Symplified Appoints Jason Merrick Vice President of Business Development.
SaaS Security and Identity Management Start-Up Adds Industry Veteran to Build Out SinglePoint Security Integration Ecosystem
BOULDER, Colo. -- Symplified, the On Demand Identity Company, today announced the appointment of Jason Merrick as vice president of business development. Merrick brings more than 15 years of enterprise identity management and security experience to Symplified. He has played a pivotal role with several successful start-up security technology vendors including Securant Technologies (now RSA Security RSA, The Security Division of EMC Corporation, is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, and maintains offices in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Singapore, India, and Japan.
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Merrick will focus on building and managing vendor partnerships for Symplified's SinglePoint Network - the industry's first open identity and security ecosystem that connects Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, cloud computing (1) Running applications in or from network servers. Computing "in the cloud" may refer to a company's own network, but often refers to the Internet and the use of Web browser-based or rich client applications. systems and enterprise networks. SinglePoint is available in two versions: completely hosted or deployed behind the corporate firewall using the Symplified Identity Router. Serving as a security integration hub, Symplified SinglePoint enables customers to implement in just days identity management that bridges SaaS and enterprise applications.
"Jason Merrick has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to rapidly build technical and strategic partnerships for start-ups in the identity management and security markets," said Eric Olden old·en
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Merrick joins Symplified from Air Tight Networks, a vendor of wireless vulnerability management solutions, where he was vice president of worldwide technical sales and managed strategic partner relationships with Extreme Networks, 3COM (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. , Siemens and Trustwave. Previously he held senior technical services management positions at Teros, a vendor of web application firewalls acquired by Citrix. With identity management pioneer Securant Technologies, Merrick helped grow the start-ups' customer base to more than 300 enterprises worldwide in less than 2 years until the company's acquisition by RSA Security. Earlier in his career Merrick held technical positions with access control vendor Memco Software, which was acquired by Platinum Technologies Platinum Technology Inc. was founded by Andrew Filipowski in 1987 to market and support deployment of Database Management software products and the applications enabled by database management technology and render related services. . Merrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of San Francisco • • [ .
Symplified's vision is to enable Enterprise 2.0 to adopt cloud computing by providing the identity infrastructure for the On Demand world. Symplified was founded by the same management team that created Securant, which pioneered the market for Web access management software and was acquired for $140M by RSA Security. The company has developed revolutionary technology that addresses the complexity and cost associated with monolithic software approaches to Web identity management. Venture funding for the company was provided by Granite Ventures Granite Ventures is a private venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco California. It has backed such companies as Tumbleweed Communications, Plumtree Software, Sendmail, and Westbridge Technology. and Allegis Capital. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Palo Alto Palo Alto, city, California
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