Compliance Reportingâ€”Identity Managerâ€™s comprehensive, out-of-the-box reports support corporate compliance efforts by documenting that identity controls are in place and working as intended.
Web Services Interfaceâ€”Identity Manager allows identity management to be deployed as a Web service, providing a standards-based, centrally deployed and managed method for programmatically initiating identity management actions. This further facilitates the broad roll-out of identity management services with minimal impact to applications and the developers that build and maintain them.
User Self-Service and Password Managementâ€”Identity Manager enables users to manage their own profile, password and entitlements through self-service capabilities, forgotten password support, bi-directional password synchronization, GINA (Graphical Identification and Authentication) support, and automatic enforcement of periodic password changes.
â€œBest-practice IT governance and compliance requires disciplined policy definition, reliable policy enforcement, and credible compliance documentation,â€ said Chris Christiansen, vice president of IDC's Security Products and Services. â€œBy addressing these three IT requirements in a single solution, CA has demonstrated a clear understanding of how enterprise organizations need to leverage identity management technology.â€
Identity Manager is part of CAâ€™s eTrust Identity and Access Management (IAM) Suite, which includes Web access control, enterprise single sign-on, identity administration, user provisioning, user directory, identity federation, and Web services security. This suite provides customers with the industryâ€™s most complete, integrated identity and access management capabilities and enables them to manage the broadest range of IT resources â€“ including mainframe, distributed, Internet and mobile infrastructure.
â€œCompliance efforts are now boardroom discussions with CIOs and CSOs as they are tasked with mitigating risks and at the same time driving down costs,â€ said Deborah Golden, principal at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. â€œIdentity management is clearly one of the areas which help executives deliver this value. CA Identity Manager is a potential solution to help companies address a range of business identity management needs.â€
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