Appian Anywhere Delivers Secure Single Sign-On via SAML
- Published: December 8, 2008
Industry’s Only Full-Featured SaaS BPM Suite Enhances Security and Administration Through Open, Interoperable Standard
Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that Appian Anywhere, the industry’s only complete BPM Suite delivered as a service, supports the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard. Using SAML to integrate Appian Anywhere with Single Sign-On (SSO) centralizes user management, increases security, and provides an industry-standard approach to enterprise SSO efforts.
SAML is an XML-based security standard that enables federated identity management across security and policy domains to enable more seamless cross-domain business interactions. SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a user to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application. A standard approach to federated identity management is vital for the future of on-demand software delivery.
Appian Anywhere’s use of SAML offers distinct advantages for Appian’s SaaS BPM customers, including:
- Easy integration with existing corporate authentication systems
- Complete interoperability due to the use of an open standard
- Simplified and centralized user administration
- Faster adoption and time to value by speeding the creation and authentication of new user accounts
“Appian has always focused first and foremost on making BPM easy to deploy, adopt and use, whether on-premise or as a service,” said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “Our support of the SAML standard in Appian Anywhere increases the already substantial value proposition of BPM as a service.”
Appian is the Business Process Management (BPM) expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process improvement with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve business performance. Appian allows users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users globally and has a strong customer base in the government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Appian is headquartered in the Washington D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit www.appian.com.