Securent, Inc., the award-winning leader in the Entitlement Management market, today announced the next release of the Securent Entitlement Management Solution (EMS), further enabling organizations to meet their security and compliance requirements by securing access to sensitive applications and information with unmatched fine-grained controls and visibility.
With this release, Securent extends its technology lead over other entitlement management products by adding superior end-to-end protection for organizations’ sensitive information, the broadest application support available in an entitlement management product, and increased performance and scalability for distributed enterprise deployments.
Gus Tepper, vice president of software development for business information provider The First American Corporation, stated: “Our compliance and information security efforts demand that we manage user entitlements and identity access across our entire enterprise and not just within individual applications. We selected Securent EMS because of its compliance with the XACML standard and its ability to provide us with policy-driven access controls that have the granularity, consistency, scalability and flexibility we need across our global enterprise. Securent’s approach to fine-grained entitlement management has the potential to significantly reduce the time and cost of developing custom applications and portals. We are particularly interested in the broader application and platform support, including JBoss Portal, of the new Securent EMS 3.0 release.”
Leveraging the Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) standard, Securent EMS v3.0 delivers the industry’s most comprehensive and robust entitlement management platform. Securent now provides organizations with end-to-end protection of their sensitive data by adding consistent and seamless policy enforcement to databases, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, to complement existing policy enforcement capabilities at the application and presentation layers. Already the leader in protecting custom line-of-business applications, as proven with the most entitlement management deployments in the industry, Securent EMS v3.0 now extends its capabilities to protect critical off-the-shelf applications, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, JBoss Portal 2.4 and 2.6, and BEA WebLogic Portal 9.2. Securent’s EMS v3.0 agents seamlessly integrate with these essential enterprise collaboration and portal platforms to ensure companies’ applications, documents, and data are secured while compliance requirements are enforced.
According to a recent report co-authored by Gartner, Inc., “The task that remains for the overwhelming majority of enterprises is reducing the complexity of their authorization infrastructure – putting in place a common taxonomy and programming framework for business functions across all applications and IT infrastructure components…. Products are coming to market … (including products) based on the XACML standard that provide centralized administration via a policy administration point, decision making via the policy decision point and enforcement via the policy enforcement point of fine-grained authorization…. These products can be used to automate all three activities: administration, decision making and enforcement.”1
Securent EMS now is scalable up to millions of users and thousands of applications deployed across hundreds of sites. Each EMS component has standards-compliant interfaces and can be deployed independently of one another in co-located, distributed, and federated configurations. This flexible architecture allows enterprises to match Securent EMS deployments to their specific needs. It enables Securent EMS to consistently manage, enforce, and audit entitlements for a broad class of resources, including mainframes, networking, storage, and grid computing. This critical feature brings consistent, end-to-end, policy-driven entitlement management to enterprises, helping them mitigate their security and compliance risks.
Securent EMS provides a more scalable and cost-effective alternative to custom coding of fine-grained access controls into applications. Loosely coupling entitlements with application services, Securent EMS is also a key infrastructure service in an effective SOA deployment. The results, as seen in Fortune 1000 deployments, include improved security and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Basel Capital Accord (Basel II), and the National Association of Securities Dealers Rule 2711 (NASD 2711).
“With the previous versions of EMS, Securent has been recognized as the leader in the industry for delivering ground-breaking advancements for entitlement management, especially in the areas of visibility and control of fine-grained access policies,” said Securent CEO Rajiv Gupta. “We are pleased to deliver this new release with expanded functionality and capabilities, based on direct customer feedback and requirements, widening the gap between ourselves and competing products. With these enhancements, organizations are more readily able to implement the fine-grained entitlements they need to ensure their users have the proper access to effectively do their jobs, protect sensitive applications and confidential data, and meet stringent compliance requirements.”
Sold directly and through members of Securent’s Delivery Partner Program and Distribution Channel Partner Program, Securent EMS v3.0 is now generally available. Contact the company for more, including sales and pricing information.
Securent is the leader in Entitlement Management. It has delivered the industry’s most robust XACML-standard based entitlement management solution that has been proven in mission-critical enterprise environments, enabling organizations to secure sensitive applications and data with ease and precision. Securent’s Entitlement Management Solution (EMS) leverages patent-pending technological advances to allow enterprises to enforce entitlement policies at very high performance across a heterogeneous IT stack, and to manage, enforce, and audit the policies on-demand at a centralized console. The significant cost, time to market, and compliance benefits of EMS have been proven at many Fortune 500 customers. Securent has been recognized by the industry’s leading analysts, including Gartner, Burton Group, and Forrester Research. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Securent is venture backed by Greylock Partners and Onset Ventures.
Note 1 – Gartner, Inc., Predicts 2007: Secure Business Enablement Essential to Information Security; by Ray Wagner, et al; Dec. 6, 2006.
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