In this blog, we cover a range of issues, from identity and access management to data loss, cloud computing, mobile security and more. When we write these blogs, we try very hard to express interesting and hopefully thought-provoking opinions and ideas, without necessarily any direct connection to our products. Be forewarned: this blog will be different. We recently announced two important partnership enhancements to our product suite, and I'd like to summarize them for you.
CA Technologies just announced an integration between CA IdentityMinder and Greenlight Technologies Enterprise Integration Suite (EIS). The press release is available here. This integration is especially important for users of SAP GRC because it automates segregation of duties policy checks to provide improved risk analysis. Basically, it enables improper combinations of access entitlements to be identified and corrected before provision of the access rights is done. In addition, the integrated solution delivers a consistent provisioning model across both SAP and non-SAP applications to help reduce total IT security management costs, and to help prevent improper access rights across these environments.
SAP Mobile Platform
We have also announced some additional mobile capabilities for SiteMinder environments. The business challenge is this - the huge increase in mobile users makes it difficult to ensure that security policies are being implemented effectively and consistently across all access channels. This is because core security functions (such as user authentication and authorization) are essential to protect critical applications and data from misuse by the growing number of mobile users. Validated at the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, the integration of CA SiteMinder® with the SAP Mobile Platform provides a common, centralized solution to manage and enforce security policies across both laptops and mobile devices from either inside or outside the network. This integrated solution helps reduce risk, improves efficiencies due to reduced security administration costs, and helps to maintain a convenient user experience. It also provides a common security mechanism to enforce policy across all access channels for all Web access applications, and helps eliminate the risks inherent in separate security mechanisms for mobile users.
We're excited about these two new integrations, not only because of the capabilities that they provide, but also because they highlight a new partnership between CA and Greenlight Technologies, and further extend our partnership with SAP.