Security blog Security Squared just posted an in-depth piece about how First American Title is using FIM for identity management of 13,000+ employees.
The author met with First American's Cameron Cosgrove and Scott Weir yesterday, here at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Here's the full text.
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager User Cuts Costs, Improves Compliance, Lays Convergence Foundation
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The Microsoft partner ecosystem continues to rally around Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Microsoft identity and access management solutions. For example, Microsoft gold partner Oxford Computer Group and BHOLD Company, which provides software solutions for authorization management and control, announced their partnership to deliver enterprise identity and access governance solutions with FIM. From their press release:
The partnership sees OCG implementing BHOLD Controls, a robust analysis and detection tool for identity and access audit and reporting, and BHOLD Suite with FIM 2010 for an identity and access management solution which includes role based access management and governance. BHOLD Suite keeps a reliable log of permissions and roles and offers a complete management suite for auditing, reporting, attestation and simulation.
Oxford provides white papers on IAM, including a new one on FIM, available here.
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Active Directory is a critical technology for thousands and thousands of organizations, holding literally billions of identities around the world. Solutions to ensure AD is backed up and - should there be a breakdown - recoverable are essential to any business continuity strategy.
To that end, CionSystems Inc. has announced the release of CionSystems Active Directory Recovery, a web based, easy-to-use and affordable solution that offers quick, granular restoration of individual objects and attributes, as well as multiple domain recovery.
More FIM partner news. At the RSA conference this week Passlogix announced the integration of its v-GO® Single Sign-On ™ and related components of its v-GO Access Accelerator Suite with the new Forefront Identity Manager 2010. From the press release:
The integration will enable organizations that deploy both FIM and v-GO SSO to automate provisioning and deprovisioning of [single sign on] SSO access to all Windows, Web and mainframe applications, reducing administrator overhead as well as simplifying the end user experience.
Extending the benefits that FIM offers for managing identities, application credentials and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments, the v-GO integration provides a simple means of adding new levels of password-based application access control for all users as well as significant improvements for privileged users who share account IDs. It also leverages Microsoft Active Directory, which is used by more than 80% of Passlogix’s installed base for v-GO data storage and administration.
At RSA Passlogix also presented a session on “Bridging Access with Identity- Adding Enterprise Single Sign-On to your FIM and IAG/UAG Deployments”.