Reseller partnership sees SSO and IAM specialist expanding in the South East Asian region

Austin, USA, June 5, 2018, 9STAR, a rapidly growing leading provider of enterprise-grade Identity and Access Management software solutions, has extended its partner reach to South East Asia in partnership with HANDD Business Solutions (HANDD).

The partnership with HANDD will increase the local support for both local MSPs and customers in a rapidly growing market for the vendor.

Vinay Kumar, Director at 9STAR, said, ‘We have seen a jump in sales and enquiries from all over South East Asia and with the appointment of HANDD we can now fully support our customers and partners in this region. It is key for us to ensure our regional customers are supported by a local reseller who can offer not only our product but training and services.’

‘Local educated partners have been to our success across all markets, and finding an outstanding partner like HANDD to support this outreach has been critical. We are delighted with the knowledge and outreach of the market that HANDD Business Solutions can add to our South East Asian customer community.’

Chris Farrelly, General Manager at HANDD, said, ‘We have seen a huge increase in demand for solutions around the area of Identity and Access Management this year and after evaluating the available technologies in this market we found 9Stars Elastic SSO® software solutionsto be an ideal new addition to our global offering. Not only did we find they had market leading technology but they also have a clean channel model and invest in their partners to enable joint success.’

‘9STAR is delivering software solutions that are built on powerful next-generation protocols, frameworks and standards such as Shibboleth, SAML, CAS and ADFS which is enabling them to leapfrog the competition and establish a dominant position in the marketplace.Their flagship ElasticSSO software solution is leading the industry in terms of cutting-edge innovation in delivering federated identity security and access management. The software can be deployed by MSPs and IT Managers on-premises or in the Cloud for rapid provisioning of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) in the Enterprise. We are delighted to have 9STAR on board.’

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About HANDD Business Solutions

HANDD Business Solutions (HANDD) is an independent specialist in global data security. Working with market leading vendors HANDD delivers unrivalled, bespoke solutions that analyse and protect data through every aspect of its journey. HANDD has more than 500 clients spanning 25 countries across the energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail and utilities sectors. These comprise 45% of the FTSE 100, eight of the world’s largest banks as well as a host of global organisations. Following its carefully developed four-step strategy of analyse, protect, detect and respond, HANDD’s specialist knowledge and unmatched expertise makes it a trusted partner in securing a client’s data wherever it travels, from consultancy and technical design, through to implementation, training and support.

About 9STAR

9STAR is a rapidly growing leading provider of enterprise-grade Identity and Access Management software solutions. The software solutions are designed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and IT Managers to rapidly provision and manage IDaaS (Identity as a Service) in the cloud or on-premises. 9STAR’s software solutions are widely deployed in Education, Non-Profit, Public Sector and mid/large Enterprise markets. The company continues to lead in the marketplace by adopting open-standards in its product offerings, as well as partnering with leading MSPs and Technology Solution Providers around the world for delivering turnkey solutions and support to customers.


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