Sun Announces Identity Management Offering For Microsoft Environments

The Sun Microsystems staff at the RSA Conference 2004

Sun Microsystems announced the Sun Identity Manager for Microsoft that provides quick-to-deploy provisioning, as well as password and directory management capabilities for Microsoft products.

Through out-of-the-box integration, Sun Identity Manager (formerly known as Waveset Lighthouse) helps enable organizations to centralize the administration and synchronization of user identities across all enterprise application environments. Utilizing agentless technology, Sun Identity Manager is lightweight and non-invasive, speeding deployment time and simplifying ongoing maintenance.

Jackie Gilbert, Strategic Marketing Manager Sun Microsystems, spoke with Help Net Security about his release and said: “What we announced is a new solution that is all about automating and centralizing the ability to manage distributed identities in a very cost-effective and productive way.”

Identity management is at the core of delivering secure network services to the right people at the right time. Sun recognizes that customers with heterogeneous identity infrastructures face unique management challenges and is dedicated to helping solve them with the Sun Identity Manager for Microsoft. Sun’s Java Enterprise System includes the Java System Identity Server, the industry’s leading access control offering, and will integrate Sun Identity Manager for Microsoft in future versions.

Sun Identity Manager for Microsoft is available immediately at a sharply reduced license fee from standard pricing. It may be used to manage an unlimited number of Microsoft resources in the enterprise, including Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS), Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange.

In addition to the Microsoft adapters, Sun offers packaged integration with a number of operating platforms including Sun Solaris (TM), Linux, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and IBM OS/390 and a variety of enterprise software environments including: BEA Systems, Entrust Technologies, IBM, Netegrity, Novell, Oblix, OpenNetwork, PeopleSoft, RSA Security, and SAP.




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