IDENTITY AS A SERVICE™ PLATFORM EARNS FISCHER “IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY INNOVATOR” AWARD BY SC MAGAZINE
-- Fischer Takes Identity Management to the Cloud, SaaS --
Naples, FL (January 20, 2009) -- Fischer International Identity, enabler of Managed Identity Services™, was announced as the 2008 “Industry Innovator” in Identity & Access Management by SC Magazine. Fischer was recognized for their Identity as a Service™ (IaaS™) platform that enables organizations to securely outsource user provisioning, compliance enforcement, audit reporting, privileged account management, and password management through the cloud in a SaaS model. This is the second consecutive year that Fischer was awarded SC Magazine’s Industry Innovator honor. In 2007, Fischer was recognized for radically reducing the cost and complexity to manage user identities and provision resources.
The traditional model of deploying and maintaining Identity Management software on-premise is inappropriate for many organizations: it requires a significant investment and typically supports only a segment of the organization. Dr. Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor at SC Magazine, lauds Fischer’s solution because it “allows customers to right-size their implementations.” Fischer’s IaaS™ platform enables organizations to pay only for the identity services they need and where they are needed, yet can rapidly scale up or down when business conditions change.
Fischer’s SOA-compliant, multi-tenant IaaS™ platform enables both large and small service providers to offer identity services exactly as their clients require. Fischer’s platform can easily scale to support millions of users, is fully customizable to meet enterprise client needs, and is also available as a pre-configured, “drop-in” solution that can quickly support core SMB applications and users with little or no configuration.
“The timing couldn’t be better for IaaS™” said Dennis McDermott, Fischer’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The economic downturn has forced IT organizations of all sizes to re-prioritize their initiatives and cut costs, yet the mandates for compliance, audit, privacy protection, and improved efficiency haven’t gone away. Our IaaS™ platform provides organizations with a highly cost-effective way to obtain just the identity services they need, in a pay-as-you-go model, and with guaranteed service levels. It’s effectively a no-risk proposition.”
The full SC Magazine article may be viewed here.
About Fischer International Identity
Fischer International Identity was spun-out of Fischer International Systems Corporation in late 2006, creating a new company solely focused on Identity Management and based on a 26-year heritage in shaping the enterprise security industry. Fischer continues its history of technology leadership and innovation by bringing to market an 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 software-as-a product deployment or via any outsourced delivery model. Fischer’s solutions provide organizations of all sizes with greater choice in how they derive the benefits of Identity Management, but without risk or compromise. For more information, please visit www.fischerinternational.com.
Chief Marketing Officer
Fischer International Identity