Sun Micro launches ‘IDM in a Box’
Dubai, October 21, 2009
Sun Microsystems has announced the Middle East launch of its ‘Identity Manager in a Box,’ aimed at delivering simple, open and proven Identity Management solutions.
The appliance-like ‘IDM in a Box’ combines the best of Sun’s hardware and software solutions and is being positioned for businesses requiring secure and effective Identity Management solutions with rapid RoI.
IDM in a Box is ideal for companies that consider IT security to be mission critical to their business, and wish to deploy an effective yet easy to manage Identity Management solution, said a company official.
It allows organisations to get working account management systems up and running in record time for rapid ROI, while still providing the capability to grow and expand as needs change. However, it is not a stripped down version, but in fact a full featured installation with all the capabilities of Identity Manager.
“Identity Management is important for organizational efficiency and security, especially in larger organizations. The ‘IDM in a Box’ simplifies Identity Management for organizations that have many user accounts and find it challenging to manage them,” said Gerard McDonnell, Software Line of Business Manager – Mena, Sun Microsystems.
'The Middle East has a completely different set of business drivers when it comes to the need for Identity Management. Instead of the stringent compliance related pressure elsewhere in the world, there is an urgency to reduce operational costs and tighten security. This solution addresses those business needs perfectly.'
'We also have a completely different set of obstacles to the adoption of IDM. Here, basic high level skills to deploy and operate the solution are more scarce. IDM in a Box eliminates the need for such high level skills as it comes effectively pre-configured with minimal on-site installation requirements,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service