Novell Advances Identity Manager With Roles-Based Provisioning Capabilities

Waltham, Mass. — Nov. 19
Demonstrating its commitment to helping enterprise customers address critical compliance needs, Novell is expanding its identity management solution with a Roles Based Provisioning Module. Stringent privacy policies and continually changing government regulations are driving forces for enterprises to utilize role management as part of their identity infrastructure. By defining roles that control user access to computer applications and organizational resources, the Novell Identity Manager Roles Based Provisioning Module delivers the industry's most highly integrated and flexible solution for connecting roles to users.

“The need to demonstrate compliance, mitigate violations and exceptions, and reduce the security exposure associated with inappropriate, excessive and stale access privileges is driving the market for role management,” said Kevin Kampman, senior analyst of identity and privacy strategies at the Burton Group. “For enterprises, this creates an immediate challenge. While role management will ultimately result in organizational and administrative efficiencies, there is an immediate need for effective role management capabilities to meet the associated demands for administration and management.”

The Novell Identity Manager Roles Based Provisioning Module reduces the complexity and cost of identity and security management by helping IT managers establish access privileges to resources, including computer applications, telephone systems and building security systems, based on role membership within an organization. Permissions are managed according to departments, jobs or the specific tasks assigned to a person, minimizing the amount of IT administration required to add, delete or maintain system users' access rights. High-security organizations, such as hospitals and financial institutions, can…


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