Evaluation of NetIQ’s Identity Manager and Access Governance software suites has led to NetIQ this month (February) being positioned by Gartner as a Magic Quadrant leader for user administration and provisioning software solutions in the field of identity and access governance (IAG) processes.
Connie Grobler, technical specialist for Identity and Security Management at NetIQ South Africa, says there is an increasing need and attention in the market for identity and access governance solutions.
“IAG solutions yield much needed analytics that businesses and stakeholders require for audit and compliance, forensic investigations, risk assessments and other enterprise functions. Gartner has commented that the feature lines between user administration and provisioning (UAP) and IAG have essentially disappeared as a result of IAG tools assuming significant UAP capability. Large-scale UAP vendors are also integrating IAG features into their platforms.”
Grobler adds that the Magic Quadrant leader award reflects NetIQ’s commitment to customers and partners and their need to address the critical demands for access to corporate applications and data in this era of mega IT trends in the form of cloud, mobility and social identity, as well as the complexity these trends introduce to both IT and the business.
“Organisations need to continue to innovate in their approach to identity management and ensure it is ubiquitous to their infrastructure if they are to truly protect information assets from security threats and breaches. Corporate policy must be enforced and compliance requirements met from a foundation of user provisioning and administration.”
Today’s stringent governance and compliance demands dictate that IAG is a required tool for business stakeholders looking to control access to applications and data through strong yet flexible controls across the enterprise, particularly as the boundary continues to expand beyond the physical to the virtual and cloud environments.
“NetIQ Identity Management and Access Governance solutions help businesses grant access to information resources and mission-critical applications, while minimising the risk to the organisation,” concludes Grobler.
NetIQ is an enterprise software company focused on customer success. NetIQ helps organisations cost-effectively tackle information protection challenges and manage the complexity of dynamic, highly-distributed application environments. NetIQ’s scalable, automated management solutions for security and compliance, identity and access, and performance and availability, help customers realise demonstrable business improvement and IT cost savings.
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