The IT and network organizations within enterprises are challenged more than ever to serve users with a diverse set of application and network access requirements based on user or device profiles, location, and presence. The need for the network to understand user and device "presence", as well as location "awareness" from an identity-oriented approach has become critical as organizational changes rapidly occur and as the workforce becomes more agile.
Network and IT functions are now faced with the challenge of managing network-wide access rights for users in a consistent manner, and ensuring that users have access to the right applications and resources at the right time, and at the right location.
Extreme Networks Ridgeline Security Feature Pack 1 includes the Identity Manager feature. The Ridgeline Identity Manager working in conjunction with the ExtremeXOS modular operating system brings user, device, location and presence awareness in networks, and helps in enforcing corporate policies at every network point of entry. Identity Manager provides network-wide reporting of identities and also helps administrators manage networkwide role-based policies for both users and devices and apply them consistently across the network to enable seamless mobility and on-demand access to applications to maintain business continuity.
Increase network availability
Identity Manager role-based access control helps reduce network noise by enabling switches at the network edge to enforce the right policies at the right time and consistently across the network.
Leverage existing network infrastructure
Identity Manager can be used in Ridgeline to deliver a robust network access control solution with existing Summit and BlackDiamond 8800 series switches in the network. This increases ROI and can reduce the total cost of ownership.
Reduce training and other overheads
The intuitive user interface and end-to-end workflows help administrators and operators quickly set up, provision, and manage role-based access control policies across the network.
Reduce IT support costs
Identity Manager reduces time needed to locate users or devices in the network. Ridgeline network and service management software, and ExtremeXOS network operating system provide extensive information about identities and their locations, which can reduce IT support and troubleshooting time.
Reduce compliance and audit costs
Identity Manager helps to meet compliance requirements for enterprises, and those mandated for agencies and organizations in the federal framework.