OpenIAM named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Cortlandt Manor, NY, April 20, 2010:  OpenIAM LLC has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2010” report by Gartner, Inc., authors Roy Wagner, Greg Young, Lawrence Orans, Greg Kreizman, Ant Allan, dated April 14, 2010.

According to Gartner, “The Cool Vendors in IAM that Gartner has chosen for 2010 share a commitment to leading-edge technological innovation. However, they have been selected not simply for their advanced technologies, but also — and equally importantly — for their use of those technologies to address real-world problems. Several are working to reduce the complexity and cost of implementing IAM in heterogeneous computing environments. Cost containment continues to be a major issue for both large enterprises and small-and-midsize businesses (SMBs) in a period of extreme budget constraints. Even in today’s complex and volatile business environment; however, there is still considerable room for real technological and process innovation, as these Cool Vendors’ offerings show.”

“The Gartner report outlines the challenges that budget-strapped enterprises face in using IAM to improve operational efficiency and security, and audit needs. It also points out the high costs and delays in commercial IAM deployments, especially for user provisioning and access management, and integration and software costs,” said Ameet Shah, Vice President for Marketing at OpenIAM. “OpenIAM’s subscription based pricing provides an affordable option compared with per user pricing prevalent in the industry. Our service based loosely coupled architecture allows for easy integration at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. ”

The Gartner Cool Vendor report adds, “Most commercial IAM suites have been pieced together through acquisition. Poor integration between components is the natural result, and much remains to be done despite vendors’ efforts to improve inter component integration and bring consistency to component administration. Enterprises — and particularly SMBs and local governments — have also faced difficulties in justifying the costs of IAM software, and some have turned to open source software as a result. Until now, enterprises interested in adopting open-source IAM components have needed to piece together functional components, and offerings in provisioning have been rudimentary at best.”

OpenIAM product suite provides an entire IAM stack and is a compelling option for SMB as well as large enterprises. It has been built from scratch up without any legacy dependencies, leveraging well established design methodologies provided by frameworks such as Spring Framework, Hibernate, CXF, Groovy, BlazeDS, Drools, Quartz, Jasper, Spring MVC, Flex, JBoss. It has intuitive, integrated user interface for easy administration, as well as an extensive Web Services integration API.

  • OpenIAM Identity Manager provides Provisioning, Password Management, Password Synchronization, Self Service, Reconciliation, Attestation, Delegated Admin (Coarse Grained) and Reporting.
  • OpenIAM Access Manager features Authentication with Multifactor, XACML, Web Access Control with RBAC – Coarse and Fine Grained, Centralized Policy Management, SOA Security, Delegated Admin (Fine Grained).

OpenIAM Identity and Access Management solutions have already been implemented by several local Governments, Systems Integrators and in Healthcare.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About OpenIAM LLC

OpenIAM is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management solution based on a professional open source model. Its benefits include:

  • Improved security throughout the enterprise and with trading partners
  • Reduced operational costs
  • Improved end user productivity
  • Facilitating compliance with regulatory mandates
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