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FISCHER INTERNATIONAL TAKES TOP BILLING IN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT RANKING BY BLOOR RESEARCH

Fischer’s Identity as a Service® (IaaS®) product suite beats out six industry competitors in benchmark report

Naples, FL (July 19, 2010) -- Fischer International Identity, a leader in the enterprise-class security software market, ranks highest for its cloud-based data security and access control product among the leading identity management (IdM) vendors in the industry, according to the Market Update study conducted by Bloor, one of Europe’s leading IT research, analysis and consultancy organizations. The report concludes that Fischer’s Identity as a Service (IaaS®) product rates best overall in terms of innovation, service and functionality.

With the recent growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a business model, an increasing number of vendors are offering the IdM function as a hosted service. Bloor’s study covers IdM in a service model for seven vendors in the market place, reviewing each vendor within the context of their different identity and access service capabilities for hosted IdM solutions, including:

  • Cloud applications that can be used along with an existing in-house directory or IdM system;
  • Cloud and in-house applications which can replace an on-premise IdM system;
  • Managing access to web applications.

Bloor also took into consideration each vendor’s solution functionality in terms of cloud application support, compliance, provisioning, Service Level Agreements, hosting options, set-up costs, running costs, overall affordability and implementation time.

“Our ranking in the Bloor report is validation that we’ve built a secure and flexible identity management solution that facilitates the flow of information and business processes without sacrificing the protection of assets – a critical element of conducting business for companies of all sizes," said Andrew Sroka, Chief Executive Officer at Fischer International. “Fischer’s cloud-based approach encourages rapid deployment so organizations can securely eliminate access control impediments and operate their business processes in an open yet secure manner.”

Fischer’s cloud-based IaaS® solution enables any-size organization to quickly achieve the strategic benefits of identity management. The product suite achieves the security, compliance, and risk management benefits of identity management with lower overhead costs, predictable processes, and “pay as you go" pricing advantages of outsourcing and minimum disruption to day-to-day business operations. Fischer offers businesses a choice of procurement models in addition to SaaS, including on-premise, hosted and remotely managed, alleviating the complexity and rigidness that is so often associated with identity management deployments.

About Fischer International
Since 1982, Fischer International has established a solid tenure and reputation as a leader and innovator in security technology. In 2006, Fischer International Systems Corporation founded Fischer International Identity, to focus solely on Identity Management. With its 28-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 deployed either as a traditional on-premise solution 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

Trademark Notice
Fischer International, Fischer International Identity, Identity as a Service, and IaaS are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Fischer International Identity.

Contact
Dennis McDermott
Fischer International
(239) 643-1500
dmd@fischerinternational.com

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Peppercom
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