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Bitium: The Identity Platform for Today’s IT Leader

It’s a smart world today and businesses are moving towards smart and intelligent solutions and services. Businesses also depend on Identity Platforms that enable them to leverage a unified digital identity for secure and seamless user experiences across business initiatives, enabling them to achieve greater business value and agility.

Founded in 2012, Bitium aims to give growing companies the ability to manage access to all of their web-based applications. This includes Office 365 and Google Apps, along with social networks, CRM, marketing tools, and collaboration tools. All of this in one place, without hindering employee adoption of these applications. Brought into existence to improve the way companies use software, Bitium provides companies with a comprehensive identity platform.

If you’re a CIO, Bitium is your go-to platform to bring about a progressive change within your organization. Bitium provides a holistic approach to identity management for the midmarket and enterprise. Top clients of Bitium include organizations like Demand Media, Fullscreen, GroupM, and more. Flexibility and security guaranteed by Bitium provide an easy-to-use solution platform.

The road so far…                                                                                                  

Founded by Scott Kriz and Erik Gustavson, who had previously worked at a start-up, joined together to solve problems faced by companies. At the start-up, speed and agility were required to keep projects moving. A wide range of cloud-based applications was used. However, there was a serious lack of ‘communication’ between the applications that further led to obstacles and inefficiencies.

Just like many successful technology companies, Bitium was established to bring about a change in the way software interacts. The company was founded to change how people and companies work, starting off with a single sign-on and identity access management. With the introduction and boom of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a new era of cloud computing has opened new environments. 

Looking at the rate of how things are going, it’s certain that cloud computing has quickly turned into a catalyst for new business models. Cloud computing has also transformed and changed the way business transactions happen, in turn, changing the industry dynamics and opening wider horizons for new markets.

In such fast-changing scenarios, having an outdated approach to security management will be a prime reason for many organizations to try and lock down access to cloud apps. This further sacrifices competitive benefits in a misguided attempt to limit risk. It’s obvious that this approach is definitely not suitable. And Bitium is changing that.

Words from Clients

“Bitium removes roadblocks so employees can sit down, log in, and get to work. Bitium has really helped change work habits for the better.”

–Jason Golding, System Support Analyst, Movember

“Pipedrive’s rapid growth has led to an influx of new team members. We needed to streamline the process of onboarding to allow us to focus on other important needs. Additionally, we wanted employees to set strong passwords helping us meet our internal audit needs. Bitium empowers our employees while reducing the burden on IT.” 

Jesse Wojtkowiak, Information Security Manager, Pipedrive

Bitium Technology

The co-founder and CEO, Scott Kriz, explains his company offerings: “We provide cloud-based identity and access management solutions, including single sign-on, password management and analytics for small, medium and enterprise businesses.” Take a look at the key features of what Bitium offers with its platform:

  • Flexibility: Adaptability around changes in directory infrastructure, new apps and an increasing user base deliver better agility
  • Ease of Use: An easy-to-adopt service with world-class support reduces cost and IT burden while increasing efficiency
  • Security: Visibility into all apps and users provides organizations with the intelligence required to increase security

Clear Vision

“Cloud-forward companies embrace cloud-based innovation as a competitive advantage,” explains Scott. Here, many companies introduce new business models and revolutionize their field of expertise by tapping and empowering employee creativity. Bitium’s belief that cloud apps will form the platform for many future companies’ success gels with these companies’ commitment to fast growth and innovation. “We developed Bitium to be secure, flexible and easy to use,” he adds. Opportunities with Bitium don’t just end here, but starts from here. The cloud-forward companies of today intend to be the market leaders of tomorrow and Bitium will be there to help them succeed.

Meet the Institutor

As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Kriz leads the company’s overall vision and product direction. Under his direction, the company has grown to more than 40 employees with over 250 customers and expanded its product portfolio beyond single sign-on. Before co-founding Bitium, Scott was vice president of product for Fastpoint Games, where he oversaw the development of more than 60 online games for companies including Sony Online Entertainment, FOX, Sports Illustrated, NBA.com, and Turner Digital. Prior to Fastpoint, Scott was director of product at ProElite, where he managed live streaming events and video-on-demand targeting mixed martial arts fans. Scott was previously CEO at MindEdge, Inc., a founding member of CollegeTownUSA, and served as a systems engineer at General Electric and Raytheon Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College.

“We provide cloud-based identity and access management solutions, including single sign-on, password management and analytics for small, medium and enterprise businesses.”

“As your company scales, Bitium grows with you and adapts to your changing needs.”

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