SOURCE: Rohati Systems, Inc.

November 17, 2008 01:00 ET

Leading European Analyst Martin Kuppinger Identifies Rohati as a Supplier of Cost-Effective, Complexity-Reducing Access Management Solutions

Kuppinger Says Startup's Functionality Could Influence Microsoft's Future

SUNNYVALE, CA and DUSSELDORF, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - In his popular blog, distinguished European technology analyst Martin Kuppinger, founder of leading European analyst firm Kuppinger Cole, has declared that Rohati Systems' agent-less access management solution is a "real alternative to today's complex, cost-intensive and still error-prone approach for managing access controls at file servers" -- one with Common Internet File System (CIFS) functionality so powerful that it could even "significantly" influence Microsoft's future innovations.

Deployed through a high-performance network appliance, the Rohati solution provides entirely new options for authorization that, according to Kuppinger "might take a lot of burden from system administrators and help to avoid errors in authorization management."

Wrote Kuppinger: I even could imagine that such a policy-based, centralized model for authorization management might significantly influence what Microsoft is doing at the operating system level for a next-generation Windows server and file system. There are some lessons Microsoft could learn from Rohati and adopt at the OS and software level.

"I take briefings on new technology solutions quite often, and I always take time to blog about those that impress me," said Kuppinger. "Rohati's high-performance, agent-less access management platform was very impressive in its ability to enable network administrators to manage ACLs [access control lists] consistently; for its centralized model for authorization management; and for its file share access management functionality."

"Martin Kuppinger is one of the most respected technology analysts in Europe, and we take great satisfaction in knowing that he's recognized the value of what we have developed," said Rohati CEO Shane Buckley. "Our Transaction Networking System (TNS) agent-less access management platform is being well received by the market and has the potential to change the way access management is deployed."

To read the full text of Kuppinger's blog, visit http://blogs.kuppingercole.com/kuppinger/2008/10/24/a-more-efficient-approach-for-managing-file-server-acls/.

About Kuppinger Cole

Kuppinger Cole + Partner (KCP), founded in 2004, has become the leading Europe-based analyst company for all topics around identity management and digital identities. KCP stands for expertise, thought leadership, and a vendor-neutral view on the broader "identity market," including aspects like classical identity and access management (IaM), information rights management (IRM), identity risk management, digital certificates, cards and tokens, single sign-on, auditing, federation, User centric identity management and Identity 2.0, and many more.

About Rohati

Rohati Systems, Inc., is the leader in agent-less access management solutions. Rohati solutions quickly and cost-effectively enable companies to define, enforce and log access & authorization policies across applications and file shares from a single management console. Unlike traditional approaches to identity and access management that are time- and cost-prohibitive to deploy broadly, the Rohati solution resides in the data center, is network-based to ensure high performance, and does not require agents nor changes to applications. Delivering numerous industry firsts, Rohati enables companies to safeguard all their data assets to protect their business and comply with compliance regulations. Rohati is backed by Matrix Partners and Foundation Capital, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. To learn more, visit www.rohati.com.