SOURCE: Rohati Systems, Inc.

December 17, 2008 06:00 ET

Rohati Releases Access Management Solution for Unstructured Data, Providing Powerful Discovery, Enforcement and Logging Capabilities That Can Be Rapidly and Cost-Effectively Deployed to Secure Unlimited Numbers of File Servers

JDSU Deployment Proves Rohati's Cost-Effective and Rapid Deployment to Ensure Security Policies and Compliance Mandates Are Enforced and Monitored

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Rohati Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of agent-less access management solutions, today announced that its award-winning Transaction Networking System™ (TNS™) now provides cost-effective, easy-to-deploy access management and monitoring services for unstructured data stored on file shares based on the Common Internet File Shares (CIFS) protocol. This new capability enables effective data security and compliance for unstructured data and file shares accessed by employees, partners and customers to support collaboration needs.

"We have deployed the Rohati solution to help ensure that our security policies are in compliance with ITAR (International Trade in Arms Regulations) export controls," said Bill Turner, Chief Security Officer at JDSU. "Rohati provides us with end user and transaction controls across our unstructured data and file share infrastructure to ensure we are enforcing and monitoring compliance controls and reducing the risk of unauthorized access. The centralized, 'no-touch to the application' approach has enabled a very rapid and cost-effective deployment when compared to the alternatives."

Global enterprises are rapidly deploying CIFS to store data and enable employees, partners, customers and other collaborators to quickly share information over the Internet in support of business objectives. Until today, security and compliance for CIFS has lagged far behind deployment, as traditional security solutions require IT to devote massive amounts of resources to the complex and time-consuming practice of custom coding applications. Unlike traditional solutions though, the TNS utilizes multiple attributes providing the 'who,' 'what,' 'when,' 'where' and 'how' intelligence to quickly, easily and cost-effectively provide security and compliance controls by enforcing granular access management policies at the transaction level, eliminating the need to custom code applications or locally configure each file server.

Commented The 451 Group Senior Analyst Steve Coplan, "Rohati has built a technically elegant product to address a well understood business problem -- balancing security with access and policy enforcement with agility, using identity, context and application attributes constructs for definition, enforcement and logging."

In addition to granular policy enforcement, TNS provides:

--  Logging and Visibility -- Administrators can log who is accessing
    what, when and how for every transaction across 100s of servers
    
--  Powerful Compliance and Reporting -- Comprehensive reports that prove
    access and usage policies are aligned with current stringent regulations,
    including the Health Information Portability and Protection Act (HIPAA),
    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
    and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    
--  Speed and Flexibility -- Administrators can quickly provision and de-
    provision user access privileges in accord with business processes,
    projects and objectives
    
--  Risk Reduction -- Visibility, logging and reporting reduce the risk of
    human error when managing access rights
    

"This additional functionality represents the latest significant upgrade to our TNS platform," said Rohati CEO Shane Buckley. "Preventing exposure to risk through unauthorized access and usage of unstructured data has, up to now, been a hard and expensive problem to fix. We have introduced a disruptive approach to solving this problem with very attractive economics."

Unstructured Data access management is now available to TNS customers like JDSU, which have been successfully utilizing the TNS to enable granular access management to the broad range of applications deployed in its corporate data centers. With this new functionality, TNS customers can manage access for HTTP, HTTPS, CIFS, Microsoft SharePoint and TCP/IP client server applications.

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.