Press Release Summary:
TivoliÂ® Identity Manager v4.6 provides secure, policy-based solution to manage user accounts, access permissions, and passwords across IT environments. It also helps automate creation and provisioning/de-provisioning of user privileges throughout user lifecycle. Along with policy simulation, software features centralized reports on security policy, current access rights, audit events, account maintenance, and documentation of controls.
Original Press Release:
IBM Tivoli Identity Manager V4.6 Helps Enterprises Increase Efficiency by Automating and Auditing Identity Policy
At a glance
IBM Tivoli Identity Manager helps you:
Increase user and IT efficiency and
Cut elapsed turn-on time for new accounts
Improve productivity by allowing end users to rapidly reset and synchronize their own passwords
Reduce error-prone manual entry by automating user submission and approval requests
Reduce IT administration costs and
Decrease help desk calls by providing Web self-care interfaces to perform password and personal information changes
Lower overhead costs by automatically managing accounts, credentials and access rights throughout the user lifecycle
Simulate policy changes with powerful "what if" scenarios that detail the impact of proposed changes
Address policy compliance needs
Produce centralized reports on security policy, access rights, and audit events to quickly respond to internal audits and regulatory mandates
Centralize policy-based access control and audit trails across key information systems
Obtain intelligence and recommended actions on policy compliance issues, eliminating the need to manually review policies.
IBM Tivoli® Identity Manager V4.6 provides a secure, automated, and policy-based solution that helps effectively manage user accounts, access permissions, and passwords from creation to termination across IT environments. It helps automate the processes of creating and provisioning/de-provisioning user privileges across heterogeneous IT resources throughout the entire user lifecycle.
V4.6 can help increase user efficiency, reduce IT administration costs, and manage compliance with your security policy (policy compliance) with centralized user account maintenance (including self-service interfaces), delegated administration, automated approvals processing, documentation of controls, and other standard reports.
IBM Tivoli Identity Manager V4.6 enhancements help accelerate deployment and enforce policy compliance and provide extensions to capabilities such as policy automation and lifecycle management. Key new features in V4.6 include:
Policy simulation, which provides powerful "what if" scenarios that take the guesswork out of changing security policies
New value pricing structure to provide 20 core adapters with purchase of the product
New centralized reports on security policy, current access rights, and audit events to better address compliance needs
Policy compliance intelligence and remediation, which routes complex compliance issues through workflow and provides intelligence and recommended actions on the compliance issues, eliminating the need to manually review policies
Improved administrator teaming through streamlined notification, bulk to-do items management, and task ownership and delegation
Policy and configuration import/export capabilities to easily migrate policy and configuration settings between different IBM Tivoli Identity Manager servers or environments, such as quality assurance to production
Planned availability dates
June 28, 2005 (electronic software delivery)
July 22, 2005 (media and documentation)