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IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business v.6.0

Published: 26 March 2007

ID: G00203306

Analyst(s): Mark Diodati


In this Product Profile document, Identity and Privacy Strategies Analyst Mark Diodati examines the strengths and weaknesses of IBM's web access management product, Tivoli Access Manager for e-business (TAMeb) v.6.0. In addition, Diodati examines the relationship of TAMeb with other IBM identity management (IdM) products.

Table Of Contents


  • Performance
  • Proxy-Based Architecture
  • Architectural Complexity
  • Basement-to-Roof Security
  • WAM-Based Mainframe SSO Done Right
  • Finer-Grained Authorization and XACML
  • IAP and Self-Service
  • Consumer Authentication
  • Command Line Interface
  • Bottom-Line Assessment

The Details

  • Management Features
    • Policy Administration Point
    • Identity Administration Point
    • Self-Service
    • Administrative Scoping and Delegation
    • Agent Management
  • Policy
    • XACML Support
    • Troubleshooting
    • External Policy Servers
  • Pricing
  • Architecture
  • Enterprise SSO (eSSO) Integration
  • Repository Integration
  • Security
    • Session Ticket
    • Inter-Component Communication
    • Policy Store at Rest
  • Performance, Availability, and Scalability
    • Caching
    • Load Balancing and Failover
    • Clustering
  • Extensibility
  • Authentication
  • Federation
  • Target Platforms
    • Mainframe Applications
    • Java EE Application Servers
    • Microsoft Applications
    • Proxy Servers
    • Web Services Security
  • Auditing and Reporting
  • Roadmap


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