CA streamlines identity and access management
Posted on 14 February 2013.
CA announced its CA CloudMinder identity and access management (IAM) service solution. CA CloudMinder provides enterprise-grade IAM for both cloud-based or on-premise applications in a highly scalable multi-tenant IAM as-a-Service solution.


The three components of CA CloudMinder can be deployed individually or together in a single, integrated IAM service:

CA CloudMinder Advanced Authentication protects against unapproved and unauthorized access using multiple forms of strong authentication and risk analysis to validate a user’s identity.

CA CloudMinder Identity Management provides user provisioning and de-provisioning to a broad set of on-premise applications and cloud services as well as comprehensive user management capabilities. With the ability to operate and synchronize with existing on-premise identity stores such as Active Directory or other LDAP-compliant directories, CA CloudMinder Identity Management leverages existing technologies for faster deployment.

CA CloudMinder Single Sign-On (SSO) supports today’s extended and hybrid enterprise with reliable identity federation in a unified, cloud-based single sign-on solution. Leveraging CA SiteMinder technology, CA CloudMinder Single Sign-On is scalable and controls access for millions of users from within or outside an organization.

Companies have seen the benefits that IAM as-a-service can provide. “In one test, CA CloudMinder allowed a team to accomplish in just three days what had taken almost two months of building, installing, configuring and testing with an on-premise approach,” said Drew Koenig, president, CA Security Global User Community. “That company estimated it could employ CA CloudMinder for a reduced cost and get three IAM capabilities versus just one plus free up staff time. By not having to work on maintaining the on-premise infrastructure, the team can focus more on strategic identity initiatives.”

Leveraging CA Technologies leading IAM technology and more than a decade of experience providing Authentication as-a-Service, CA CloudMinder provides a single source of identity and access control across the hybrid enterprise and drives cost efficiencies through speed of deployment, predictability of expense and reduced infrastructure and management needs.

“Identity and access management demands are evolving as organizations employ different ways to save money and grow the business, such as incorporating cloud services, adopting bring-your-own-device policies and supporting social identities as a way to get closer to the customer,” said Mike Denning, general manager, Security business at CA Technologies. “This evolution and customer demand drove our vision for CA CloudMinder to be able to function as that single bridge that manages the identities and access for employees, partners and customers to cloud or on-premise applications no matter what device or what identity they chose to use.”





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