Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
Conformity Inc., provider of the first enterprise-class management and governance solution for SaaS and cloud applications, today announced a partnership and integration with VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. As a result, Conformity’s customers now have the ability to secure and safeguard critical cloud application access and authorization information, and provide enterprise-class authentication security to Conformity users.
Conformity has integrated the VeriSign® Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service, and now offers its customers the ability to implement strong, two-factor authentication for Conformity solution administrators responsible for controlling access and permissions across the customers’ cloud applications. Provided by VeriSign as a cloud-based authentication service, VIP enables enterprises to strengthen typical username and password account access with an additional factor of authentication using a unique one-time password (OTP) generated by a user’s VIP security credential. Conformity also plans to extend the integration with VIP to provide additional functionalities to customers in the areas of provisioning and policy enforcement.
In addition, Conformity and VeriSign announced that they will refer the other’s offerings to enterprise customers with a need for enhanced user authentication and authorization management for their cloud applications and users, and to engage in joint marketing and sales activities.
“Conformity provides a centralized point of administration and management for cloud applications, and implementing VIP is a key step in helping customers safeguard access.” said Kerry Loftus, vice president of User Authentication at VeriSign. “By integrating VIP into their solution, Conformity will make it vastly more difficult for unauthorized users to access their solution. Businesses that truly understand the real risk protect their sites and customers with VIP Authentication Service.”
“We are committed to defending the security of our customers’ information, and are constantly seeking to strengthen and extend our capabilities and support,” said Scott Bils, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Conformity. “Adding VIP two-factor authentication offers our customers an easy and convenient way to dramatically increase the security of their Conformity solution.”
Conformity is the provider of the first enterprise-class management and governance platform for cloud applications. Conformity enables organizations to centrally manage on-demand applications, users and data, reducing security and compliance risks and operational costs associated with SaaS and cloud applications. Conformity was named a “Top 10 IT Management Start-Up to Watch” by Network World. For more information about Conformity, please visit http://www.conformity-inc.com or call 512-682-8200.