Last updated on June 22nd, 2023 at 10:46am
COLUMBIA, Md.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Kion, the leading cloud enablement solution provider, announced today that the company was named a 2023 SIIA CODiE Award winner in both the Best Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solution and Best Customer Success Team of the Year categories. Kion was one of four finalists in the Customer Success Team of the Year category and is being recognized as a leader in IAM by the CODiE Awards for the second consecutive year. The SIIA CODiE Awards, widely recognized as the premier awards program honoring the software and information industries, are organized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading trade association representing software, education, media, and digital content industries. Recognized as a benchmark of excellence, CODiE award recipients represent the finest offerings in software, information, and business technology.
“Harnessing the power of the cloud has become a necessity for today’s businesses. However, the cloud is an extremely complex infrastructure and many organizations struggle with navigating it securely and efficiently,” said SIIA President Chris Mohr. “We are thrilled to recognize Kion’s innovative approach to identity and access management within the cloud. Kion's robust platform and highly successful customer success team bridges cloud skills gaps and helps their clients be more successful. Kion has earned its CODiEs recognition as an industry leader.”
Kion revolutionizes cloud governance and management by providing a comprehensive all-in-one cloud enablement solution, empowering users to effortlessly harness the benefits of the cloud. The Kion platform delivers a user-friendly approach to overseeing users' access to cloud resources across multiple cloud providers and regions, going beyond capabilities offered through native services. By using a highly customizable hierarchical organizational structure, Kion leverages an inheritance model to effectively aggregate policies and rules to mitigate common misconfiguration risks in the cloud. This reduces errors associated with access security, ensuring consistent application of customer-specific IAM policies throughout the organization.
Kion’s approach to ensuring customers achieve success with the platform takes cloud enablement one step further by transforming the traditional customer journey, which typically consists of separate teams. Instead, Kion has constructed a one-team experience that supports customers from initial evaluation, through onboarding, to ongoing training and support, ensuring continuity and a positive experience with the software and company. As IT practitioners, Kion’s customer success team is not only technically proficient in Kion’s technology, but also the major cloud providers and complementary technologies to provide further support and help with integration and other technical challenges associated with these solutions.
“At Kion, our top value is ‘turning customers into fans’ through our solution that addresses critical pain points organizations of all sizes face within their cloud operations in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, including identity and access management,” said Brian Price, CEO and Co-Founder of Kion. “We often hear from prospective customers that configuring consistent identities across cloud service providers and ensuring the right policies are put in place to limit access are major pain points. Without a solution like Kion, many groups are forced to accept unnecessary risk in their cloud environment, which can keep the CIO and IT director up at night, or they offer a complex user experience that diminishes the innovation possible in the cloud. On behalf of the Kion team, we are truly grateful to not only receive this recognition for our cloud enablement platform for the second consecutive year but also honored that the experience of working with our team is recognized with the Customer Success Team of the Year award. We would like to thank the SIIA CODiE Awards and the judges for this recognition.”
This recognition from the SIIA CODiE Awards follows a strong year for Kion. Over the last twelve months, Kion was named a winner of the 2023 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award and has joined the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, empowering Kion to further enhance customer outcomes. Kion also introduced enhanced features within its cloud enablement software, appointed new leadership, and ranked as a high performer and easiest to do business with in recent G2 reports.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized awards program and winners are determined by a cohort of industry experts. The full list of winners and details about each are listed here.
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