Computer Associates Named Top Identity and Access Management Software Vendor by Leading Market Research Firm

Computer Associates International was named the worldwide market leader in identity and access management software for 2003 by IDC with a 15 percent market share and revenues exceeding $300 million


ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- Computer Associates International, Inc. announced that it has been named the worldwide market leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) software for 2003 by IDC with a 15 percent market share and revenues exceeding $300 million.

Entitled "Worldwide Identity and Access Management 2004 - 2008 Forecast and 2003 Vendor Shares: The Death of Security 3A, Part I," IDC projects worldwide revenue for the IAM software market to reach $3.4 billion in 2008, representing a compound annual growth rate of 9.7%. IDC also noted that customers are demanding increased integration and less complexity from their IAM solutions.

IDC defines Identity and Access Management as solutions used to identify users in a system -- and control their access to resources -- by associating user rights with established identities. According to IDC, critical components of identity and access management include Web and host single sign-on, user provisioning, advanced and legacy authentication, public key infrastructure, and directory services.

IDC notes that this more comprehensive and integrated approach to IAM is supplanting the classic "3As" (Administration, Authorization and Authentication) that historically characterized enterprise security management environments -- a market that CA had led for the last three years consecutively.

"IDC's report clearly shows that CA has effectively leveraged its market leadership in 3A security to become the leading solution provider for IT's next generation of IAM implementations," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president of eTrust security management at CA. "Our eTrust brand of security management software continues to set the pace for effectiveness and efficiency across the global enterprise marketplace."

CA's eTrust Identity and Access Management Suite is the first solution to bring provisioning, enforcement and auditing together with a common architecture and shared administrative interface. It empowers IT organizations to manage growing internal and external user populations, secure an increasingly complex array of resources and services, and comply with critical regulatory mandates. The suite consists of six modular components for distributed platforms: .TABLE - eTrust Admin for identity provisioning - eTrust Access Control for identity-based access control to servers, files and applications - eTrust Audit for identity-based auditing - eTrust Directory for a scalable and secure identity repository - eTrust Single Sign-On for simplified access to multiple applications - eTrust Web Access Control for identity-based access control to websites, portals, Web services and other extranet resources

CA's eTrust identity and access management portfolio also includes eTrust CA-ACF2 Security and eTrust CA-Top Secret Security for mainframe security management.

The IDC report also ranked Netegrity, Inc. as having the fifth highest IAM market share in 2003. CA announced last month that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Netegrity in an all-cash merger. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including approval by Netegrity stockholders and regulatory authorities.