Unicon Announces New Services for Identity and Access Management in the Cloud

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An Effective, Secure Hosted Shibboleth 3.x Identity Provider Solution for Enterprise Collaboration

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Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced new services for identity and access management (IAM) in the cloud. Unicon has developed a hosted Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) environment using the latest version of Shibboleth (3.x) with a robust feature set. Federated web single sign-on via Shibboleth provides secure avenues of collaboration, allowing institutions and organizations to safely connect to applications through a seamless login experience.

“We are pleased to now offer a hosted Shibboleth identity provider solution to higher education institutions and organizations,” said John C. Blakley, Chief Executive Officer, Unicon, Inc. “Our new IAM in the cloud services are designed to provide our clients the peace of mind that comes with a hosted solution by a team of responsive IT experts.”

Base Unicon services include requirement identification, set-up and configuration, performance testing, branding, Service Provider (SP) integration, integration with existing authentication technology, technical support, and upgrades. Additional services available include customization and an increased technical support option. Institutions and organizations can take advantage of Unicon’s specific services for Shibboleth IdP, including implementation, upgrades, and hosting.

Cloud solutions are flexible, secure, and cost-effective ways of providing enterprises reliable access to the applications they depend on daily. The Shibboleth IdP in the cloud solution secures these applications through open source federated single sign-on technology. The cloud infrastructure is highly available, fault-tolerant, and can auto-scale to meet unexpected demands. The Shibboleth IdP is hosted within the most secure region of the cloud. Unicon’s experienced team of technology professionals delivers engineering and operational support, including maintenance of the cloud infrastructure and upgrades of the Shibboleth IdP, resulting in peace of mind for the client.

To learn more about Unicon’s services for IAM in the cloud, please visit http://www.unicon.net/solutions/IAM-cloud.

About Shibboleth
Shibboleth provides Web single sign-on capabilities and allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy preserving manner. Shibboleth is among the world's most widely deployed federated identity solutions, connecting users to applications both within and between institutions. These connections help users collaborate in a safe environment. Shibboleth was specifically developed to address numerous challenges including scaling the account management of multiple applications, and security issues associated with accessing third-party services. Other challenges include privacy and enabling service providers to control access to their resources. Learn more at http://shibboleth.net.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success, mobile computing, learning management systems, learning analytics, portals, web content management, and online video. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; an Affiliate Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; an Organization Member of the Drupal Association; a Pantheon Gold Partner; and a Solution Partner of Kaltura. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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