Sun Microsystems Releases New Versions of Role Manager and Directory Server Enterprise Edition
Brings Significant Improvements to Access Controls and Compliance with Role Manager; Optimizes Performance and Scalability with Directory Server to Protect Millions of Users and Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced new versions of Sun™ Role Manager software and Sun™ Directory Server Enterprise Edition, offering organizations updated tools to intelligently manage their identity portfolio. Customers will benefit from increased business transparency and compliance, simplified access controls, as well as better performance and scalability. For more information about Sun Role Manager 5.0 and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, visit: http://www.sun.com/rolemanager and http://www.sun.com/dsee.
“what did users do with their access?”
“Our customers will like the products we are announcing today because they were designed to impact their bottom line,” said Daniel Raskin, chief identity strategist, Sun Microsystems. “Companies are looking for better ways to achieve and maintain compliance, as well as extend their identity management solutions to the extranet. Advanced technologies available in Sun Role Manager software and Directory Server Enterprise Edition will help our customers scale their businesses, while protecting millions of users and hundreds of applications without headaches.”
Sun Role Manager 5.0 Software Leads Industry with Comprehensive Compliance Features
New features in Sun Role Manager 5.0 software enable organizations to move beyond answering the question of “who has access to what?” to “what did users do with their access?” by offering a 360-degree view of assigned user access to data and applications. With this new feature, IT and business managers are able to more intelligently govern the definition, assignment and enforcement of access within their organizations. Sun Role Manager software is one of the first integrated role-based provisioning and auditing solutions to use business roles, such as job function and title, to assign, attest, audit, and enforce access across the enterprise.
Sun has also added key enhancements to Sun Role Manager software, including closed-loop remediation and rule lifecycle management, making Sun one of the first vendors to offer enterprises a more complete and automated set of tools for reviewing user access, removing inappropriately assigned access, as well as showing auditors how and why access to data and applications was assigned. In addition, Sun Role Manager 5.0 software allows organizations to test “what-if” scenarios to determine the impact changes to rules will have on the access assignment process before they are implemented. The new software also provides users with a Web-service interface for remote execution of both rule assignment and separation-of-duty (SOD) rules.
"Express Scripts currently has both Sun’s Identity Manager and Role Manager software in production. Both products are integrated, providing a seamless on-boarding experience that has allowed us to reduce what typically took several days down to hours," said Matthew Modica, senior manager of IT Security, Express Scripts, Inc.
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Boosts Speed and Performance
Considered one of the best extranet LDAP Directory Servers in the market today, the latest version of Directory Server Enterprise Edition allows enterprises to accelerate growth in a simplified way, improve performance and lower total cost of ownership. Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 has been optimized to improve performance by more than three times when compared to its predecessor. In addition, this release provides innovations that improve authentication and modification performance by 60 percent, allowing customers to accelerate their applications without changing one line of code.
Sun’s Comprehensive Identity Management Portfolio
Sun offers a complete identity management portfolio that provides open access, open source and open standards. Sun supports major protocols, including SAML, WS-Federation, WS-Trust, WS-Security, WS-Policy, Liberty ID-FF and WS-I BSP. For information on Sun's identity management portfolio, visit: http://www.sun.com/identity.
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