Sun Is First to Market Idenity Management Product with Integrated Identity Auditing and User Provisioning

Sept. 12, 2006
First to combine capability to prevent inappropriate user access while detecting violations

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Digital ID World, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced enhancements to its market-leading identity management software suite that are the first to combine the capability to prevent inappropriate user access to systems and applications while detecting violations in the company's user access policies. By automating these compliance processes, enterprises can implement sustainable and repeatable practices, which reduce the cost of maintaining compliance.

Sun Java(TM) System Identity Manager 7.0 is the first to combine user provisioning -- the process of creating, updating, and deleting user access across applications and systems -- with identity auditing, the process of analyzing applications and systems for identity control violations, notifying corporate compliance officers of violations, and addressing policy exceptions. By combining these capabilities, Sun enables customers to avoid managing twoseparate processes, bridging the gap between IT security and auditors, internal and external, responsible for compliance with regulations such asSarbanes-Oxley. The new offering supports the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System(OS) -- the most secure OS on the planet -- and extends its market leadingsecurity capabilities. This enables control of identities across the operating system, applications, data and physical locations.

"Customers need to simplify and automate compliance efforts. These enhancements to Sun's Identity Management Suite make it easier and cheaper forour customers to manage and report compliance with regulatory mandates," said Sara Gates, Vice President of Identity and Web Services at Sun. "We think innovations like this have industry watchers, such as Gartner*, naming Sun as the worldwide marketshare leader in identity management software based on total software revenue."

With the latest version of Java System Identity Manager, enterprises can check and confirm that identities comply with audit policy before the access is provided. Its identity auditing capabilities include automated reviews and proactive scanning to ensure consistent policy enforcement and repeatable processes. Automated reviews and identity scanning also enable early detection and notification of identity policy violations, helping to reducetheir impact.

Pricing and Availability

Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 is available in Q4 2006. Pricing is on a per user basis. For more information on Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.0 and the entire Sun Identity Management Suite go