SOURCE: Avatier

Avatier

March 11, 2014 08:00 ET

Avatier Packs Major Changes in New Identity Management Suite

AIMS 9.5 Incorporates SMS, Increased Store Intelligence, LANDESK Integration and Overall Mitigation of Risk

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - Avatier Corp., a leader in risk-driven identity management software, has released its latest upgrade of the Avatier Identity Management Suite (AIMS) providing several industry "firsts." AIMS 9.5 now includes SMS self-service password reset, a new patented approach to increased IT store intelligence, and revolutionary risk mitigation throughout.

The Suite's Password Station module now features SMS two-factor authentication without requiring external SMS service fees and new equipment.

Business users can enroll using their current carrier and because Password Station generates and sends SMS codes without the need to integrate a third-party code generator, there is no transmission cost to companies. Phone number verification occurs during the enrollment process and authentication of users via SMS is also integrated into the Help Desk component. 

Password Station now also has complete web service ticketing integration with LANDESK. LANDESK, with over 300 channel partners worldwide, is the newest member of Avatier's software reseller partner program. 

The AIMS Suite remains heavily focused on risk mitigation. The identity manager now assigns risk values to systems, access privileges and business user accounts to give a holistic view of an identity's enterprise risk. The aggregated risk score shows a user's overall risk tailored to the corporation's environment, and includes built-in Risk Radar™ to assist with risk-based decision-making during access and service requests and corresponding approval processes.

"We have developed the only Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) software that provides automated aggregate risk scoring," commented Nelson Cicchitto, Chairman and CEO of Avatier. "Avatier's Risk Radar™ looks beyond mere access to include assets and business attributes. With this new upgrade, Avatier customers directly benefit from risk management integrated into their Identity Management processes."

AIMS™ 9.5 also includes patent pending IT store intelligence in its Identity Enforcer™ module. For IT store managers, the technology provides a real-time visual representation of the life cycle of items in an IT service catalog. Based on historical and real-time catalog data, AIMS™ provides administrators an intuitive view of their store so it can be kept current with valid items. AIMS™ 9.5 allows customers to set a threshold for service catalog lifecycle events. IT store analytics provide value information about the items in a service catalog such as item age, days since last request, number of items in use, workflow timeframes and more.

"As more and more items are added to Actionable Service Catalogs every year, they have become unwieldy and, like any good resource, it makes sense for IT to clean them up, eliminate some of the unnecessary items and focus on those that are having the best impact on the corporation," commented Sally Hudson, analyst with IDC. "This will not only assist in determining which items have reached their end of life in any given organization, saving money, but as a result of streamlining the catalogues, they will become easier for business users to navigate."

Avatier is the only company to offer a holistic approach to managing, auditing and reporting identity and access governance risks with its Compliance Auditor™ product. With this module, access certifications are simplified and business users are empowered to ensure access is appropriate. Compliance Auditor™ comes fully integrated with Identity Enforcer™ and Service Catalog™ risk scoring capabilities. It allows audit owners to accelerate the collection status of their audits with the "Project Diagnostic Tracker". Compliance Auditor™ provides revolutionary value in repetitive and recurring access certification audits. Compliance Auditor™ delivers just-in-time audits for access, assets and other service requests for employees, contractors, and privileged identities. Compliance Auditor offers built-in self-certification for employees and managers to ensure the right access is assigned, and auditable.

AIMS 9.5 comes with five new connectors for Office 365, Microsoft Lync, GENBAND, McAfee End Point Encryption, and SuccessFactors.com.

It is available immediately as an upgrade or as a first-time purchase.

About Avatier
Avatier is the identity management company designed for business users. We automate and unify enterprise operations by standardizing business processes with an IT store. Our IT service catalog creates a single system of record for access requests and IT audit.

Our easily extensible identity management system lowers operational costs and provides corporate governance visibility. Avatier automates workflow and compliance reviews to reduce IT governance risks.

Founded in 1997, Avatier is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, London, Munich, Singapore, Dublin, and Sydney. Our products operate globally for customers like Marriott, DHL, ESPN, Halliburton, Starbucks and hundreds more. For more information, please visit www.avatier.com and follow @Avatier on Twitter.