CA Acquires a company for their identity management technology

Computer Associates (CA) has acquired IDFocus LLC and its identity management technology, ACE. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to the CA representatives, this acquisition strengthens their ability to continually enhance critical elements of CA’s Identity and Access Management suite, which helps our customers effectively manage employees’ and partners’ identity lifecycles and meet new compliance demands.

IDFocus provides several key identity management capabilities with its technology. IDFocus software includes an improved ability to help customers meet compliance demands by proactively preventing segregation of duties (SoD) violations. As CA Identity Manager provisions users, it runs a check on the SoD policies set up in the IDFocus software. If a policy violation is identified, CA Identity Manager is designed to prevent the provisioning event from taking place, proactively managing compliance needs and preventing violations before they happen.

CA Identity Manager helps improve security and business efficiency by automating identity management processes, such as user provisioning. The integration of IDFocus software helps increase efficiencies by taking provisioning to a more specific, finer-grained entitlements level. By tightly integrating IDFocus software with CA Identity Manager, customers can link workflows and approvers to very specific user attributes. For example, a user can be provisioned with multiple roles within his or her ERP account and each role can have different approvers and approval processes, modification prerequisites, termination processes, and dependencies.

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