Ivanti Enhances ID Capabilities to Support GDPR Readiness (Videos)

Michael Madsen, AST Publisher, presenting Phil Richards, Chief Security Officer, Ivanti, with the 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best Identification Management Solution
Michael Madsen, AST Publisher, presenting Phil Richards, Chief Security Officer, Ivanti, with the 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award for Best Identification Management Solution

Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, and the Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Identification Management Solution in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has introduced advanced reporting and analytics for Ivanti Identity Director, powered by RES, through integration with Ivanti Xtraction.

This latest Xtraction connector strengthens organizations’ visibility and governance around identity management and access policies and provides an attribute-based approach to identity and access with automated provisioning, workflows and self-service.

Ivanti Xtraction offers real-time dashboard reporting and analytics, increasing IT’s visibility into their environments. 

“As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in 2018, organizations must be prepared to face strict controls around protecting sensitive data,” said Duane Newman, vice president product management and marketing, Ivanti.

Duane Newman, VP Product Management and Marketing, Ivanti
Duane Newman, VP Product Management and Marketing, Ivanti

“By integrating Ivanti Identity Director with Ivanti Xtraction, we’re giving IT teams the insights they need to be ready for access certification reviews, internal audits and other compliance initiatives.”

Through the Ivanti Identity Director and Xtraction integration, IT teams can easily report on critical information related to who has been granted access to applications, data and other resources, and create audit trails of workflows and approvals supporting those processes.

IT teams can also demonstrate compliance around removing access to key systems when someone’s role changes or when they leave the organization.

(Learn More about upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, courtesy of Ivanti and YouTube)

Xtraction offers out of the box reports and an intuitive interface for creating custom dashboards and reports instantly for Identity Director data.

IT can also gain valuable insights into the quality of the services being offered to employees, and capture trends based on requests for access to different apps and resources.

According to Gartner, “The state of the art and adoption of analytics is rapidly increasing. Mature organizations that are looking for a risk-aware approach to identity management have come to the conclusion that traditional access certification methods are inexact, labor-intensive, error-prone and insufficient to properly address inherent risks.”

“Applying analytics to help in the definition of policies to automatically grant common patterns of access is an evolution of role mining that reduces manual effort, saves time and has the potential to eliminate errors.”

(Ivanti’s Xtraction is a self-service, real-time dashboard reporting software. It consolidates data from multiple sources and tools and presents it in one place. Pre-built data connectors mean no coding, no BI gurus, and definitely no spreadsheets. Courtesy of Ivanti and YouTube)

Ivanti Identity Director will be featured in booth 110 at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit November 28-30 in Las Vegas.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.

Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.

As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:

  • Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
  • Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
  • Unprecedented urban violence
  • Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.

(Learn More, from Mr. Phil Richards, Chief Security Officer, Ivanti Software. Courtesy of American Security Today)

These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.

These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.

These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.

Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of agencies and firms receiving this prestigious award, be on the the lookout for American Security Today’s Annual December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

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From PCs to mobile devices, VDI and the data center, Ivanti discovers IT assets on-premises and in the cloud, improves IT service delivery, and reduces risk with insights and automation.