Founded and served as CEO of OpenNetwork Technologies a recognized innovator and leader in web single sign on and identity management solutions. OpenNetwork’s SSO and identity management solutions are used by Global 2000 companies across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. OpenNetwork was acquired by BMC Software.
OpenNetwork is best known for the company’s success with DirectorySmart, the first product of its kind to natively leverage Microsoft’s Active Directory to provide single sign on and identity management enterprise services.
While CEO of OpenNetwork, Long was named an Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. OpenNetwork received numerous awards for growth and innovation:
• Deloitte & Touche Fast 50, multiple years
• Global Software 500
• AlwayOn Top 100 Private Companies
Institutional investors in OpenNetwork included BC BS of South Carolina, JP Morgan, Battery Ventures and SI Ventures. Citrix Founder, Ed Iacobucci and Gartner Chairman Emeritus, Manny Fernandez, served as key advisors on OpenNetwork’s Board of Directors.
Early in the development of OpenNetwork, the company developed a fast growing web development business which was separated from OpenNetwork's core business and acquired by US Web of Santa Clara, California.