DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, August 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Column Technologies, a global technology, management consulting, and services leader, today announced a global strategic alliance with Aveksa, the market-leading provider of enterprise Access Governance automation solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Column Technologies will resell Aveksa's Access Governance automation solutions as part of its IT Service Management (ITSM) solution and services offerings.
Improper access to mission-critical applications and data can lead to detrimental business risks including lost revenue, increased expenses and fines, as well as damaged customer relationships and corporate brand reputation. Column Technologies' solution, based on leading ITSM technology from BMC Software, a recognized leader in Business Service Management, helps IT organizations cut costs, reduce risks and drive business profits. Through its strategic partnership with Aveksa, Column Technologies will offer a unified ITSM/Access Governance solution to its customers based on industry-leading technology.
Aveksa's Access Governance platform is comprised of, Aveksa Compliance Manager, Aveksa Role Manager, Access Request and Change Manager, and Aveksa Data Access Governance. The platform enables organizations to deploy automated, continuous processes for governing and managing access request, receipt, review and revocation to reduce complexity and increase operational efficiency. "We are very excited to partner with Column Technologies, and jointly offer an integrated ITSM/Access Governance solution that will enable IT organizations to deliver efficient and secure IT services across the enterprise," said Vick Viren Vaishnavi, President and CEO, Aveksa. "By tightly integrating Access Governance automation processes with Column's ITSM solutions, IT organizations can ensure that access to applications and data is secure, up-to-date and that the access lifecycle process is working in concert with other service management processes."
"Access Goverance is a critical part of the ITSM process as IT organizations must ensure that access to sensitive applications and data is accurate and updated in real-time," stated Tim Yario, President of Column Technologies. "We feel this partnership will add exponential value to our customers' organizations and the stakeholders charged with meeting security and compliance needs."
About Column Technologies
Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology, management consulting, and services company that helps commercial and public sector organizations improve service efficiency while lowering costs and risk. Headquartered in the United States, we have over 300 employees around the world, as well as offices in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit http://www.columnIT.com or call 1-866-265-8665.
Aveksa provides the industry's most comprehensive, purpose-built, enterprise-class, Access Governance automation platform. Aveksa helps IT organizations reduce access management complexity and increase operational efficiency while minimizing risk and ensuring sustainable compliance. Leading Global 2000 organizations in financial services, healthcare, retail, energy/utility, telecommunications, transportation and manufacturing rely on Aveksa to efficiently address access request, fulfillment and regulatory compliance demands. For more information, go to http://www.aveksa.com.
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