January 09, 2007 07:00 ET

Vaau Announces Strategic Partnership With Sun Microsystems

The Vaau-Sun Solution Simplifies Enterprise Role Management & Identity Compliance

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Vaau, an innovator in role engineering and identity compliance software and services, today announced a strategic partnership with Sun Microsystems. The combined strengths of Sun Java System Identity Manager with Vaau RBACx, which manages the interrelationships of identities, policies and business processes, enables organizations to simplify the life-cycle of enterprise users and entitlements.

"Interest in role management has significantly increased, and Sun is excited to offer its customers a solution that combines our industry-leading Identity Management software with Vaau's role management capabilities," says Rob Beauchamp, senior director of Software Infrastructure at Sun.

"Role management reduces the time and costs associated with defining roles and managing their associations with the business, and identity management simplifies the administration of provisioning access to resources. By integrating the two industry-leading solutions in these areas, we will greatly benefit our customers," says Sachin Nayyar, president of Vaau.

About the Joint Solution

The integrated solution combines the Sun Identity Management Suite with Vaau RBACx, giving businesses a simple, effective way to engineer and manage roles as well as meet regulatory compliance demands. The solution:

--  Allows organizations to enforce internal security control policies and
    automate critical processes
--  Simplifies and automates the provisioning of users to data and
--  Generates the data for role mining based on user access, which is
    analyzed and used in the creation and management of user roles
--  Provides complete visibility into access privileges, offering control
    and up-to-the-minute insight into who has access to what resources and
--  Certifies access according to users, roles, and detailed entitlements
--  Generates detailed user entitlement reports across all enterprise
    resources (Windows, mainframe, UNIX, etc.) as well as applications such as
    SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and others
--  Provides a dashboard for auditors to view status of the certification
    process enterprise-wide
--  Allows periodic access reviews of identities and roles, enabling
    managers to review and take corrective action on individual exceptions
    during regularly scheduled certifications
--  Automatically creates a history of exceptions, providing a complete
    view of the lifecycle of each exception
--  Provides comprehensive role management capabilities for ongoing
    management, tuning and consolidation of roles

By reducing the time and complexity of providing access and trimming the hours of research needed to prove compliance, the Sun and Vaau solution saves enterprises time and money. And with the added capabilities of managing access and reviewing who has access to what, an organization can be sure that its data is secure.

About Vaau

Vaau is a thought-leader in the areas of role engineering, role management and identity compliance, enabling organizations to enforce internal security control policies and automate critical processes using a combination of award-winning software technology and proven implementation methodologies. Headquartered in Torrance, CA, Vaau can be reached at 310-538-1560 or on the Web at

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kevin Gallagher
    VP Business Development