SCUID: A Unified Platform for the Hybrid Enterprise
SCUID ™ (Secure Cloud-based Unified Identity) is an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform that delivers a complete suite of Identity Management capabilities including Self-Service Access Request, Password Management, Provisioning, Identity Governance, and Compliance. Built atop a reference architecture based on over 150 successful IAM engagements, it is focused on addressing the three most common concerns for customers of identity management products – poor usability, long time-to-value, and high TCO. SCUID does this by embracing 3 main design principles – human-centered design, granular choice of fit-for-purpose functionality, and pre-packaged process templates based on industry best practices.
SCUID Platform Key Attributes
- Secure: SCUID is standards-based and built using cutting edge security tools and industry best-practices that ensure that your identity data is never compromised
- Cloud-Based: By providing a SaaS solution, SCUID delivers enterprise-grade IDM capabilities that are running and delivering value within weeks, and at a fraction of the cost of on-premise solutions
- Unified Identity: SCUID is a total solution which covers both your on-premise and SaaS applications through a unified management and security framework
How it Works
SCUID has been architected as an enterprise grade identity management service that manages your target applications the same way whether they live on-premise or in the cloud. Most companies today have a hybrid environment where some of their applications are on-premise and others are SaaS-based. Unlike other solutions, SCUID is able to provide a unified IDM platform to manage such hybrid environments, enforcing the same policy and workflow controls across the enterprise’s IT footprint consistently.
All of the IDM business processes and features are delivered via the SCUID application, which serves the needs of the different user communities in the enterprise. For connecting to cloud applications such as SalesForce.com and Service-Now, SCUID uses web services APIs from the respective vendors to manage users and privileges in those targets. For on-premise applications, SCUID uses a component called ICE (Identity Connector for the Enterprise) to securely connect to your data center for managing identity lifecycle transactions with those target systems.