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  • Exostar-Powered Identity & Access Management Platform Named North America Health Care Project of the Year

    Multi-Enterprise Collaboration Solution Cited by Information Security Executive for 2013 IT Security Award
    HERNDON, VA, December 5, 2013 – Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced its identity and access management (IAM) solutions, used by Merck to control access to the pharmaceutical leader’s EngageZone multi-enterprise collaboration platform, were part of a winning nomination for the 2013 Information Security Executive (ISE) North America awards. EngageZone was named Project of the Year in the Health Care category at the recent ISE North America Leadership Summit and Awards Gala. ISE previously recognized the EngageZone initiative at its Northeast Project Awards ceremony in October.

    EngageZone is allowing Merck to redefine business-to-business engagements in the Life Sciences industry. With EngageZone, teams from Merck and its external partners can collaborate securely and efficiently. Individuals benefit from single sign-on to the technology services to which they have been granted access. EngageZone users leverage a highly-scalable environment that protects sensitive data and intellectual property from compromise. The solution also minimizes the time to establish productive collaborative engagements, administrative overhead, and the need for costly, redundant technology infrastructure. By enhancing and streamlining the research and development process, EngageZone will help improve consumers’ lives by reducing time-to-market for new drugs and therapies.

    EngageZone is integrated with Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub, a connect-once community cloud of systems and applications that eliminates the need for direct point-to-point interactions between parties. Exostar’s Secure Access Manager (SAM) validates individuals’ identities through strong authentication and controls access to the components connected to the Life Sciences Identity Hub based on permissions assigned by systems, applications, and information owners.

    “EngageZone is most deserving of the ISE award because of the strategic vision for bringing secure, seamless business-to-business collaboration to the Life Sciences industry,” said Vijay Takanti, Exostar’s Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions. “The number of EngageZone users, and by extension the Exostar Life Sciences Identity Hub, is growing rapidly. Not only are partners joining the community, but other large pharmaceutical firms are following Merck’s lead and connecting to our Identity Hub.”

    For over a decade, the ISE awards and associated program series have empowered information security executives and their project teams to connect, collaborate, and celebrate. The North America awards recognize organizations throughout the United States and Canada that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and network security.

    About Exostar

    Exostar 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.

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  • Exostar - The Leader In Identity Management


    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.