Best identity management solution


Winner: CA for CA Identity Manager

IT organizations face a dual challenge in providing users with timely access to critical applications while maintaining the security of these resources. This becomes more complex when they consider the significant variety in user, applications and the identity-related processes needed to support them. Unfortunately, the processes for provisioning access to users, handling password reset or user access requests, and tracking the appropriate approvals are often handled on a manual or ad hoc basis. CA Identity Manager solves those challenges and enables business efficiency by providing a comprehensive identity administration and user provisioning solution that manages all types of identities (internal and external users, or non-user IDs), covering a comprehensive set of target systems (from mainframe to web applications) across the full identity lifecycle (from creation to modification to removal). It also improves security by providing an authoritative point of identity administration, enforcing consistent identity policies and auditing identity-related actions.

CA Identity Manager delivers enterprise-class scalability and reliability while providing superior customization capabilities. High user adoption is critical for identity management success. This requires the solution to both fit the needs of the organization's unique processes and also support end-user interaction in the manner with which they are most comfortable. CA Identity Manager offers advantages over the competition in meeting customers' specific needs in all aspects of their identity processes. This is accomplished through various capabilities, including flexible workflow, centralized policy management and Connector Xpress – a wizard-driven utility that allows customers to easily build integration to custom applications without the need to write code. In addition to “look and feel” customization, every CA Identity Manager user interface function is available as a web service. This enables customers to embed functions into applications that users are already comfortable using, such as existing corporate intranet portals or ERP solutions.

Finalists 2009
  • CA for CA Identity Manager
  • IBM for IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
  • Imprivata for Imprivata OneSign Platform
  • Oracle for Oracle Identity Management
  • RSA, the security division of EMC, for RSA Access Manager
  • VeriSign for VeriSign Personal Identity Portal

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