Easter Seals Bay Area Supports Rapid Growth with Intermedia Hosted Exchange and Intermedia AppID® Enterprise

Security, scalability and reliability were key factors in the selection of Intermedia’s cloud-based IT services and Identity and Access Management


Intermedia, a leading one-stop shop for cloud IT services, announced today that Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA) has selected Intermedia to provide the scalable and secure technology infrastructure needed to support the organization’s rapid growth. As part of the solution, ESBA has deployed Intermedia Hosted Exchange for email and Intermedia AppID® Enterprise for Single Sign-On (SSO).

Since 1927, ESBA has been leading the way to ensure that individuals and families affected by disabilities can live, learn, work and play to their full potential. In 2012, demand for behavioral health services at ESBA grew significantly after they became covered by insurance.

With 125% growth in ESBA’s client base, they needed a reliable and secure technology infrastructure for their email and collaboration needs. ESBA first brought on Intermedia Hosted Exchange for email, then added Intermedia AppID Enterprise for Single Sign-On to supplement their cloud solution.

“We required systems that would prevent email outages, help us adhere to regulatory compliance requirements and secure email communication standards,” said Robert Van Tuyl, Chief Innovation Officer at Easter Seals Bay Area. “Intermedia Hosted Exchange was the only option we evaluated that provided the scalable, cost-effective Exchange environment we needed while also promising a five nines uptime service level agreement, HIPAA compliance and unparalleled security and support.”

As the use of ESBA cloud-based and on-premises applications grew, ESBA’s technology team also faced the challenge of managing access and authentication for a growing number of users. The IT department considered a variety of single sign-on solutions before choosing Intermedia AppID Enterprise due to its ability to integrate with ESBA’s custom applications and its overall ease of use and deployment.

“Since our system administrators were already familiar with the Intermedia portal, adding Intermedia AppID Enterprise required minimal training. We can manage users and user identities in the same interface,” said Van Tuyl. “Employees appreciate the intuitive interface and one-click access to their applications. In addition, having Intermedia’s team as a partner allows us to focus on providing excellent customer support and keeps us highly productive.”

To learn more about how Intermedia AppID Enterprise gave Easter Seals Bay Area the security and scalability they needed to grow their business, read the full case study.

To learn more about Intermedia AppID Enterprise, please visit www.appidenterprise.com

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Visit www.easterseals.com.

About Intermedia AppID Enterprise

As companies embrace the Cloud, the number of web applications in the enterprise IT environment quickly adds up—and quickly overwhelms IT’s ability to ensure data security, manage costs and maintain control. Intermedia AppID Enterprise is a broad platform for cloud application management that goes beyond Single Sign-On (SSO) and helps companies reduce risk, improve data security, achieve compliance and increase productivity and control.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that companies need to do business, including identity and access management, email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider. Intermedia serves over 65,000 businesses and has more than 5,500 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies.

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