SOURCE: Approva

August 21, 2007 12:27 ET

Approva Achieves IBM Certification for Integration With Tivoli Identity Manager (TIM)

Integrated Offering Accelerates User Provisioning and Automates Preventive Controls

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Approva® Corporation, the leader in continuous controls monitoring and audit automation software, announced today that it has achieved Ready for Tivoli Certification with its integration of Approva BizRights® and IBM® Tivoli® Identity Manager.

The new integrated solution enables Approva's rich rule content to be utilized within the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager environment, so IBM TIM users can conduct detailed segregation of duties (SoD) analysis within the familiar TIM interface as they review and approve user access requests from ERP systems such as Oracle, SAP and PeopleSoft.

"Automating preventive controls is essential for companies that want to sustain the benefits they have realized as a result of their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) programs," said Approva Chief Technology Officer, Steve Elliott. "Our certified integration to IBM TIM creates additional value for our joint customers and accelerates implementation time for deploying compliant provisioning solutions."

Approva's certified integration with IBM TIM significantly accelerates provisioning time, reduces risk and lowers ongoing compliance costs. Approva serves as a compliance engine within the provisioning process by enabling approvers to perform "what-if" analyses that prevent users from gaining access rights which violate corporate policies or create regulatory and compliance risk. The integrated solution also streamlines audits and reduces the maintenance costs since companies can use the same set of rules to both analyze user access requests and continuously audit their ERP systems.

"Customers require the ability to proactively prevent or fix separation of duties problems as part of the user provisioning process, rather than reactively addressing it after a compliance issue has been identified by an auditor," said Joe Anthony, IBM Tivoli program director for identity management. "The combination of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager and Approva BizRights provides an automated solution to streamline this process and establish good governance practices."

For more information on identity management, be sure to visit Audit Trail, the official blog of Approva, where you can view a video introduction to compliant provisioning by Ian Glazer, Approva's Technical Alliance Director.

About Approva

Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of continuous controls monitoring and audit software. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to automate the on-demand testing, closed-loop remediation and continuous, exception-based monitoring of controls within and across their business systems. Using our solutions, customers are able to significantly increase visibility into their controls, streamline the audit process, cost-effectively sustain their compliance initiatives and reduce exposure to mistakes, fraud and inefficiencies for business processes such as procurement, sales and delivery, payroll and financial close. In addition, our automated solutions act as key preventative and detective controls, further strengthening our customers' financial and operational control environments. Global companies such as Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, McCormick & Company, P&G, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts rely on Approva BizRights® Platform and Enterprise Controls Suite to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and flag exceptions to their business controls. For more information, visit www.approva.net.

Editors Note: For additional and more specific background on each of Approva's initiatives, please go to Approva's press room at www.approva.net/news.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Matthew Langan
    DBC Public Relations for Approva
    202.298.7600 x.219
    matthew@dbcpr.com