ProofID is delighted to announce that on 31st July 2014 the company completed the acquisition of Salford Software from University of Salford Enterprises Limited (USE), the commercialisation company of the University of Salford.

Salford Software has been a University of Salford owned company for the last 25 years and when exploring its potential acquisition, USE were particularly impressed by ProofID’s “Next Generation” Strategy in the identity management space and by the growing partnership with Ping Identity, the global leader in next-generation identity management software. USE has every confidence that the company is passing into safe hands with a roadmap for success, and going forward the University will retain a minority interest in the business.

There are a number of strong synergies between ProofID and Salford Software’s existing products and services. In particular, we are particularly excited about the possibilities of integrating IDENTify, ProofID’s Social Identity Management platform, with ARMS, Salford Software’s unique system for managing affiliate or temporary users. Additionally, we are looking forward to engaging with Salford Software’s customer base to explain how next generation identity management techniques can help them to manage identities across their cloud assets, as well as their on-premise systems.

This is a very significant moment for both ProofID and Salford Software – there are exciting times ahead!