Sxip Identity

Sxip Identity
salesforce.com
NYSE : CRM

July 13, 2005 09:00 ET

Sxip Identity Unveils New Sforce Certified Solution; Secure Single Sign-On and Centralized User Management Now Available for Salesforce.com

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 13, 2005) - Sxip Identity and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that Sxip Access has met salesforce.com's rigorous certification standards. Tightly integrated with Salesforce via the Sforce on-demand platform, and immediately available to Salesforce customers, Sxip Access enables IT administrators to securely manage user access to salesforce.com as if it were an application running inside their corporate firewall, by closely integrating with their existing identity management process and infrastructure.

"Our main challenges were keeping track of and controlling access to the multiple web applications that our employees use, as well as limiting the number of passwords our employees must manage," said Andre Lewis, Associate Director Information Security, Irwin Home Equity (http://www.ihe.com). "Sxip Access dramatically decreases the management hassle and helps us better manage the risk of unauthorized access to our salesforce.com data."

"Sxip Identity's integration with the Sforce platform is an excellent example of our solution's unparalleled flexibility in helping enable customers to do business in the most reliable and secure manner possible," said Mike Kreaden, director, Sforce ecosystem. "Salesforce.com customers can significantly benefit from the peace-of-mind the impressive Sxip Access offers."

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.

"As critical systems move outside the firewall, control over your assets and security shouldn't. Sxip Access solves this problem and is the only single sign-on application specifically designed to work with hosted applications like salesforce.com," said Dick Hardt, founder and CEO, Sxip Identity. "Security-conscious salesforce.com customers can now receive all the benefits of a best-of-breed on-demand application, while still maintaining their corporate security policies and regulatory compliance requirements."

Sxip Access integrates with salesforce.com via Sforce, the salesforce.com client/service integration platform. Sforce supports the integration of a variety of systems and platforms (including enterprise applications, desktop solutions, mobile devices and IP phone systems) with Salesforce and Supportforce via the force Web service API. This makes key business information available to users from all of their favorite applications and tools.

The Sforce client/service integration platform provides solution developers with a mechanism for integrating and extending salesforce.com, thus creating sophisticated custom CRM solutions. Leveraging standards and technologies from the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Sforce continues to demonstrate how on-demand platforms are a central part of the new enterprise IT strategies. Free access to the Sforce community, as well as more information on the Sforce Developer Program, is available at http://www.sforce.com.

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, email info@sxip.com, or call 1.866.978.3500.

About Irwin Home Equity Corporation (IHE)

Irwin Home Equity Corporation (IHE) is a subsidiary of Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company (IUB), which in turn is a subsidiary of Irwin Financial Corporation (NYSE:IFC), an interested group of specialized financial services companies servicing select markets nationwide. Through a combination of channels, IHE and IUB originate, acquire, securitize, sell and service a variety of first mortgages, home equity lines of credit and home equity loan products. Irwin offers selected homeowners creative, customized and attractive financing solutions with personalized service that is convenient, responsive and reliable.

For more information about Irwin Home Equity, visit www.ihe.com.

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). Through its award-winning salesforce.com family of products including Salesforce (http://www.salesforce.com) and Supportforce (http://www.supportforce.com), the company provides a comprehensive suite of CRM applications to help enterprises of all sizes, industries and geographies meet the complex challenge of sharing and managing information on-demand. Salesforce and Supportforce are built on the Sforce client/service integration platform and include the Customforce tool for complete on-demand customization. Sforce (http://www.sforce.com) and Customforce (http://www.customforce.com) allow customers and independent software vendors to customize and integrate salesforce.com's products, as well as build their own on-demand enterprise applications. As of April 30, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 15,500 customers and approximately 267,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Sxip Identity Corporate Communications
    Lori Pike
    Media Contact
    604.808.6655
    lpike@sxip.com
    or
    Salesforce.com Public Relations
    Jane Hynes
    Media Contact
    415.901.5079
    jhynes@salesforce.com