08.22.2017 - Optimal IdM Appoints Industry Veteran Mark Foust as Director of Worldwide Sales

Former Microsoft sales executive to oversee new demand following accelerated growth Tampa, FL, Aug. 22, 2017 – Optimal IdM, a leading provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, today announced it has appointed Mark Foust as Director of Worldwide Sales. He brings over 16 years of sales experience from Microsoft. “We have been experiencing accelerated growth with the recent roll-out of our Optimal Authentication Service and accolades from leading analyst firms Gartner and KuppingerCole. Also, CIO’s are recognizing the acute need for managed services and that IAM is the foundation of a robust security program,” said Mike Brengs, Managing Partner. “To meet that demand, we are pleased to announce the addition of Mark Foust to our senior staff.  Mark’s strong background and significant contributions in these areas will accelerate Optimal IdM’s influence within the industry.” Foust has held multiple roles including Hybrid Cloud Solution Sales and Technology Strategist for Microsoft where he interfaced with CxOs, IT Directors, System Integrators and software partners within the commercial and government technology sectors. Prior, he was a senior consultant for Novell and has authored and contributed to several books on Directory Services. As Director of Worldwide Sales, Foust will be responsible for managing global sales strategy and revenue generation. ...

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. ...

06.19.2017 - Optimal IdM Positioned in the Niche Players Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

Tampa, FL, June 19, 2017 – Optimal IdM, a leading provider of identity management solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche Players quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide.” Gartner defines Access Management as technologies that use access control engines to provide centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO), session management and authorization enforcement for target applications in multiple use cases. In the Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated providers offering Access Management, based on the criteria of ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision.’ “We believe our Niche Quadrant positioning by Gartner validates our ability to enable customers to address the pressing issues in the Identity Access Management marketplace,” said Mike Brengs, Managing Partner of Optimal IdM. “With the recent launch of our authentication-as-a-service offering, Optimal Authentication Service™, we now offer the ability to perform various types and levels of authentications, including single and multi-factor.” 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 dedicated private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements. Optimal IdM was also recently featured on the Best Identity Management Solutions list of 2017 by PC Magazine. Optimal IdM received 4 stars and an editor rating of Excellent. ...

04.24.2017 - Optimal IdM Releases Authentication-As-A-Service Offering

The Optimal Authentication Service permits the addition of Multi-Factor Authentication and can be fully integrated into The OptimalCloud. Tampa, FL, April 24, 2017 — Optimal IdM today announced the release of their authentication-as-a-service (AaaS) offering called Optimal Authentication Service™ (OAS). OAS is a hosted RESTful web service that provides customers with the ability to perform various types and levels of authentications including single and multi-factor. The service may be deployed in any data-center and is offered in a multi-tenant environment as well as in an isolated/dedicated environment. Because the service is available via industry standard REST calls, both web and non-web applications may easily add MFA capabilities. OAS is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) service that helps prevent phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks by delivering push notifications to a user’s registered mobile device which optionally works with fingerprint enabled systems. OAS includes other MFA options like Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) and traditional One-Time Passcodes (OTP) that can be sent via Short Message Service (SMS), Email or voice calls. Each can be used as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with a complete Identity Access and Management (IAM) program.  When integrating with an existing system, you can leverage OTPs via SMS, Email or voice without storing any information about the user in the cloud service.  When using TOTP or push notifications, only device information is stored, which reduces the amount of personal identifiable information that is needed.  The service can also be used to access applications in a password-less method by sending a push notifications to a mobile device for logins. “The Optimal Authentication Service can easily integrate into your application using the RESTful call or by using our .NET SDK or jQuery plugin,” said Larry Aucoin, Managing Partner at Optimal IdM. He continued, “This service allows you to quickly and painlessly add MFA to your application and offer many different MFA options in doing so, including password-less options. It is also fully integrated into The OptimalCloud™.” The OptimalCloud 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 dedicated private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements. Attendees of the Cloud Identity Summit from June 19-21 in Chicago will have the opportunity to see a product demonstration of OAS at the Optimal IdM booth. 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. 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. Media Inquiries Matt Pitchford +1 (317) 460-0250 matt.pitchford@optimalidm.com ...

02.13.2017 - Optimal IdM Offers Stand Alone Multi-Factor Authentication-As-A-Service

Tampa, FL, Feb 13, 2017 — Optimal IdM today announced the release of a stand-alone service called OptimalMFA™. OptimalMFA is a multi-factor authentication-as-a-service offering that allows customers to implement a variety of MFA solutions using their existing on-prem or cloud federation solutions. OptimalMFA™ includes Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP), Short Message Service (SMS), Email and Optimal Push Authentication™ (OPA) to be released in Q1 of 2017. Each can be used as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with a complete Identity Access and Management (IAM) program. “Optimal IdM has always been committed to providing scalable and affordable solutions for our customers,” said Mike Brengs, Managing Partner at Optimal IdM. He continued, “So, OptimalMFA has been designed to easily integrate into any Federation solution with a flat, affordable monthly fee.” OptimalMFA is part of the Optimal IdM OptimalCloud™ solution. The OptimalCloud 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 and analytics system provides real time historical audit record of all activity including detailed granular reporting which is stored in a dedicated private database. The OptimalCloud is billed as an affordable, flat monthly fee which fits with budgetary and approval requirements. Visitors to the RSA Conference from February 13-16 will have the opportunity to see a product demonstration of the OptimalMFA as a service at the Optimal IdM booth #N4333. ...

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