EASLEY, SC – (MARKET WIRE) – June 8, 2010 – Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (OTC BB: CSWI), market innovators in identity management, provisioning, access control and web portal technology, today announced its Version3 SSO (Simple Sign-On) solution upgrade to v3.7.5. Version3 SSO is a complete Enterprise and Web SSO solution for Microsoft® Windows Server™ Active Directory Environments. Version3 SSO is one of the most comprehensive and secure suites of single sign-on solutions on the market today.
Version3 SSO is an identity management solution based on Active Directory, which gives users seamless and secure access to run their Microsoft® Windows® and Microsoft SharePoint products and technology applications without compromising security by having to remember or separately track their user IDs and passwords.
“To date, the IAM (Identity Access Management) market has focused on managing user access to systems, but with limited success in fully securing all underlying data necessary to support highly-automated access management in both the public and private sector,” said Nancy Hedrick, CEO, CSI Technology Outfitters. “Increasing reliance on additional identity and role-defining data necessary to automate creation and management of access to systems and information is placing an additional security burden on enterprise IT. Enterprises need to reduce the risk that access related data may be exposed, particularly in the K-12 market space, where information related to minors’ identities is being managed. By working seamlessly with Microsoft’s infrastructure technology, the Version3 Simple Sign-On product and its education suite enable an enterprise to manage user access more effectively as part of the overall security practice, and reduce risk and compliance exposure.”
”Today’s enterprises face a number of challenges in securing critical systems and data. One of the fundamental challenges of risk mitigation is ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right resources and are doing the right things. This has focused primarily on managing access to key systems and applications through user IDs; but today, organizations need a more comprehensive look at all access related data in addition to the activity of users on these key systems. This requires knowledge of where critical data resides, who has access to it, and how it is being used throughout the network and in the cloud. Enterprises also must be able to prove to auditors and regulatory bodies that they possess this knowledge, and have the processes and technology in place to address inconsistencies as they arise. Version3 SSO v3.7.5 enhances traditional IAM, providing a foundation for improved risk management through enhanced security and efficiency.”
CSI Technology Outfitters Version3 SSO v3.7.5 helps enterprises leverage their existing Microsoft technology infrastructure to ensure their existing IAM is up and running in days, not weeks. CSI Version3 Enterprise Simple Sign-on replaces all passwords with one authentication method structured using security best practices. Users access their applications immediately – but only if they are authorized to do so. This means that whether you are a student or an employee, your password and access is more easily managed within the environment’s security policy. Coupled with CSI’s other product offerings within the Version3 education suite, including its Provisioning and CSI@K12 solutions, Simple Sign-On further leverages an enterprise’s ability to more securely and efficiently establish identities, including initiating them from other approved origination points within an organization. This assures efficient, natural compliance with environmental application access, security policies and regulatory requirements under a centralized identity management framework.
“The latest enhancements of CSI Version3 Simple Sign-On provide full support of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Vista in both 32 and 64-bit environments. This allows our enterprise customers who are currently running Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista to coexist with Windows 7 while enjoying CSI Version3 Simple Sign-On and Access Control features”, said Robert Ginsburg, CTO, Version3/CSI Technology Outfitters.
About Computer Software Innovations, Inc.
CSI provides software and technology solutions to public sector markets. CSI software solutions have established the Company as a major software provider in the southeast education market including through its award winning financial management solutions for the education and local government market sectors. CSI’s Version3 products, which include identity and access management and cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions, expand CSI’s presence beyond the southeast and internationally.
The CSI 21st Century Connected School solution has established the Company as a major technology provider to the southeast education market. CSI 21st Century Connected School is a seamless integration of instruction, collaboration, and network solutions. CSI financial management applications and the 21st Century Connected School solutions have been a significant factor in nearly doubling revenue in the past three years to over $50 million and increasing education revenue contribution to approximately 90% of total revenue.
The CSI solution portfolio encompasses proprietary financial managementsoftware specialized for the public sector, lesson planning and identity and access management software, cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions, SharePoint development, network infrastructure and end device solutions, IP telephony and IP convergence applications, network management solutions and managed services, and interactive classroom technologies. More information about CSI (OTCBB: CSWI.OB) is available at www.csioutfitters.com.