Thursday, July 23

Identity in the Cloud

Over the past year, there have been a number of identity management solutions popping up that aim to help companies deal with identities in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) / Cloud applications. Here's a list of the solutions that I've encountered:

Cloud Identity - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides provisioning, workflow, audit reporting, and SSO. Leverages existing enterprise credentials. [more info]

Conformity - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides provisioning, workflow, and audit reporting for select cloud applications. Leverages Active Directory (or other on-premise repository) accounts as the source. [more info]

Identropy IC2 - Identity Management solution for SaaS applications. Leverages existing Identity infrastructure and work flow to provision accounts to cloud applications via the IC2 SPML gateway. [more info]

MyOneLogin - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides SSO and Secure Logon to cloud applications and web sites. Enables Account Management for select SaaS applications. Tracks SaaS application usage across apps from a single location. [more info]

Nordic Edge Opacus - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides Secure Logon to cloud applications. Synchronizes accounts from on-premise repository to cloud systems. Enables delegated user administration for cloud applications. [more info]

PingConnect - SaaS SSO solution for Salesforce CRM, Google Apps, and 60+ other SaaS applications. Leverages existing enterprise credentials, Google Apps Logon ID, or Salesforce credentials. [more info]

SecurAct - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides provisioning, work flow, SSO, and audit reporting for both local and cloud applications. Leverages Active Directory accounts as the source. [more info]

Symplified - SaaS Identity and Access Management solution. Provides provisioning, audit reporting, authentication, and SSO across local and cloud apps. Leverages existing enterprise credentials. Can also prevent side-door access. [more info]

NOTE TO VENDORS - please feel free to reach out if my description above is incorrect. I'm happy to make corrections where appropriate or provide additional differentiators. I also encourage comments that help identify how products stand apart from the others by end-users or vendors.

[Updated Aug 04, 2009]
[Updated Jul 29, 2009]

7 comments:

Symplified said...

Thanks for mentioning Symplified!

Lauren said...

Thanks for mentioning Symplified, The Cloud Security Experts. www.symplified.com

Matt Flynn said...

...some additional clarification from Identropy and Conformity

tina-tavizi said...

hello
I'm Tina Tavizi, Msc student of 'Information Technology/Information Security',
I'm too interested in cloud computing, and I'm defining my master thesis in cloud security/access control and identity management /xacml/...,
can you help me to define good new proposal and find a good open issue?

I think you are expert enough to help me !
unfortunately I have little of time to define my proposal,just 3 days!
need your urgent help!

thanks so much

excuse me for bad English!!

Marc Potter said...

GreyTower Identity Integration Suite from Directory Services, Inc. now has a cloud provisioning module for Salesforce.com and NetSuite, as well as a full GreyTower service deployed on the MuleSource iON cloud.

GreyTower is a Scale Out Identity Approach leveraging SOA and standards. The simple idea is to make IDM easier and modular.

The foundation is built on the same SOA foundation deployed in several Fortune 500 companies.

take a peek http://www.directoryservicesinc.com

Thanks Matt for putting this list together.

Anonymous said...

DirectAxs is another solution emerging with a handful of Fortune 500 customers, and an European customer. Check them out at www.directaxs.com

Edward Killeen said...

Matt,
It's been a while and I know that this post is from a few years ago, but EmpowerID offers cloud based provisioning, RBAC and federated single sign-on.

Thanks,
Edward