Identity Engines Delivers Platform for Network ID Management
Identity Engines on Monday introduced an enterprise-grade platform designed
to deliver highly reliable, centrally-managed network identity management services.
The new Identity Engines Ignition appliance enables enterprises to implement
centralized security policies despite the increasing complexity brought on by
numerous identity stores, complex network design and constantly changing organizational
structures, the company says.
Enterprises are increasingly demanding, and being legislated to ensure that
only authorized users are granted access to their network and that users' activities
are consistent with their roles in the organization. Consequently, a heavy burden
has been placed on corporate IT departments to implement these corporate goals
and emerging regulatory requirements, IE says. This burden, combined with the
forces of the fading enterprise perimeter, growing user populations, and the
ever-increasing complexity of identity stores and networks, has created a significant
challenge for IT administrators.
"With the increase in network complexity and the growing number of security
concerns, network-based identity management is now a 'gotta have' in large organizations,"
says Jon Oltsik, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "In spite
of this requirement, most identity management solutions focus on securing applications,
leaving the network extremely exposed. Ignition complements application protection,
significantly improving overall enterprise security, and ensures that confidential
information access is restricted to the right people."
Identity Engines created the Ignition appliance for comprehensive network identity
management by simplifying how IT administrators secure networks. The hardened
appliance is designed for quick and seamless deployment into enterprise IT infrastructures
through its support for widely supported protocols such as RADIUS and 802.1x,
the company claims. Ignition integrates with common identity stores such as
Microsoft's Active Directory as well as popular LDAP directories from enterprise
vendors such as Sun Microsystems and Novell.
The Ignition Model 3000E appliance is available now with an entry-level price
of $15,000. For more information, visit Id