June 4, 2013

EVRY ASA Lands "Best Cloud Security Project" Award with NetIQ Technologies

Analyst Firm KuppingerCole Recognizes BIFROST Cloud Security Offering for Innovation and Value

Press Release

Houston TX

NetIQ today announced that EVRY ASA, a Norwegian-based IT system integrator, service provider and NetIQ Cloud Service Provider partner, was awarded the 2013 European Identity Award for “Best Cloud Security Project” by leading analyst firm KuppingerCole. Built upon Identity and Access Management (IAM), Identity and Access Governance (IAG) and Cloud Security technologies from NetIQ, EVRY’s BIFROST Cloud Security platform received this prestigious award during the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013 held recently in Munich, Germany.

“This is the fifth installment of the KuppingerCole European Identity Awards, and our goal is to recognize new and innovative approaches to solving issues corporations are facing with regard to IAM, GRC and Cloud Security,” said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at KuppingerCole.

“We evaluate the use of leading-edge technology, support, integration, service delivery complexity and speed, and EVRY ASA’s BIFROST offering proved to be an outstanding representation of Cloud Security at its best,” continued Kuppinger. “What is most impressive about BIFROST is its ability to manage identities and access from the cloud, based on an innovative approach for security domains. It provides complete IAM/IAG services from the cloud in a lean way – a model that many other providers can find value in when approaching Cloud Security in a similar manner.”

“We were looking to offer a new model to our customers that included security domains, security groups and virtual datacenters, and we wanted a true partner with the right technology to help us make this model a reality,” said Hans-Henrik Merckoll, senior vice president, EVRY Consulting Norway. “Working with NetIQ, we now securely deliver cloud and enterprise services with a multi-tenant platform, which not only delivers value at reasonable price points to our customers, but helps us reduce our own service delivery costs. Moreover, the security model we have designed with NetIQ also enables us to serve multiple markets – Public, Government, Health, Bank and Finance, Shipping and Industry – regardless of varying industry regulations, ensuring our ability to easily expand our business over time.”

Serving more than 120,000 users, with plans to expand considerably over the coming months, EVRY ASA turned to NetIQ to deliver the technology behind the BIFROST offering based upon product maturity, advanced functionality and interoperability. Comprising NetIQ Identity Manager, NetIQ Access Manager, NetIQ Access Governance Suite, and NetIQ Sentinel, the BIFROST service offering delivers improved security and scalability for EVRY ASA cloud and enterprise customers while fostering alignment of business, IT and security objectives.

“This recognition of EVRY ASA’s BIFROST platform by KuppingerCole is a testament not only to their leading expertise in service delivery, but also the powerful ways in which a service provider can build, operate, secure and manage cloud services to drive their business in new and meaningful ways” said Markus J. Krauss, vice president, EMEA & APAC Cloud Provider Business at NetIQ. “NetIQ is dedicated to working with EVRY ASA to help them extend their platform, address their customers’ security and identity requirements, and further expand their offerings to help customers address demands around cloud, mobility, social identity and other critical business trends.”

About KuppingerCole

KuppingerCole, founded in 2004, is a European analyst company focusing on identity and access management, their governance and risk management to facilitate innovation- and corporate-value oriented, secure, privacy-maintaining information management in businesses, in the cloud, in mobile and social computing.


EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic countries, with a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its knowledge, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future, and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technological expertise with a local delivery model and international strength. www.evry.com.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is a global, enterprise software company with a relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio includes scalable, automated solutions for Identity, Security, Access, Governance, Systems and Application, Service, and Workload Management that help organizations securely deliver, measure and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. For more information, contact us.

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