HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Aug 23, 2016) – Identity Automation, provider of the most scalable, full-lifecycle identity and access management (IAM) software on the market, today announced its acquisition of 2FA, Inc., a cybersecurity company that specializes in multi-factor authentication and single sign-on (SSO). With nine authentication methods, 2FA brings one of the broadest authentication offerings on the market to Identity Automation’s IAM portfolio.
From stolen credentials to compliance requirements to infiltration into privileged accounts, today’s organizations face an ever-increasing set of complexities and challenges to secure information access and management. 2FA is a cybersecurity leader in authentication, specializing in industries where compliance requires the adoption of stronger authentication, including retail, healthcare, financial services, law enforcement agencies and the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). With over 650 customers across 1000 state and local agencies, 2FA accelerates Identity Automation’s growth in the state and local government vertical. 2FA also expands Identity Automation’s international and U.S. footprint with the addition of customers across 25 countries and all 50 states.
“Authentication has become an integral piece of the identity management solution set, and 2FA offers one of the broadest, most well established solutions on the market,” said James Litton, CEO and Founder of Identity Automation. “The combination of our IAM technology with 2FA’s multi-factor authentication enables Identity Automation to provide our customers with the most robust IAM and authentication solution in a single software stack, making us an excellent one stop shop choice for IAM and authentication needs.”
2FA adds powerful authentication capabilities to Identity Automation’s portfolio with the following key features:
- Support for nine different forms of authentication; including: RFID, smart cards, fingerprint biometrics, SMS, OTP, push-authentication, and more
- Single Sign-On to client and web-based applications and two-factor logon to Windows and Mac OS
- Integrated authentication workflows that streamline and simplify access for end-users
- Hardware agnostic, allowing customers to leverage existing investments in hardware
“The entire 2FA team is excited about joining Identity Automation. The cultural and geographic match, coupled with the overwhelming synergy between IAM and authentication makes this a perfect acquisition,” said Greg Salyards, CEO and Co-Founder, 2FA. “Each company brings over a decade of experience and expertise in its respective disciplines. Far too often, I’ve seen identity management companies attempt to organically add authentication to their portfolios and vice versa, but I have yet to see a company succeed with this strategy because the disciplines are far too specialized. This acquisition will create a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and the combined technologies will create a solution that customers have been expecting for years.”
About Identity Automation
Identity Automation is a leading provider of Identity and Access Management software. We help enterprise, education, and government customers streamline security, limiting risk from data and network breaches, improving organizational agility, and reducing IT costs. Our flagship product, RapidIdentity actively manages user access to on-premises and cloud-based systems, and puts control of crucial security-management and governance tools in the hands of those who can use it best — employees and managers. Intuitive, lightning- fast, rapid to deploy on premise or in the cloud, and easy to use, RapidIdentity is the right choice for organizations looking to streamline security in a dangerous world. Visit http://www.identityautomation.com for more information.
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