50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2016
Identity, intelligently managed: Simeio Solutions
“Keeping your network secure by ensuring that only the right people have access to just the right resources and information, anytime, anywhere and from any device”
Simeio Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, provides its customers with a comprehensive suite of security solutions designed to protect corporate resources and information. Simeio monitors the use of digital identities and access privileges while leveraging that information to deliver actionable business intelligence.
Founder and CEO, Hemen
Vimadalal set up Simeio in 2008 to tackle head-on the challenges of increasing risks and complexities associated with securing a digitally integrated world. Amidst financial and economic turbulence, Hemen remained committed to laying down the foundation for a brighter future and recognized the opportunity surrounding the uncertainty and chaos. That opportunity has now become a reality as the number of identities that are ‘Simeio Safe’ has grown from 1,000 in 2009 to over 100 million in 2016. Simeio Solutions has offices in the US, Canada, India, the UK, and the UAE.
A unique platform that deliver best-in-class identity management and actionable intelligence
Redefining Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Simeio (the name is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘focus’) provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, designed to deliver a fully integrated portfolio of services that can be deployed and managed to meet the specific needs of each customer. Simeio’s single-source approach to IAM includes both Expert Managed Services (run complete identity environments using Simeio’s – or the customer’s – infrastructure) as well as Professional Services (audit, assess, enhance, deploy and integrate identity management capabilities). In recognition for Simeio’s impact in the security space, CA, Oracle and RSA have all awarded the company ‘Partner of the Year’ several years in a row.
The Simeio Vision
The demand for digital security will continue to grow exponentially. As such, cyber security – and identity management in particular – will continue to become embedded in the way consumers, employees, companies, institutions, governments and even devices engage with one another in the digital space. These “stakeholders” have a rapidly growing, and largely undifferentiated, set of options for securing their identities. Additionally, increasing cost pressures are now spreading to the digital security and information management space, and organizations are being forced to rethink their cyber security strategies to deliver greater value and reduced risk at a lower cost. Because of these competing priorities, Simeio is driving the type of innovation that delivers more robust identity security that is easier to implement and more cost effective to manage. All major Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) are looking to partner with Simeio as they place greater emphasis on identity and access management.
Secret Sauce: The Simeio Identity Intelligence Center™ (IIC)
Simeio’s full range of services is delivered through the Simeio Identity Intelligence Center™ (IIC), the first and only global, multi-site security operations center of its kind, designed specifically to operate, monitor and defend complex, multi-vendor IAM infrastructures and to deliver actionable business intelligence. It is a powerful combination of a cutting-edge proprietary platform and best-of-breed 3rd-party IAM technologies, managed by a team of highly skilled identity management professionals. The flexible platform allows customers to choose the optimal combination of security vendors for their environment. On-premise, cloud and hybrid environments are all supported and the platform can manage hundreds of millions of B2E, B2B and B2C identities.
Roadmap to the future
The company is focused on fulfilling its core mission to protect digital identities on a global scale. In line with this mission, Simeio is executing a comprehensive roadmap for geographic expansion. In addition to its already robust footprint in the US, Canada and India, the company has opened a new office in Dubai to serve the Gulf Region and European markets. Longer term, as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes hold across consumer and industrial markets, Simeio will continue to expand the platform’s capabilities to secure not just the identities of hundreds of millions of people but also those of billions of connected devices.
Meet the Masters
Hemen Vimadalal is the CEO and identity and access management (IAM) practice lead. He worked with Vaau from its inception, where he established the company as the leader in the identity and access management industry. Hemen has led many assessments and end-to-end implementations of role-based access control, user provisioning, identity auditing, identity certification, web services, directory and password management products.
Hemen holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California.
Naynesh Patel is Service Delivery Leader. In his position, he shapes and guides the company’s operations and leads technology and product direction.
He joined Simeio from KPMG LLP, where he served as practice director and Americas leader for identity and access management services. During his tenure with KPMG, he led the development of the global delivery methodology around identity and access management, serving as national instruction lead.
Naynesh has over 15 years of experience in the implementation, strategy, design and assessment of identity and access management solutions for clients in the telecom, retail, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, entertainment, financial services and insurance sectors. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University.
Shawn Keve is Executive Vice President, responsible for sales, business development, channel partners and marketing. He plays a key role in helping to grow the business and to expand its mindshare in the marketplace.
Most recently, he was Consulting Director at Oracle and Director of Professional Services for Sun Microsystems, prior to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, where he was responsible for the sales and delivery of a $100M portfolio of IT services. Before joining Sun, he held leadership roles at Netscape eCommerce Solutions (acquired by AOL), KPMG Consulting, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Shawn has over 18 years of experience in the strategy, architecture, design and implementation of enterprise solutions across several industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, telecommunications and retail. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management
Information Systems) from Northeastern University.