Stormpath Selected As A Finalist in GigaOm Structure Launchpad Competition

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Security Veterans Lead Cloud-Based Identity and Access Management Services and Commercial Support for Security Framework Apache Shiro.

Stormpath, an emerging leader in cloud-based identity and access management, has been selected one of only eleven startups chosen by GigaOm as a finalist in the Structure Launchpad competition. The final round of the competition will take place on June 20th, as part of Structure conference in San Francisco. Launchpad is the preeminent competition for innovative and successful new companies in cloud technology.

"Dozens of cloud startups applied to Structure LaunchPad, but the 11 finalists stood head and shoulders above the rest for their innovative ideas, forward-thinking business models and cutting-edge technologies," said Stacey Higginbotham, Structure chair and senior writer for GigaOM. "Chosen after a rigorous review process, these companies are forging new ground when it comes to advancing cloud computing."

Stormpath CEO and co-founder, Alex Salazar, will demonstrate Stormpath’s early traction, launch the company’s public beta, and share the explosion of growth in the Apache Shiro project, a leading java security framework that Stormpath supports.

“Our goal is to make it easy for any developer to enable best-in-class identity and security in any application,” said Alex Salazar, Stormpath CEO and Co-founder. “Advances in cloud computing are changing SaaS business models, giving developers flexibility and security with abstracted architectures. Stormpath offers best-in-class identity and access management in less time than it takes to make coffee. We’re excited to be leading the charge, and look forward to sharing our story at Structure.”

About Stormpath
Stormpath is a cloud service that enables developers to build super-secure authentication and access control into any application, via a robust REST+JSON API or client libraries. We contribute to and support Apache Shiro, a powerful and easy-to-use Java security framework that abstracts authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management within an application.Together, Stormpath and Shiro power user security from your smallest mobile apps to your largest enterprise applications.

Stormpath is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners and New Enterprise Associates. Angel investors include Andy Rachleff, CEO of Wealthfront and Co-founder of Benchmark Capital.

For more information about Stormpath, visit http://www.stormpath.com

About GigaOM Structure 2012
Now in its fifth year, Structure 2012 will bring together the leaders innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution in the technology industry -- cloud computing. The shift to the cloud isn't just a change in the way IT is organized and delivered, but is also the impetus for a new way of building chips, servers, networking and the other building blocks of the computing industry. The cloud allows us to think and do things in ways never previously possible. Find out how the cloud is affecting the way you work and do business around the world. For more information, go to: http://event.gigaom.com/structure

For more information please contact:
Claire Hunsaker
Stormpath Inc.
Claire(at)stormpath.com
646-431-5888

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