Novell Updates Identity Manager with Roles-Based Provisioning

Integrated with Novell Identity Manager so users can tie identity to business processes

Novell has expanded its identity management solution with a roles-based provisioning module. Stringent privacy policies and ever-changing government regulations are driving enterprises to use role management in their identity infrastructure. By defining roles that control user access to computer applications and organizational resources, Novell’s Identity Manager Roles Based Provisioning Module provides an integrated and flexible solution for connecting roles to users.

“The need to demonstrate compliance, mitigate violations and exceptions, and reduce the security exposure associated with inappropriate, excessive, and stale access privileges is driving the market for role management,” said Kevin Kampman, senior analyst of identity and privacy strategies at the Burton Group, in a statement. “For enterprises, this creates an immediate challenge. While role management will ultimately result in organizational and administrative efficiencies, there is an immediate need for effective role management capabilities to meet the associated demands for administration and management.”

The Novell Identity Manager Roles Based Provisioning Module helps IT managers establish access privileges to resources (including computer applications, telephone systems, and building security systems) based on their role within the organization. Permissions are managed by departments, jobs, or specific tasks, minimizing IT administration required to maintain user access rights.

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