Like many companies that decide to move key applications to the cloud, Merit uses a combination of technology and contracts to ensure its cloud computing providers comply with its internal security and risk-management policies. And in order to provide desired functions-such as document sharing or a single log-in-between vendors, it seeks out customized security solutions.

At Merit, Cannon devised a plan that includes single sign-on technology customized for Google and eLeaP Software Customer Training System from Symplified, an access-control vendor that specializes in cloud computing security. Employees log on to Merit’s network once, using one user name and password combination that is managed by Symplified’s technology. Then they have access to both the Google and eLeaP applications, Cannon says. No separate log-ons are needed.

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