May 27, 2009

GIE Synergie: Evidian exceeds 2 million active users for Enterprise SSO

PARIS – Evidian, the European identity and access management leader, announces that more than 2 million licenses of its Enterprise SSO solution are in use worldwide. This was achieved during the successful installation of the first users of GIE Synergie, part of France’s Crédit Agricole banking group.

In recognition of this step, Hassan Maad, Evidian’s COO, congratulated Bruno Jaquemin, GIE Synergie’s desktop manager. “We are happy to have achieved the 2-million-user milestone with this large banking organization’s ongoing deployment. It is with great pleasure that we count GIE Synergie among the many customers that have chosen our access management solutions” said Hassan Maad.

By crossing this threshold, we demonstrate the success of our partnership with our customers, offering their users quick and transparent access to their applications while reinforcing security”.

GIE Synergie is a set of 8 regional branches of Crédit Agricole, the largest retail banking group in France.

The pilot phase went very well. We were able to successfully validate Evidian’s solution – this phase allowed us to see that it is easy to deploy. End-users are very supportive; they were quite enthusiastic regarding the solution. This first step will allow us to establish an ‘infrastructure brick’ providing strong security and mobility, which will serve as a foundation for future deployments” said Bruno Jaquemin.

In the next weeks, we will confirm the expected benefits in terms of security and helpdesk load reduction. We anticipate that the number of phone calls due to forgotten passwords will decrease strongly.

As a result of this successful pilot phase, GIE Synergie plans to quickly deploy Evidian Enterprise SSO for ca. 20,000 GIE Synergie employees.

About Evidian

Evidian, an affiliate of Bull Group, is the European leader and one of the major worldwide vendors of identity and access management (IAM) software. Evidian’s solutions include IAM Suite, high availability and network and system management. Evidian has offices and partners throughout the world. Evidian software helps over 700 organizations in the world to improve their agility, enhance security and comply with laws and regulations, while reducing costs. For more information about Evidian software, offices and partners, visit