Novell IdentityandAccess Management is comprised of three modules: the Identity Manager, which includes user-provisioning tools; the Access Manager, which provides access rights to users, ensuring all users have access to the resources they need; and finally SecureLogin, which adds single credentialing capabilities so users have universal access with just one username and password.
In many companies, information security in general and segregation of duties in particular, are lower security priority because the process tends to be costly and time-consuming. The key is to give users just the access they need when they need it and no more.
Dave Hansen, general manager, CA Security Management, spoke at the RSA Conference about how technology convergence is transforming identityandaccess management.He discussed how identity management is moving beyond simple provisioning and is driving technology integration for access management, data loss prevention and role modeling and management. This Q&A dives deeper into the issues.
Many IT organizations today are tasked to manage a complex landscape that includes a mix of SaaS applications and on-premise applications being accessed by various user populations; employees, customers, mobile workers, etc.