One of nine companies invited by Forrester Research to participate in an assessment evaluating current vendor offerings strategy and market presence, NetIQ has been declared a leader in identity and access management (IAM) suites.
Connie Grobler, technical specialist for Identity and Security Management at NetIQ South Africa says there is increasing demand in South African businesses for identity and access governance solutions.

“Identity and access governance solutions provide businesses and stakeholders with much needed analytics related to audit and compliance, forensic investigations, risk assessments and other enterprise functions.”

Grobler adds that NetIQ provides an IAM suite that encompasses identity provisioning, attestation, Web SSO and federation with easy to use interfaces, differentiated vision, thought leadership for IAM and strong execution.

“Examples of this differentiation and thought leadership include Identity Tracking for Identity Manager which offers intelligence about the activities of specific identities as well as social access that provides businesses with an easy way for customers and other users to identify themselves with social credentials and Cloud Access which enables single sign-on to private and public cloud applications.”

Mobile devices, applications and Cloud services are redefining the role of identity, enabling organisations to lever disruptive trends as business-enabling opportunities.

“Having been singled out by Forrester as a leader in IAM, NetIQ intends to prioritise integration, modularity and automation within its IAM offerings to assist businesses and organisations to limit security threats, improve service delivery, manage user expectations and reduce business risk,” concludes Grobler.