Winner: IBM for IBM Tivoli Identity and Access Assurance
IBM Tivoli Identity and Access Assurance provides efficient and compliant access for the right people to the right resources at the right time. It centralizes and automates management of users, authentication, access, audit policy and provisioning of user services, then closes the loop with industry-leading capabilities for monitoring user activity and detecting and correcting situations
out of compliance with security policy.
It provides identity management from on-boarding users and assigning appropriate access rights, to changing user roles and modifying privileges, to terminating user access rights at the end of the user lifecycle.
Access management provides secure authentication of users, including unified SSO (enterprise, web, federated), and enforces access policies once the user has been authenticated.
User compliance auditing enables monitoring, auditing and reporting on user activity, helping facilitate compliance with organizational policies and regulatory mandates, and reducing the risk of internal threats by monitoring users for abnormal behavior.
The tool is unique in supporting Private Desktop, which maintains multiple secure desktops, one per kiosk user. And, it is integrated with a comprehensive security portfolio, including data and application security.
As well, there are flexible implementation choices, including managed services, and the offering has a global presence and proven international experience.
IBM Tivoli Identity and Access Assurance is a centralized, automated identity and access management infrastructure that addresses the entire user lifecycle to improve service, reduce costs and support compliance efforts. It facilitates collaboration through role-based portals, enables quick roll-out of new services and provides simplified SSO.
It interoperates with a broad set of identity repositories, easily handles large volumes of users and enables automation of process workflows, improving administrative efficiency and minimizing errors.
The tool helps reduce costs for managing accounts, groups, policies, credentials and access rights throughout the user lifecycle with a single-vendor solution that reduces TCO and complexity. Organizations can better manage risk with automated audit reporting and the security compliance dashboard.
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