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Streamline your access life-cycle management for internal and external users

Access and Identity Management Solution is an access management solution that provides web and federated SSO to end users across multiple applications. With browser-based integration and open standards, this solution can provide quick gains in user productivity and user experience. And it can reduce administration costs with federated SSO. End users authenticate once and then seamlessly obtain access to applications and services inside and outside their network infrastructure.

SaaS and cloud adopters can benefit further with the deployment of federated SSO, which allows users to sign on once, and then securely access multiple SaaS-based applications without additional logins. Support for SAML 2.0 facilitates a complete trust model across the sender and the receiver regardless of the underlying architecture, enabling identity federation in a cloud environment.

Challenges in Access and Identity Management
Difficulty in providing a broad user base that can include employee, customers and partners accessing corporate applications and third party services
Handling an extremely large number of users (cloud access for customer communities could involve millions)
Varied requirements and access controls applied to different circumstances, and sensitive and non-sensitive data (for example, procuring access to future product designs vs. inviting customers to attend an upcoming marketing event)
Limited resources, tight budgets and the desire not to duplicate existing IT security infrastructure just for the cloud
Comprehensive security that meets regulatory compliance requirements and helps prevent costly, reputation-demanding system breache
Key benefits of the solution
Reduce risk
Increased visibility and control
Improved scalability and user productivity
More flexible provisioning
Accelerated audit procedures
Suggested platform
IBM AIX v5.3 TL4, AIX v6.1, AIX v7.1 on IBM Power Systems™
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 Update 5 AS/ES x86-32
RHEL 4 Update 2 AS/ES x86-32
RHEL 5 Advanced Platform x86-32 and x86-64
RHEL Server 6 x86-32 and x86-64
RHEL 4 Update 2 AS/ES Power System
RHEL 5 Advanced Platform Power System
RHEL Server 6 Power System
RHEL 4 Update 4 AS/ES IBM System z
RHEL 5 Advanced Platform System z
RHEL Server 6 System z
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 SP2, 10, 11 x86-32 and x86-64
SLES 9 SP2, 10, 11 Power System
SLES 9 SP2, 10, 11 System z
Sun Solaris 9 and 10 Sun SPARC
Solaris 10 x86-64
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition x86-32
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition x86-32
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition x86-64
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition x86-64
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