Imanami Builds on Identity Management Solution Set with New Release of Directory Transformation Manager


LIVERMORE, Calif., Dec. 6 / -- Imanami today introduced the latest version of its Directory Transformation Manager (DTM), which enables the synchronization of multiple directories and databases to improve internal communications, reduce the cost of miscommunication and deliver rapid ROI. Building on its existing synchronization and provisioning features, Imanami DTM can now map and automate previously manual identity management processes and connect with the industry's leading database vendors.

"Identity management solutions are painful to deploy requiring hours of labor and additional infrastructure until ROI begins," said Sally Hudson, a research manager at IDC. "Imanami's solutions can be used as an enablement tool to pave the way for major enterprises looking for a solid identity management foundation on initiatives such as federation, single-sign on or access management."

Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the top six global accounting organizations, has become an early adopter of DTM. With a staff of nearly 5,000 across 51 offices nationwide, Grant Thornton was looking for a way to automate updates in Active Directory with additions, changes, and deletions. They wanted to synchronize and create new accounts with their human resources' Oracle database, and automatically provision users. After evaluating six different vendors, Grant Thornton selected Imanami because it was simple and easy to use and offered a quick ROI.

"We wanted a solution that could promise rapid benefits without all the hardware, database and cost requirements letting us increase IT productivity without increasing the IT budget," said Mike Ruman, enterprise message manager for Grant Thornton. "Imanami was the only company that met all of our requirements and we anticipate gaining the equivalent of one full-time employee each day to work on other high-value projects. Not only that but with our previous system, we could provision 50 people a day, now with Imanami we could provision 1000's -- Imanami will pay for itself in a few short months."

Imanami DTM is able to solve the problem of operating in heterogeneous environments while leveraging existing investments in Microsoft Active Directory. By automating manual process and reducing the opportunity for human error, this simple yet powerful software solution improves internal efficiencies and allows highly paid, highly trusted IT resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.

DTM's powerful enterprise-class functionality has been bolstered with new features such as:o The DTM console that allow you to view the health of the system at a glanceo Preview feature to see what DTM would do before it happenso Email notifications to receive email reports on the status of a job runo Job history over time to look up how many objects were created, updated or deleted

"Accurate directory information is the only way to be successful with higher value identity management initiatives," said Robert Haaverson, CEO and president of Imanami. "Our customers want a solution that automatically does the job efficiently and effectively and DTM 3.0 provides that in an easy-to-deploy package."

Imanami's newly added out-of-the-box synchronization feature enables DTM to connect Microsoft Active Directory with leading databases and identity stores, such as PeopleSoft, SunOne, Oracle, iPlanet, LDAP, CSV, SQL, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel, without any extra configuration. For other homegrown or alternative data repositories, Imanami's "Power Tools" enable IT departments to extend DTM functionality and connect to other heterogeneous identity stores.

Pricing and Availability
Available now, pricing for DTM starts at $13 per user.

About Imanami

Imanami provides simple yet powerful point solutions for identity management that automate and streamline the process of maintaining user directories. A Microsoft Gold Partner, Imanami has nearly 400 customers from every industry, including: Cingular Wireless, Kraft Foods, Mentor Graphics, Panasonic, Rubbermaid, SAIC and the U.S. Department of Energy. More information can be found at www.imanami.com.

Source: Imanami

CONTACT: Sean Schantz of Imanami, +1-925-273-2914, or sean.schantz@imanami.com

Web site: www.imanami.com/

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