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Press Release

Press Release

Harvey Mudd College Community Saves Time Every Day with Identity and Access Management

Fischer International’s Identity as a Service® Cloud Streamlines User Lifecycle Management, is Big Win for End Users

NAPLES, FL - Fischer International Identity, LLC, the leader in cloud-based identity management, announced today that Harvey Mudd College has successfully moved into production the Fischer Identity as a Service® (IaaS®) cloud for federated SSO and password management. Fischer IaaS® cloud reduces login time and helpdesk calls for the College’s students, faculty and staff.

According to Joseph Vaughan, Chief Information Officer and Director of Computing and Information Services at Harvey Mudd College, “Fischer’s password reset and federated SSO are big wins for our end users as each user already saves several minutes per day. This will also help our audits since we can now enforce password policies and easily prove it to auditors. We are impressed with Fischer’s responsiveness and creativity in addressing higher-education requirements, including their Student FTE pricing. We chose Fischer Identity as a Service® cloud because the speed of bringing up the solution is much faster than it is for on-premise, and we didn’t need to hire new people or dedicate a lot of local staff time to manage a new solution.”

Fischer’s user lifecycle management and the flexibility of workflows to provision and deprovision people at the right time, from a student’s application through alumnus, is essential to higher education and will simplify the College’s provisioning process. “It’s important to us to have a vendor like Fischer with a clear set of processes and an organized project approach,” adds Mitch Shacklette, Harvey Mudd College’s Director of Systems and Networking. “Fischer did a great job in taking the lead to work with our SaaS payroll vendor to integrate cloud applications into the overall identity management solution.” The next phase of implementation will streamline and automate the processes for provisioning and privileged access management. The College also plans to federate more applications so that users can simply login to the network and have access to needed applications.

About Harvey Mudd College
About Harvey Mudd College Harvey Mudd College is a national leader in undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics education and is widely recognized for its programmatic innovation, excellence and rigor. The College's mission is to produce leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who understand the impact of their work on society. Exceptionally talented students learn to problem-solve in a hands-on, collaborative, leadership-oriented environment and do research alongside outstanding faculty, who combine depth in mathematics, science and engineering with a strong component of social sciences and humanities. HMC's collaborations with diverse communities help build interest in the STEM fields. Located in Claremont, Calif., Harvey Mudd College is a member of The Claremont Colleges Consortium.

About Fischer International
Fischer International was founded in 1982 by Addison Fischer, a security visionary whose many accomplishments are recognized globally. Fischer International is the leader in cloud-based identity management and has a distinguished history of providing unparalleled value through its innovation and thought leadership in the security industry. Fischer continues its technology leadership and innovation with its identity services platform that truly simplifies identity management, scales seamlessly from the SMB to the largest enterprise, and can be implemented either as a traditional on-premise deployment or via the Identity as a Service® cloud. For additional information, please visit

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