Courion Enterprise Provisioning Suite
Strengths: Easy to use, fully customizable identity management suite.
Weaknesses: None that we found.
Verdict: An excellent overall product. For its easy of use and excellent pricing we rate this product Recommended.
SummaryThe Courion Enterprise Provisioning Suite can be summed up as fully adaptable, tailor-made identity management. Users can select specific components of the suite and have a platform that meets their specific needs. The process starts with what Courion calls Jump Start. Jump Start is exactly what it sounds like. This piece of the product will get the identity management process jump-started right out of the box. Jump Start includes four modules: Basic Access, which automates the initial assignment of IT access; Admin New Hire, which centralizes user information and creates new user accounts; Orphan Account Finder, which helps administrators scour databases for accounts not associated with known users; and Account Termination, which allows administrators to disable all accounts associated with users who have left the company.
We found this product to be very easy to install and manage. The installation is guided by a series of wizards, which not only help to install the product itself, but also aid in the initial configuration of the suite. After installation and configuration, the utilities themselves are just as simple to use. With a focus on the visual, this product makes creating workflows and managing users a snap.
This product is designed to be integrated with current environments right out of the box. When configuring the suite, administrators can connect it to existing databases, LDAP directories and other components to bring everything together under one place.
This product comes with many pieces of documentation. The installation and configuration guide shows how to get the Enterprise Provisioning Suite and its utilities up and running, as well as integrating existing databases. Other pieces of documentation pertain to single parts of the suite.
Courion offers a support package, which includes many great features, such as 24/7 phone, web or email technical assistance.
We find this product to be an excellent value for the money. Since it is fully customizable, the customer only pays for the pieces they need, and with base prices starting at $10 per user, there is no wasted cost.