It's an ongoing struggle: the time-consuming manual processes and skyrocketing costs of provisioning access to resources across all systems, applications and devices in your enterprise. But Novell Identity Manager simplifies the process of identity management. It automates user provisioning and password management throughout the user lifecycle - delivering first-day access to new users, modifying or rescinding access as necessary across all systems, and synchronizing multiple passwords into a single strong password. With Identity Manager you can control user administration costs, eliminate complex manual processes, and enforce security enterprise-wide - all while delivering the right resources so your users can do their jobs.
Real-time, event-based architecture
Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition is event-based and, unlike the reconciliation model of other competitive offerings, built on a synchronous, automated provisioning engine. For example, a major event in the user lifecycle, such as hiring or promotion, updates the HR system, triggering policy-based workflows and provisioning with little to no human intervention. Identity Manager automates user identity lifecycle management in real time, including managing user accounts and access privileges in physical and logical applications, over the entire lifecycle. This high level of performance ensures enterprise security policies are enforced 24/7 to support compliance.
Advanced reporting, out of the box
Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes an identity data warehouse that houses all the information on roles, users and provisioning activities so that you can run the most comprehensive reports on user access - present and historic. Visibility across the identity store and connected systems provide rich information to allow comparing a user's actual state with desired state to answer even the most complex audit questions. You can even save the queries to create customized reports with auto scheduling and distribution to relevant parties.
Unified packaging framework
Managing your policy is simpler and less error-prone with a modular structure that lets you reuse and update your existing policies while ensuring business continuity. The Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition engine is built on the foundation of a unified packaging framework. It abstracts the business policies into a common database so enterprises can reuse existing policies, workflows and reports across every business process. With this modular approach, enterprises gain the flexibility to add new hot-pluggable policy packages and quickly update their existing policy bases. Managing dependencies between policies is simpler because you deploy or tweak policies with little to no disruption to existing business processes. The abstracted business policy layer acts as a common package for both identity management and compliance management solutions to facilitate smoother integration.
Drag-and-drop capability for integrating workflows among applications
Increase productivity and profitability by integrating new applications into your identity and access infrastructure without tedious coding. Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes the Designer utility engine, which allows you to produce customized access request workflows without programming, dramatically reducing human error. In the graphical interface sandbox, users can manage the entire project lifecycle, including lifecycle design, the simulation of roles configurations and the deployment of new configurations. Because scripting isn't required, rolling out new applications and services for additional revenue streams is easier than ever.
Role mapping for consistent enterprise-wide policiesProduct Highlights
Speed up and simplify the integration of existing roles by using the intuitive interface to map user entitlements to Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition roles. The role mapping administrator maps entitlements to Novell Identity Manager Advanced Edition roles through an intuitive interface for easy integration of different permissions and rules into a consolidated role policy database. Identity Manager leverages existing enterprise security infrastructures, such as SAP profiles and active directory groups. As a result, policies for all applications are consistent, boosting security enterprise-wide.
- Integration with SIEM and access management