Policy Director is a rules-based information and application access control package for electronic business. Version 3.8 will include a new browser-based management tool for administering user and group accounts and policies.
The system will also allow user administration delegation, providing business partners with the access rights to administer accounts for their employees. Policy Director 3.8 also will include single sign-on enrolment for e-communities.
The new version of the application, which already interoperates with products from IBM and Lotus, will also include secure sockets layer (SSL) programming interfaces, Extensible Markup Language (XML) support for security incident reporting and architecture enhancements which allow for greater scalability.
Tivoli Policy Director 3.8 will be available worldwide on 28 Sept.