IBM has announced migration services and competitive migration pricing for abandoned HP Identity Centre security software customers.
IBM also announced new application security software and four new worldwide Trusted Identity Centre of Excellence to help organisations tie together physical and digital security to better manage the identity lifecycle of their customers and workforce.
In response to HP's discontinued identity management products, IBM offers competitive migration pricing for software and migration services through Internet Security Systems (ISS) to give HP customers the opportunity to convert from HP software to IBM's security offerings, such as Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business and Tivoli Federated Identity Manager.
Identity and access management software was a $3,1-billion worldwide market in 2007, expected to grow to $5,3-billion by 2012.
"HP's decision to throw in the towel on its identity and access management software line has left a void for customers," says Al Zollar, GM of IBM Tivoli Software. "Obviously security software is a critical linchpin for protecting a company's global assets and reputation. IBM is committed to delivering a comprehensive portfolio of security software and services."