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University of Reading Enhances the Academic Experience with Automated Identity Governance

The University of Reading, in England, is an international, public university founded in the late 1800s. The university consists of three academic faculties, a graduate school and the Henley Business School.

The Process:

The University of Reading needed to update their semi-manual identity program. Establishing access for users was inconsistent and took considerable time, so the university was ready to streamline access and create more convenient processes for students, associate (guest) users and staff by building a dynamic and automated identity program.

Goals:
  • Reduce reliance on legacy and homegrown identity systems
  • Improve time-to-access for applications, systems and data, and terminate access immediately following departure
  • Create a self-service environment for students and employees to change passwords and maintain personal information
How Identity
Helped:

The University of Reading leveraged SailPoint’s identity platform to reduce time to access from four days to 24 hours, and mitigated risk by automatically removing access immediately following termination of employees. Faster access to core applications and data has drastically improved their staff and student’s IT experience.

“SailPoint has provided us with the support and solution that we needed. Their focus on identity gave us confidence that we were buying a solution that not only met our needs today – but would grow with us in the future.”

Joy Charnley, Middleware Team Manager, University of Reading

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