BMC Releases .NET Identity Management Solution
- By Dan Hong
- February 01, 2006
BMC Software announced on Monday the
release of BMC Identity Management for .NET, an identity management
solution for Microsoft .NET technologies.
The solution’s open architecture layers on top of existing
Windows-based IT infrastructure -- such as Microsoft Active Directory,
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, Microsoft Active
Directory Application Mode, Microsoft Identity Integration Server
(MIIS) 2003, and Web services -- and supports industry standards
like SAML, SPML and WS-Federation.
Customers using Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services
can also federate with partners using the BMC Identity Management
Solution for .NET. The solution also enables customers to internally
provision to non-Windows-based systems, such as mainframe and Unix
systems, by centralizing and unifying the management of user accounts
to identify profiles, security polices and business workflow processes
across platforms, domains and resource types.
"Working with BMC gives our customers a fully integrated set
of solutions to achieve a faster, more secure path to consistent
identity management on the Microsoft platform, ultimately helping
our customers manage and use identity data to benefit their business
operations," said Michael Stephenson, director of the Windows
Server and Tools Division at Microsoft. "Microsoft is committed
to providing solutions that help customers use and extend .NET technologies.
Working with industry partners such as BMC helps us achieve this
"BMC Identity Management for .NET is a key differentiator
for BMC in the identity management market," said Somesh Singh,
vice president and general manager of BMC’s Identity Management
Business Unit. "Regardless of a customer's IT infrastructure
and size, identity management is key in ensuring that IT assets
are fully aligned with business objectives, and access policies
and regulatory compliance requirements are being adhered to in an
automated fashion. With this solution, BMC and Microsoft bring together
the right blend of technology to unlock the capabilities of enterprise
and accelerate the return on investment from their IT infrastructure."
BMC is a Microsoft global ISV and has been a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner for nearly five years.