The integration works as you might expect it to. From a single panel, administrators will be able to apply Symplified-powered access control, single sign-on (SSO) and user management, along with CipherCloud-based identity-based encryption and security policy management, on top of cloud apps. And both will provide a breadcrumb trail of what users have been accessing which data -- prime for those compliance needs I mentioned.
The real value proposition here is the fact that it extends this kind of security policy management outside the corporate firewall, so customers get something approaching on-premises security assurance with public cloud-based solutions. And that could boost overall cloud adoption.
Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud, laid it out in a prepared statement:
"CipherCloud and Symplified are solving the two biggest challenges organizations face in moving to the cloud - data protection and access control. The award-winning technology each company brings to this relationship will form a game-changing solution that addresses the key impediments to global cloud adoption."
No doubt, there's a market for solutions that can lock down the cloud. But, as always, the two face stiff competition. That said, Symplified seems dead-set on partnering with every technology vendor out there with a complimentary solution. Who knows? Maybe it could find itself at the center of a new cloud security ecosystem.