Ingersoll-Rand Deploys New Technology to Secure Access to Online Dealer Site

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Oblix, a leading developer of identity-based security solutions, announced that Ingersoll-Rand (IR), a leading diversified industrial firm, has deployed Oblix COREid to secure its dealer portal that enables thousands of its dealers to access hundreds of IR products across multiple product lines from a central location, giving them a single sign-on across their applications leveraging different technologies.

The continued growth in IR's infrastructure sector businesses, along with the need to leverage dealer relationships across brands created the impetus for IR to secure and simplify the ordering experience for its dealers. Users now need just a single user name and password to access a personalized portal that provides all necessary functionality, whether they're ordering Bobcat, IR, or ClubCar equipment. The portal simplifies the ordering process by putting all of the needed functionality in one place with one sign-on.

Using Oblix COREid to manage a centralized directory of user privileges, IR now has a single point of user administration and a single view of its dealerships. Oblix COREid's automated workflow capabilities help to make changes to user identity information fast and easy as new applications and users come online or are removed from the system. No longer needing to enter such information manually or manage it in multiple locations, IR has increased security and lowered administrative costs. Oblix also provides IR with auditing and reporting capabilities that increase corporate visibility and governance.

"Our goal was to simplify the way we do business with our dealers," said Jim McDonald, manager of the Dealer Portal, Ingersoll-Rand. "Simplicity and ease-of-use are key for attracting and retaining business from these busy folks, and COREid has driven this on both the technology and the business side for us. By offering support for heterogeneous environments and driving down our deployment times, Oblix COREid is helping us log more orders today and move closer toward our longer term ideal of a single ordering process across our global brands."