CA Identity Manager, launched last week, could help companies securely manage IT user identities. The product was developed using technology from CA's recent acquisition of Netegrity.
The product aims to unify identity management throughout the enterprise and streamline and simplify the administration of internal and external users and their IT entitlements.
Chris Christiansen, vice-president for analyst firm IDC's security products and services group, said, "Best practice IT governance and compliance requires disciplined policy definition, reliable policy enforcement, and credible compliance documentation."
Toby Weiss, senior vice-president and general manager of CA's security management business unit, said, "Organisations are finding it difficult to simultaneously meet the needs of the business, ensure information security, comply with data privacy regulations, and keep costs down."
CA Identity Manager is designed to improve compliance and security by automating identity management processes.