-- Executive View report describes EmpowerID as "an all-in-one IAM solution, which covers all the traditional bases, while embracing future concepts such as Cloud identity management."
DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EmpowerID®, a leader in workflow-based Identity & Access Management, today announced that it has been recognized for providing "User Management, Provisioning, Access Governance, Cloud Single Sign-On (SSO) and access management in one product" providing broad out of the box functionality coupled with "virtually unlimited configuration and customization possibilities" by KuppingerCole, a leading industry analyst firm for identity focused information security.
In the "Executive View: EmpowerID 2013" report, Peter Cummings, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole and the report's author, notes that EmpowerID has "delivered an all-in-one IAM solution, which covers all the traditional bases, while embracing future concepts such as Cloud Identity Management." He also states, "EmpowerID is at the leading edge in terms of access control, offering both role and attribute-based access control (RBAC and ABAC)."
The explosive growth of Cloud platform adoption and an increasing demand for access by external users and partners has driven the need for an Identity & Access Management platform that merges robust Identity administration with Single Sign-On (SSO). KuppingerCole notes that EmpowerID's "very broad reaching federation capability allows an organization to facilitate SSO to virtually any system, be it in the Cloud, on premise or hosted by a 3rd party." The report also states that EmpowerID's SSO dashboard is "a huge benefit in that it has been designed for mobile compliance, meaning that the SSO dashboard will also work on mobile devices, effectively BYOD-enabling your organization."
The report details how EmpowerID's Single Sign-On incorporates a wide set of protocols and methods (including: Federation, Web Access Management, Password Vaulting and Virtual Directory), It also discusses how it addresses Governance and Regulatory Compliance (GRC) with a hybrid Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and an Attributes Based Access Control (ABAC) model, Rights-Based Approval Routing (RBAR), as well as audit features that include Separation of Duties (SoD), attestation and recertification.
"We have continuously expanded the EmpowerID platform for over 7 years to provide customers with an exceptional value and we appreciate KuppingerCole's insightful discussion of its capabilities. EmpowerID's single codebase and hundreds of ready-to-deploy workflows contribute to a significant reduction in the time it takes to implement an IAM solution and results in improved security and ROI" said Patrick Parker, CEO of EmpowerID.
KuppingerCole's findings took note of the flexible workflow approach taken by EmpowerID. Peter Cummings, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole "That being said, in these days of 'no-customisation' that we see in many organisations, EmpowerID seems to be set at the right level, with an extensive array of workflows already configured out of the box, allowing an organisation to get into the world of IAM very quickly and without the pain others have had to suffer."
EmpowerID provides the most complete Identity & Access Management platform for Enterprises and Service Providers of all sizes. EmpowerID installs quickly and delivers better time to value than any other leading Identity Management platform with over 400 pre-built and highly-configurable Identity and Access Management (IAM) workflows. Some of the world's largest enterprises, including financial, manufacturing, regulatory, governmental, healthcare, charity, advertising, energy and retail organizations use EmpowerID to solve complex Identity and Access Management needs and to assist with governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) initiatives. Learn more about EmpowerID at www.empowerID.com.