Community Expands into Healthcare, Medical Device Markets; Company Formally Launches Partner Program
HERNDON, VA, February 4, 2015 – Exostar, an innovative information technology company offering cloud-based solutions that enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced its Life Sciences Identity Hub attained key milestones over the second half of 2014, including the following:
- 40% Increase in Connected Organizations – Nearly 700 companies, such as manufacturers, contract research organizations, and laboratories, are active participants in Exostar’s hybrid cloud community.
- 50% Increase in Academic Institutions – Over 60 universities are collaborating with life sciences organizations to speed the drug research and development process.
- 50% Increase in Engaged Users – Almost 15,000 individuals are executing business-critical efforts through the Life Sciences Identity Hub.
- Expansion into New Markets – The Exostar community now encompasses health IT vendors, healthcare providers, and medical device manufacturers who are helping bring life-altering and life-saving therapies to patients through solutions like electronically prescribed controlled substances.
Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub is a cloud-based, connect-once solution delivered as-a-Service. As a result, Exostar handles all organization and individual on-boarding, user authentication, and application connection and access enforcement requirements. Organizations can mitigate risk and minimize the burden on their IT resources to establish the collaborative operating environments they desire. Individuals benefit from a single sign-on user experience and secure access to the applications and information they need to conduct business with colleagues inside and outside of the enterprise.
“Organizations in life sciences and healthcare are adopting an external partner business model to reduce cost, ensure compliance, and get new drugs to market as quickly as possible,” said Daniel Pfeifle, Exostar’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “These companies are embracing our proven, scalable Life Sciences Identity Hub because it allows them to engage and productively collaborate beyond enterprise boundaries faster and more securely than virtually any other alternative.”
In response to demand for improved cloud access in the Life Sciences and Aerospace and Defense industries, Exostar has launched a new partner program to extend the company’s reach and the value of participating in the community. The partner program formalizes the relationships with current partners and lays the foundation for the immediate addition of application partners, reseller partners, technology suite partners, and strategic alliance partners.
To oversee the growth of this strategic initiative, Exostar has hired a new Director of Global Partnerships and Alliances, Kevin O’Brien. O’Brien brings over 25 years of business development and technology experience to his position, where he will be responsible for the planning and execution of the Exostar partner program. He comes to Exostar from Sprint Nextel, where he spent nine years crafting multi-million dollar relationships with Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, and other global market leaders.
Exostar powers secure business-to-business information sharing, collaboration and business process integration throughout the value chain. Exostar supports the complex trading needs of many of the world’s largest companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and other industries. Exostar’s cloud-based identity assurance products and business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen trading partner relationships and profitability for over 100,000 companies in 150 countries worldwide. The Exostar community includes market leaders such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp., Merck, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Co. and Rolls-Royce. For more information, please visit www.exostar.com.