Solution Leverages SPML Standard to Help Enterprises Seamlessly Integrate Identity Risk Management and Provisioning Initiatives

SailPoint Technologies today announced the first standards-based integration linking its identity risk management solution with Novell’s identity and security solutions. Based on the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML v2.0), the integration between SailPoint Compliance IQ™ and Novell™ Identity Manager establishes a seamless connection between business-oriented governance, risk management and compliance and the automated provisioning and centralized management of identity information required by IT Operations. Additional integration between Compliance IQ and Sentinel™ by Novell combines powerful identity risk analytics with real-time security event management. The integrated solution allows enterprises to automate and streamline compliance processes and significantly reduce business risk.

Developed jointly by SailPoint and Novell, the integrated solution enables companies to translate key business policy and risk management concepts into IT policy and automated workflow, and to measure compliance effectiveness in easy-to-understand business terms. By leveraging industry standards, the solution eliminates the need to build and maintain custom integration and speeds time-to-deployment, providing four key points of integration:

•    Auto Remediation – provides automated workflow to remediate inappropriate access and policy violations via immediate, real-time execution of provisioning or de-provisioning requests.
•    Provisioning Policy Checks – incorporates compliance and risk management into the provisioning process by analyzing new user requests and role changes against defined policy.
•    Business Role Provisioning – enables organizations to provision user access to data, applications and systems based on business roles.
•    Identity-Aware Event Monitoring – collects and filters user, network and application events and correlates this information to build a complete identity risk profile.

“Incorporating business policy and risk concepts into identity management has become a critical focus for customers seeking to reduce risk and meet compliance objectives,” said Nick Nikols, vice president of product management for Identity & Security at Novell. “We’re excited to work with SailPoint in providing a standards-based solution that helps our joint customers better achieve their risk management and compliance goals.”
“In order to meet regulatory and corporate governance requirements, enterprises must implement a variety of controls over identity-related information – often requiring products from more than one vendor,” said Lori Rowland, analyst for Burton Group. “Vendors that deliver integrated solutions provide value to customers by lowering costs and making software easier to deploy and easier to use.”

“SailPoint’s goal is to deliver identity risk management solutions that complement and easily integrate with partner solutions,” said Mark McClain, CEO and founder at SailPoint. “Through our alliance with Novell, we are leveraging our mutual strengths to give enterprises better visibility into business risk, improve process efficiency, and strengthen governance.”

The integrated solution offering from SailPoint and Novell is available now. The two companies are collaborating on marketing, sales, and customer deployments.

About SailPoint
SailPoint Technologies, Inc. develops identity governance software that helps organizations gain control over user access to critical systems and data, streamline costly IT compliance processes and reduce the risks of fraud, corporate data loss or theft and failed audits. Founded in December 2005, SailPoint is based in Austin, Texas.