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Symplified CEO to Present at Cloud Expo East

Eric Olden to discuss access control security for the cloud

Symplified Session at Cloud Expo

Although there's much talk about securing cloud computing environments at the infrastructure layer, that's really the tip of the iceberg. The bigger challenge facing organizations is controlling user access and enforcing security policies across the cloud to Software as a Service applications (SaaS).

Unlike the past, when user identities and access control could be managed within the enterprise network, enterprises that deploy SaaS must manage user access to applications that reside outside the firewall. Access control and identity management have always been a difficult problems to solve; with the disappearing perimeter it has become even more complicated.

In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Eric Olden, Founder & CEO of Symplified, will cover the technical and organizational challenges that must be addressed to manage how enterprises control provisioning, access, authentication, single sign-on, auditing, compliance and integration of enterprise systems to cloud-based services.

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Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with the 8th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors participating in the conference.

About the Speaker
Eric Olden is Founder & CEO of Symplified. He is an expert in identity and access management and holds US Patent #6,460,141 for his pioneering designs for Web identity. In 2000 he co-authored the AuthXML specification, which served as the foundation of SAML identity federation standard. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of federation. Before Symplified, Olden was co-founder and CTO of pioneering web access management vendor Securant Technologies. He was the architect behind the ClearTrust product, until its acquisition by RSA Security.

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Cloud Expo New York will feature 200+ technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the 5th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network this April in New York.

Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals became part of Cloud Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Events. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in the Cloud Expo."

Sponsorship Opportunities
Cloud Expo 2010 East New York City "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802 3021.

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Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com) delegates can pre-register for the conference online with $550+ savings here.

About SYS-CON Media & Events
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) has since 1994 been connecting technology companies and customers through a comprehensive content stream at www.sys-con.com - featuring over forty focused subject areas, from Cloud Computing to Web Security - interwoven with market-leading full-scale conferences produced by SYS-CON Events. The company's internationally recognized brands include among others Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com), Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), Cloud Computing Bootcamp (www.CloudComputingBootcamp.com), and UlitzerLive! New Media Conference & Expo (http://events.sys-con.com).

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