You can use IAM solutions to help demonstrating regulatory compliance such as SOX Section 404 and 302, HIPPA, GLB, Basel II Capital Accord, FDA 21-CFR-11, HSPD-12, EU Privacy Directive, PIPEDA, and LSF.
SOX: There are many SOX compliance tools and you may wonder why IAM is needed. SOX compliance tools are very good at roles and SoD (separation of duties) analysis, but are weak at workflow management, reverse synchronization, and integration with multiple target systems, etc. IAM solutions are strong in those area and can meet following SOX requirements:
HIPPA: Similarly, IAM provides very specific solutions to help healthcare organizations meet following HIPAA requirements and reduce overall organizational risk:
GLB: IAM solutions will help addressing following GLB requirements: