Cloud.com Partners With Cloud Security Firm Symplified

Cloud based security provider Symplified has partnered with Cloud.com to offer identity and access management security to users of the CloudStack platform.

According to the companies, the service, which is being offered to large organisations, will allow service providers to offer 'single sign-on' capabilities to their end users. Single sign-on capabilities are less intrusive, safer and cheaper to manage, the companies claimed.

Cloud.com offers the open source cloud computing operating system CloudStack, which is used by more than 50 large enterprises including KT, Tata Communications, Nokia Research Center, GreenQloud and Logicworks.

Eric Olden, CEO at Symplified said that apart from its single sign-on tool, CloudStack will also get additional core cloud management functions, including end-user self administration, service offering management, and billing and reporting.

Peder Ulander, CMO at Cloud.com said in a statement, “In order for service providers to take advantage of this market demand, certain management capabilities are needed including SSO. Our partnership with Symplified ensures that security at all levels - including entry, exit, and access to applications - is met simply and securely.”

The partnership comes a few months after Symplified announced that it had seen a 700 per cent revenue growth in 2010. The company also received $9.2 million in a Series B round of venture capital financing lead by Granite Ventures and Allegis Capital.