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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”.
At RSA this week Omada (a Microsoft partner-of-the-year award winner) showcased its solutions to extend the power and value of Forefront Identity Manager 2010, including modules for user re-certification, SharePoint governance, compliance reporting, role based access and business process.
The company issued a press release this week about pharmaceutical company Lundbeck's use of FIM and the Omada's Compliace Reporting module. A quote from that release:
“Our primary reason for choosing Omada and a solution based on FIM 2010 together with Omada’s Compliance Reporting module, is that we utilize Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Microsoft Exchange broadly at Lundbeck. We are certain that FIM 2010 with Omada’s modules is the best choice when integrating to AD”. Thomas Svenningsen, IT Infrastructure Specialist at Lundbeck
At RSA we shot a video interview with Omada's CEO Morten Boel Sigurdsson...stay tuned for that!
At RSA Gemalto announced that its Protiva Strong Authentication Server is now fully integrated with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010. Thanks to this combined solution, organizations can provision, deploy and manage smart card-based one-time password devices linked to Gemalto strong authentication server, while using the same Microsoft interface to which they are already accustomed. See their full press release here http://www.gemalto.com/php/pr_view.php?id=720
Microsoft's quote in the release:
“We have worked closely with Gemalto so that organizations using Microsoft solutions to manage network identities have a streamlined way to implement smart card technology to enhance their network security and privacy,” said John Chirapurath, senior director in the Identity and Security Business Group at Microsoft. “It gives our customers the ability to implement strong authentication devices without having to change the way they work day to day. That is what we call Business Ready Security.”
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