designed to work with hosted applications," said Dick Hardt, founder and CEO, Sxip Identity.

About Sxip Access:

Sxip Access enables IT departments to centrally manage user access and provisioning to their on-demand software. With Sxip Access, single sign-on and delegated authentication is simple and scalable, exceeding industry standards for privacy and security. For pricing details or more information please visit http://sxip.com/sxip_access, contact sales@sxip.com or call 1.866.978.3500.

About Sxip Identity

Sxip Identity develops enterprise solutions for on-demand software that leverage the power of Identity 2.0. Building on extensive industry experience in security software, the Sxip Identity team is committed to solving large-scale digital identity challenges. For more information please visit http://sxip.com, contact info@sxip.com.

Sxip Access is a trademark of Sxip Identity Corporation. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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