Integrated Solution Makes Run-time ABAC More Manageable and More Auditable
AUSTIN, April 27, 2011 – SailPoint and Axiomatics today announced a strategic partnership to address the stringent security and compliance requirements around user access control and entitlement management. The integration of SailPoint IdentityIQ™ with the Axiomatics Policy Management Suite will allow organizations to cost-effectively manage access control policies across enterprise applications and authorization models with higher levels of auditability and consistency. By providing centralized visibility to access policies, the integrated solution will strengthen oversight and control, and help meet ever-increasing audit and compliance demands.
Through the partnership, enterprises using Axiomatics’ XACML-based entitlement management for fine-grained and attribute-based authorization for a variety of IT resources, including Java and .NET applications, portals, and Web services, can now take advantage of SailPoint’s identity governance solution for control and compliance capabilities. SailPoint IdentityIQ complements the Axiomatics Policy Management Suite with the ability to review and certify run-time access policies and provides greater assurance of the accuracy and reliability of attribute sources. In addition, auditors and compliance staff gain a holistic view of users’ entitlements, roles, and run-time permissions that are spread across many application and authorization models.
“In order for our customers to take full advantage of run-time Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC), they must be confident their IT system is both secure and compliant,” said Gerry Gebel, president of Axiomatics Americas. “By partnering with SailPoint, our customers will be able to define fine-grained attributes to web- and client-services, as well as Java applications, and then verify those attributes and govern them as part of a holistic identity governance strategy. For the first time, they will be able to securely and compliantly manage who has access to what, what can be done with that access, and under what circumstances in a dynamic, run-time environment.”
“Our identity governance solution provides customers with a business-friendly dashboard to easily identify potential identity risks across the organization,” said Darran Rolls, CTO of SailPoint. “By combining our identity governance capabilities to Axiomatics’ solution, our customers will be able to govern fine-grained identity data for any major application regardless of where it lives. With this enhanced visibility into their identity data and authorization systems, organizations can determine the relative risk a user’s access poses and gain meaningful insights to make effective business decisions to remain secure and compliant.”
Axiomatics, located in Stockholm, Sweden, is the leading provider of fine-grained and attribute-based authorization (ABAC) solutions. The company has a global customer base within healthcare, finance, manufacturing and the public sector, among others. The Axiomatics Policy Server (APS) protects systems against unauthorized use while enabling smooth sharing of information within and across enterprise borders. Axiomatics actively contributes to the development of the XACML standard and has editorial responsibilities within the OASIS Technical Committee.
SailPoint, a leader in identity management, helps the world’s largest organizations to mitigate risk, reduce IT costs and ensure compliance. The company’s award-winning software, SailPoint IdentityIQ™, provides superior visibility into and control over user access to sensitive applications and data while streamlining the access request and delivery process. As the industry’s first business-oriented identity governance suite, IdentityIQ quickly delivers tangible results with risk-aware compliance management, closed-loop user lifecycle management, flexible provisioning, an integrated governance model, and identity intelligence.