Abridean was founded in early 2000, originally to meet the needs of the growing hosted messaging service provider market – companies offering to host email and web-based applications for other businesses – and quickly built its first product, abrideanProvisor, the first-to-market solution for Active Directory and Exchange users. Now re-branded as ProvisorSP™, this product serves some of the world’s largest and leading service providers with thousands of businesses relying on the security and quality of abridean’s software everyday.
In 2003, abridean launched ProvisorEnterprise™ and ProvisorERF™ to provide provisioning services to the Enterprise market. In 2004 abridean launched its robust ProvisorPM™, a password management software application that enables quick and easy management of passwords, significantly reducing overall help-desk calls in medium to large size enterprises using Active Directory.
In late 2005, UK-based nCipher, the world leader in the area of protecting critical data for large organizations, including Volvo, Microsoft, Hotmail, the British Library and more, acquired a majority shareholding in abridean. Today abridean continues to develop its own products and services, such as Provisor for BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, utilizing our extensive knowledge of provisioning and user management and the Provisor platform.