EmpowerID 2009 Identity Management Platform Simplifies Complex Business Processes

Visually designed and intuitive workflows are flexible and easy to use

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The Dot Net Factory has released EmpowerID 2009, an update to its identity management platform built on Microsoft’s Windows Workflow Foundation. EmpowerID 2009 accelerates identity management and compliance by simplifying automation of complex business processes with visually designed and intuitive workflows that are flexible and easy to use.

EmpowerID 2009 features Role Enforcer modules with workflows and Web-based interfaces that can be rapidly deployed, including: multi-directory user provisioning (including support for HR, ERP, and custom applications); password self-service reset; group management; Active Directory reporting; corporate white pages; Exchange provisioning and security; and SharePoint provisioning and security.

For organizations that desire custom workflows developed to their specific business requirements, EmpowerID 2009 offers a complete workflow automation platform, featuring a modular “drag-and-drop” visual designer that turns complex tasks into role-based, event-driven workflows. Included “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) designers deliver code-free Silverlight and ASP.NET Web user interfaces. EmpowerID 2009’s job function and location-based role hierarchy reflects changes in an organization immediately and automatically adapts to the changed security requirements. EmpowerID 2009 is a single and unified platform and code base that deploys quickly, cuts costs, and grows easily to accommodate future needs.

Enhancements in EmpowerID 2009 include:

  • Full support for designing event-driven, non-linear (“state machine” workflows)

  • Expansion of the workflow design studio to include code-free designers for generating Silverlight, ASP.NET, and WPF user interfaces, designers for creating workflow shapes and secure WCF Web services, and single-click publication of workflows as Web services

  • SOA event publication and subscription model for loosely coupled business processes

  • An enhanced business process dashboard

  • SharePoint workflow (EmpowerID workflows in SharePoint)

  • RBAC role mapping that can avoid role mining by mapping existing system roles and locations into EmpowerID RBAC

  • Enhanced audit and compliance that includes detailed change tracking for changes in managed systems (e.g., group membership)

  • Support for distributed deployments with communication restricted to Web services that can function through firewalls

  • Support for an unlimited number of EmpowerID servers performing tasks in parallel for inventory, permission enforcement, workflow services, and other functions for increased scalability, redundancy, and failover

EmpowerID 2009 is immediately available from The Dot Net Factory at http://www.thedotnetfactory.com via subscription or limited- or unlimited-use licenses.