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Achieving Organizational Compliance: The Emerging Role of Identity Audit Software

Published: 15 November 2006

ID: G00203242

Analyst(s): Lori Robinson, Trent Henry


Identity audit (IdA) solutions complement existing identity management (IdM) solutions and strive to bring stronger identity reporting and analysis to the regulatory compliance process. In this report, Analysts Lori Rowland and Trent Henry consider the intersection of compliance and identity, and detail the strengths and limitations of IdA tools.

Table Of Contents



  • IdA Architecture
    • Audit Modules Based on IdM Solutions
    • Centralized Audit and Logging
    • Integrated IdA
    • ERP Enhancements
    • Stand-Alone IdA
    • Third-Party Value-Add Components
  • IdA Features
  • Compliance Effects
  • Market Impact
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Dynamics
  • Customer and Auditor Perspectives
  • Recommendations

The Details

  • The Compliance Landscape
  • Roles for Identity in Enterprise Control
  • IdA Products
    • Beta Systems Software
    • BMC Software
    • CA
    • Courion
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • IBM
    • M-Tech Information Technology
    • Novell
    • Oracle
    • RSA, the Security Division of EMC
    • Sun Microsystems
    • Völcker Informatik
    • ERP Enhancements
    • Stand-Alone IdA
    • Third-Party Add-On Components



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