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Co-Author of SCIM Specification 1.0 Demonstrates Integration at IETF Interop Event

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following its successful interoperability testing of the Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM) specification at the IETF’s 83rd Meeting, SailPoint today announced new SailPoint IdentityIQ capabilities that utilize the SCIM standard. The new features include a SCIM connector for provisioning software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and the addition of SCIM support in the SailPoint Cloud Identity Bridge, which enables secure, highly reliable exchange of identity and access data between cloud-based applications and IdentityIQ. During the Interop Event, which was part of the IETF Meeting in Paris on March 28th, SailPoint was able to demonstrate IdentityIQ’s SCIM integration across a variety of use cases and technologies.

SailPoint has been committed to the development of SCIM since its inception and is a primary author of the SCIM 1.0 specification. At the Interop Event, SailPoint demonstrated this commitment by completing more test cases than any other identity management vendor in an effort to showcase the emerging SCIM specification’s utilization for provisioning and governing access to cloud-based applications like Salesforce and Google Apps. This is the second SCIM interoperability event that SailPoint has participated in the past six months (see the October 2011 release: Identity Management Companies To Demonstrate SCIM Specification at Internet Identity Workshop).

“Cloud adoption is rapidly accelerating, and SCIM is an important component in addressing identity management in the cloud as well as provisioning and access governance for cloud-based applications,” said Darran Rolls, CTO of SailPoint. “SCIM will greatly simplify the deployment challenges for identity management for a great number of SaaS applications. By making SaaS application connectivity an ‘out of the box commodity,’ the SCIM standard will save organizations time and money and allow them to focus above the plumbing layer on the more valuable business issues such as policy enforcement, role management, and appropriate access to SaaS applications based on job function.”

Rolls continued: “We’re committed to helping drive the specification through to becoming a fully ratified industry standard because SCIM is critical to improving access control and governance for SaaS and cloud-based applications. Importantly, SCIM’s lighter-weight approach to application connectivity, compared to legacy standards like SPML, has a high degree of appeal to the SaaS vendors themselves. Without this buy-in from the SaaS application vendor community, SCIM would ultimately provide no value. So we are very pleased to see major SaaS vendors like Salesforce.com and Google participating in the formation of this standard. It bodes well for its future.”

Following the SCIM interoperability event in Paris, the participating companies plan to formalize a working group within IETF under which SCIM 2.0 will be developed. SailPoint will continue its contributions to the SCIM effort as it moves toward adoption by the IETF.

More at www.sailpoint.com

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