NetIQ has announced the general availability of Identity Manager 4.5, its latest identity and access management (IAM) offering. With a shift in technology decisions towards business leaders, identity is the critical lynchpin to balance convenience and security in today’s complex, always-on IT environment. NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 empowers business leaders to properly evaluate access requests at the speed they need to remain agile and productive, while consistently provisioning and deprovisioning identities and access across even the most complex environments.
Today, when business leaders are required to make critical decisions in hours as opposed to days, identity plays an increasingly vital role in prioritising both productivity and controlling risk across desktop, mobile and cloud environments. NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 unleashes the power of identity, providing customers with a user-friendly self-service interface for access request and approval. Backed by automated identity and access provisioning processes, Identity Manager 4.5 satisfies both user desire for self-service IT, as well as auditor requirements, while reducing operational IT costs.
“Business users have become accustomed, through their consumer experience, to self-service – such as setting up their own email accounts and installing their own applications – and they expect that same degree of freedom when it comes to business services,” said Travis Greene, senior solution strategist, Identity Management for NetIQ. “NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 reflects the fundamental shift in approach that organisations need to take to provide a consumer-level ease of use, with a seamless experience across desktop, cloud and mobile applications, in order for policy to be centrally enforced. Organisations should look to tap into the power that identity delivers in driving their productivity and ability to quickly and efficiently adopt new technologies without unnecessary cost and risk to the organization.”
Built on NetIQ’s award-winning technology for automating identity and access provisioning processes, NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 reduces the manpower required to fulfill requests, giving users visibility into all applications that are available to enhance productivity, while reducing the risk of excess credentialing to organizations.
New features in NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 include:
Identity Manager User Interface
– An intuitive business-user interface for access request and approval.
Role and Resource Catalog Administrator
–A business analyst interface for managing roles and resources.
– A native mobile application for busy managers to provide access approvals.
Permission Collection and Reconciliation Service
– Automates the management of permissions (entitlements) in connected systems to maintain available resources in the catalog.
Availability and Pricing
NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 is available worldwide today, with list license pricing starting at $20 per user. For more information, visit: www.netiq.com/identity.
NetIQ is a global, enterprise software company with a relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio includes scalable, automated solutions for Identity, Security, Access, Governance, Systems and Application, Service, and Workload Management that help organisations securely deliver, measure and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.