Identropy Awarded Patent for Key Elements of its Identity-as-a Service (IDaaS) Platform, SCUID Lifecycle

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 03, 2013 02:41 am PST

IDaaS Pioneer is Assigned Patent 8,510,794 for Innovations Relating to SCUID Lifecycle’s User Interface, Recommendation Engine, and Proxy Architecture.

Identropy, a leading Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider, today announced it has been awarded patent number 8,510,794 buy the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   The patent, granted for “methods and apparatus for a unified identity management interface across internal and shared computing applications,” relates specifically to three aspects of SCUID Lifecycle: its User Interface, Recommendation Engine, and Proxy Architecture.

“This patent reflects the massive development effort that went into creating an intuitive, effective user experience and we are proud to translate that effort into Intellectual Property,” said Ash Motiwala, Identropy’s CTO. “This is the first patent granted of several written that connect the technical underpinnings of our solution to SCUID functionality that radically improves how organizations consume Identity Management.  We are extremely proud of the patent, and look forward to expanding our Intellectual Property portfolio over the coming months.”

The patent was granted by the U.S. Patent Office on August 13, 2013 and was authored by key members of Identropy’s executive team: Chief Architect, Nishant Kaushik, Executive Vice President, Francisco Villavicencio, CTO, Ashraf Motiwala, and Vice President and Information Security Officer, Christopher Hydak. It protects processes relating to:

SCUID Lifecycle’s User Interface (UI), which offers a user experience that is a complete paradigm shift compared to interfaces for on-premise solutions, which have traditionally focused on back end integrations at the expense of those actually using the system. SCUID Lifecycle’s interface is simple, uncluttered, and easy to navigate, dramatically reducing the time and effort involved in requesting, approving, and assigning privileges and access.

SCUID Lifecycle’s Recommendation Engine learns the patterns by which users are administered, resources are requested, and common Identity Management tasks are executed.  It applies those patterns, and presents users with suggestions about what privileges to assign to what users and why. It also reduces the time users spend on Identity Management tasks and offer a much more pleasant and productive user experience.

SCUID’s Proxy Architecture refers to SCUID Lifecycle’s ability to simultaneously provision and govern access to both on-premises and cloud-based applications.   This functionality is core to any IDaaS system as most organizations leverage a mix of SaaS and on-premise applications for business critical functions.  This element of the patent reflects Identropy’s ability to innovate, as well as the depth of its technical expertise.

About SCUID Lifecycle:

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

About Identropy

Identropy is a leading Identity as a Service (IDaaS) provider, whose offerings enable organizations to derive maximum value from their Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives in the most cost-effective manner. Providing domain expertise across the entire IAM lifecycle, Identropy’s Advisory, Implementation and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) service offerings have already benefited more than 150 organizations. Identropy’s innovative Secure Cloud-based Unified Identity (SCUID) platform enables organizations to reduce the cost and complexity, optimize day-to-day management, and accelerate time-to-value of their IAM investments. Founded in 2006, Identropy is a privately held company. For more information visit