Hot Security Startups to Watch – Stormpath

Network world is covering 10 security startups, and one, Stormpath, is in the identity and access space. Coverage of Stormpath starts on page Page 4:

… Another start-up debuting in February was *Stormpath*, with its identity and access-control cloud-based service primarily intended for use by software-development teams that are building web applications.

The cloud service can be used in a variety of ways to provide a ready-made authentication layer and workflow process that developers can turn to for use in programming environments, says Alex Salazar, Stormpath’s CEO. “You don’t have to worry about storing passwords, or groups, or roles for users.”

Salazar founded the San Mateo, Calif.-based company in 2010 with chief technology officer Les Hazlewood. Stormpath’s identity management service competes not only against open-source cloud provider ForgeRock’s Open SSO product but also products from IBM and Oracle.

Stormpath has received $8.2 million in venture funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Pelion Venture Partners, with participation from Flybridge Capital Partners, following an earlier round of about $1.7 million.


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