VA, February 20, 2014 – Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure,
cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced significant
milestones in the adoption of its community cloud access and collaboration
service offering for the Life
Sciences industry. Led by two of the
ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, more than 500 organizations
supporting over 10,000 individuals in 46 countries on six continents are
leveraging Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub and Secure Access Manager
(SAM) to safely, securely, and cost-effectively collaborate in the cloud.
solutions are an enabler that supports the transformation of the drug research
and development (R&D) process.
Rather than go it alone, companies are embracing a partner-centric
R&D model that speeds time-to-market for new drugs and therapies. Exostar’s community offering in the cloud
addresses three key business tenets:
Exostar Life Sciences Identity Hub brings together organizations and their systems,
applications, and information. The
cloud-based Identity Hub, delivered as-a-Service, eliminates the need for
companies including manufacturers, clinical research organizations, and
academic institutions to establish and maintain costly, redundant point-to-point
interactions, freeing critical IT resources and budgets.
provides employees of connected organizations with single sign-on access, using
their existing credentials, to a growing list of more than 20 enterprise-class
applications both on-premise and in the cloud.
SAM controls user access through strong authentication of identities,
along with enforcement of the roles and privileges assigned and updated by
system, application, and information owners.
teams with stakeholders in the community to define and refine the Life Sciences
Identity Hub’s processes, rules, and governance terms that provide the
flexibility and accountability necessary to ensure compliance with corporate,
industry, and Government regulatory requirements, while protecting intellectual
property and sensitive information from compromise. The Life Sciences service offering builds on
Exostar’s expertise in delivering similar capabilities to the Aerospace and Defense
marketplace, where the community encompasses nearly 100,000 organizations
and 300,000 users in 150 countries.
solution is allowing Life Sciences organizations to more quickly establish new
relationships, strengthen existing relationships, and reduce IT costs,” said Vijay Takanti,
Exostar’s Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions. “By reducing the time it takes these
organizations to begin collaborating productively with their external partners
from months to days, we are helping streamline the drug R&D process –
driving new revenue streams for our customers while bringing life-altering
drugs and therapies to market sooner.”
powers secure business-to-business information sharing, collaboration and
business process integration throughout the value chain. Exostar supports
the complex trading needs of many of the world's largest companies in aerospace
and defense, life sciences, and other industries. Exostar’s cloud-based identity assurance
products and business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen
trading partner relationships and profitability for over 100,000 companies in
150 countries worldwide. The Exostar
community includes market leaders such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Bell
Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Lockheed Martin
Corp., Merck, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Co. and
Rolls-Royce. For more information,
please visit www.exostar.com.
GilbertExostar(703) 793-7735 (o)
Exostar is a leader in secure cloud-based solutions that improve collaboration, information sharing, and supply chain management for over 100,000 companies worldwide, including some of the largest players in aerospace and defense, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Our secure, cloud-based, single-sign-on identity and access management platform and our multi-enterprise collaboration solutions allow users to connect once and access all their critical applications and information across the spectrum of partners and vendors they work with. Exostar helps our customers utilize and protect their intellectual property, streamline the partner lifecycle, implement new engagements, and expedite all phases of their supply chain.