07.24.2017 - Optimal IdM Names Chris Curcio as Vice President, Channel Sales Division

Tampa, FL, July 24, 2017 – Optimal IdM, a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced it has appointed Chris Curcio as Vice President of its Channel Sales Division. In this role, he will oversee and manage strategic channel sales programs and be responsible for growing the partner community. “Our continued growth has led to the expansion of our organization and the executive team,” said Larry Aucoin, Managing Partner of Optimal IdM. “Chris brings a level of high caliber leadership to our company which will enhance our channel sales division.” Curcio has more than a decade of experience at Oracle, where he advanced from an Identity Management / Security Sales Consultant to Sales Consulting Director, focusing on Digital Experience (DX) Platform Cloud (PaaS) and On-Premise technologies. As Sales Engineering Director, he was responsible for North America and had direct responsibility for managing revenue/pipeline generation, creating sales/go-to market strategies, enabling the sales consulting and sales teams, and offering up new product and solution ideas for Oracle’s customers. His efforts resulted in consistent double digit year-over-year growth. In addition, Curcio graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Business Administration. About Optimal IdM Optimal IdM is a global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. We partner with our clients to provide comprehensive, fully customizable enterprise level solutions that meet the specific security and scalability needs of their organizations. Optimal IdM offers its solutions both on premise and in the cloud as a 100% managed service offering. Optimal IdM’s customers include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as Federal, State and Local Government agencies all over the world. Founded in 2005, Optimal IdM is privately held and has been profitable in every quarter since inception. Visit www.optimalidm.com for more information. ...

07.11.2017 - Optimal IdM Named a Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud Report

Tampa, FL, July 11, 2017 – Optimal IdM, a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced it has been positioned by KuppingerCole as a leader in the Product Leadership Matrix Category of the “Leadership Compass Identity as a Service: Single Sign-On to the Cloud (IDaaS SSO)” report, as well as earning high marks throughout the report. KuppingerCole Leadership Compass is a tool which provides an overview of a particular IT market segment and identifies the leaders in that market segment. The report covers leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Identity as a Service offerings targeting Single Sign-On to the Cloud for all types of users, with primary focus on cloud services but some support for on-premise web applications. “Our positioning as a leader by KuppingerCole confirms our strengths in serving the enterprise Identity and Access Management marketplace,” said Mike Brengs, Managing Partner of Optimal IdM. “It further validates our recent authentication-as-a-service offering, Optimal Authentication Service™, enabling customers the ability to perform various types and levels of authentications, including single and multi-factor.” According the report, Optimal IdM delivers a strong feature set that serves the requirements of enterprise customers well, particularly when it comes to pure-play IDaaS SSO use cases for enterprise users and business partners. “The offering provides many integrations to SaaS services. Integration to existing directory services is highly flexible, ranging from inbound federation e.g. from business partners, to local directory services and a full broker mode, which allows managing and authenticating users in their current directory services without the need of synching them to a cloud directory,” says Martin Kuppinger, Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, “In sum, Optimal IdM’s The OptimalCloud is an interesting offering for the IDaaS SSO market, in particular for enterprise-level deployments.” The OptimalCloud™ from Optimal IdM is a complete Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution with delegated administration and workflow capabilities that can be customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. The OptimalCloud offers a private, secure and dedicated cloud which is essential for meeting corporate security and compliance restrictions. Further to that, The OptimalCloud’s built-in cloud reporting system provides real time historical audit record of all activity including detailed granular reporting which is stored in a private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements. Optimal IdM was also recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche Players quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide and featured on the Best Identity Management Solutions list of 2017 by PC Magazine. Optimal IdM received 4 stars and an editor rating of Excellent. ...

07.10.2017 - Cloud Provisioning – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

When we talk about provisioning cloud services, there is Just In Time (JIT) provisioning and bulk provisioning. JIT provisioning is where accounts are created as a side effect from federation. In other words, the first time a user federates to a service, his account is created using the federation token and information queried from the user. Bulk provisioning is where the accounts are created in bulk ahead of time and actively maintained independently from federation. The main problems with JIT provisioning are ...

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  • The database in which all of your organization’s sensitive identity data is stored.
  • A digital ledger in which digital transactions are recorded chronologically and publicly.
  • Securely managing customer identity and profile data, and controlling customer access to applications and services.
  • The means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.
  • A legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the EU.
  • The policy-based centralized orchestration of user identity management and access control.
  • An authentication infrastructure that is built, hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
  • A security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
  • A global provider of innovative and affordable identity access management solutions. 
  • Managing and auditing account and data access by privileged users.
  • Tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.
  • An authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.