idOnDemand, Directory Concepts sign strategic partnership to accelerate hosted identity solutions

July 29, 2010 -  idOnDemand, pioneers in delivering One Identity on demand, today announced a strategic partnership with Directory Concepts.  Under the agreement, Directory Concepts is adding idOnDemand's products and services to their security practice and collaborating on the development roadmap.

idOnDemand is the easiest way to deliver One Identity - a standards based, highly secure, single identity for access to all enterprise resources, building access and IT, delivered on-demand. Delivered securely as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), idOnDemand dramatically simplifies identity solutions and delivers significant savings in time, capital and management costs by replacing onsite servers and systems.

“Directory Concept’s deep skill set and experience in the identity and security markets, coupled with their service focused business model, impressed idOnDemand,” said Michael Puckridge, Asia Pacific Sales Manager at idOnDemand.

Together, Directory Concepts and idOnDemand enable customers to bridge the gap between internal infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service by leveraging Novell, Oracle, Microsoft and other identity management systems.  When customers are onboarding/offboarding staff through their IDM system, card production, revocation and management is automated from a customer’s internal infrastructure to the idOnDemand system, streamlining full smart card issuance for buildings, computer login, electronic signatures, VPN and encryption management. 

“We are excited about forming such a close relationship with an industry pioneer like idOnDemand,” said John Whale, CEO at Directory Concepts.  “Delivering a single identity as a service allows customers to dramatically improve security, reduce costs, and increase employee satisfaction.  We are already seeing vast interest in the idOnDemand solution from our customers in the government and finance sectors.”

idOnDemand is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and was founded by Australian serial entrepreneur Jason Hart.

About idOnDemand 
idOnDemand empowers organizations to have a single globally trusted identity smart card that protects corporate information no matter where it resides.  One single identity card to access buildings, login to IT resources, access VPN or wireless networks, interact with secure email, encrypt critical business information and even extend organizational security to external cloud service providers.

Unlike traditional smart card and Public Key Infrastructure systems, idOnDemand is hosted, simplifying the complex production, delivery and management infrastructure of traditional smart card solutions. idOnDemand has offices in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

About Directory Concepts
With over sixty technical staff in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington, and more than ten years experience specialising in Identity (IDM), Security (SIEM), Access (SAM) and Resource (SRM) management, Directory Concepts is recognised by the industry as maintaining the deepest skill set in these markets. Directory Concepts is a service focused company, architecture to delivery, maintaining key vendor relationships underpinning each of the above specialty areas. Directory Concepts ensures their client’s interests come first, with the philosophy that long term relationships are a priority. For more information, visit


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