Diamelle Technologies Releases the First Open Source Identity and Access Management Suite with Service Oriented Architecture

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Diamelle, a leading provider of enterprise identity and access management (IAM), solutions announces the availability of a comprehensive IAM under an open source license. The solution offers Single sign on, role based access control, multi-factor authentication, password management, self-service, audit and compliance in an integrated web based system.

Diamelle Technologies, (http://www.diamelle.com) a leading provider of enterprise identity and access management (IAM) solutions, announces the availability of a comprehensive IAM under an open source license. Built from the ground up to create a fully integrated solution, the Diamelle IAM helps enterprises improve security, reduce administration cost, improve end user productivity and comply with regulatory mandates.

IAM solutions have been an important part of the IT infrastructure at large enterprises which have significant financial and human resources. However, the long expensive deployment cycles and the specialized technical skills required to maintain the infrastructure have made it difficult for mid sized enterprises to embrace these solutions.

The Diamelle IAM solution addresses these challenges through simplified deployment processes on a standards based platform, a user friendly web based interface, and out of the box integration with popular platforms such as Active Directory, J2EE applications Server, and MS Exchange. In addition to the connectors, Diamelle IAM is available for download in a pre-configured stack that includes SOA components such as an Enterprise Service Bus, BPEL Process Engine, Scheduler and Rules Engine on a J2EE application server. Deployment cycles with this solution will usually be between two to four weeks instead of the multi-month or multi-year cycles associated with IAM projects.

“The availability of a full featured Identity and Access Management suite under an open source license brings enterprise security technology within the reach of many mid size organizations and demonstrates Diamelle’s commitment to the open source community,” said Ameet Shah, Director of Business Development. “With identity theft and related activities on the rise, it is imperative for corporations to protect their assets. IAM, deployed on the Diamelle SOA stack, is a cost effective platform to build a secure IT enterprise for the future.”

The Diamelle IAM solution has been designed to encourage integration with external services and embedding into applications. ISVs, Systems Integrators and Corporate application developers, who have previously needed to develop their own security models, will now be able to cost effectively leverage a full featured commercial solution that is available under an open source model. A fined grained web services based API which is WS-I compliant, allows applications built with a variety of technologies such as Java and .NET to adapt the IAM with equal ease. Similarly, integration into J2EE application servers through the J2EE plugins, allows companies to leverage J2EE security. The system supports LDAP and RDBMS as identity repositories. To encourage the creation of an open source IAM community, Diamelle will also maintain a repository of standards based connectors.

Organizations need authentication and authorization across multiple applications and platforms. Without a coherent IAM framework, users are faced with multiple applications -- each with its own authentication needs and user repositories with multiple logins and passwords. Developers spend time creating their own security frameworks.

Diamelle's IAM solution is a compelling option as it utilizes a consistent, efficient, secure and cost effective approach to provide authentication, fine-grained role based access control, audit, user self service, password and policy management and user provisioning across the enterprise.

Applications need user accounts to be set up and productivity decreases as users struggle with multiple identities. Calls to support and help desk increase and raises the cost of operating systems. With Single Sign-On using Diamelle IAM, users can login once, and roam freely across secured domains without being challenged again. By alleviating the need to authenticate repeatedly and not having to remember the slew of passwords necessary to access each system, end users can focus on their jobs and not how to get into a system and manage password. Unlike most competing products, Diamelle IAM is not cookie based and is able to Single Sign On across multiple domains.

Password management is an issue that arises from users having to maintain multiple ids and passwords and it plagues companies of all sizes. According to research firms, IDC and Gartner, each password reset requests typically cost a company between $20 and $50. The Diamelle IAM solution virtually eliminates this cost through the use of its web based self service application that allows end-users to change or reset their own passwords when they forget them. The system then allows you to synchronize these passwords across systems.

The Diamelle IAM solution's automated provisioning reduces the burden on IT staff to manually create accounts and allow companies to improve end user efficiency through zero day starts so the new employees and employees in new job functions are give access to the right systems at the right time. Similarly, these rights are taken away when an employee leaves a position or firm. This prevents disgruntled ex-employees from abusing the corporate resources.

Diamelle IAM’s role based access control allows fine grained control over the resources that users are allowed to access and the level of their privileges. It is no longer enough to control who gets into corporate systems. What they are allowed to do, once inside them, is just as critical. In addition, corporations are increasingly under pressure to comply with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, KYC, and Gramm-Leach-Billey.

FFIEC has recommended that financial institutions move to stronger authentication. However, hard tokens, which may cost $65 each, are expensive and beyond the reach of many mid sized organizations. Diamelle offers soft tokens costing as little as $5 per user to augment the Diamelle IAM offering. The application is easily distributed to its audience using the self service module in the Diamelle Authentication Server and downloaded into a PC, PDA, or a mobile phone.

Built upon the Java EE platform utilizing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the Diamelle IAM is ideally suited to meet the needs of companies that are transitioning towards SOA. . These companies need to control access to services and enforce corporate policies. Diamelle IAM can be deployed into the infrastructure of an SOA so that Identity Services are available to all applications and services. The identity infrastructure can be configured to enforce policies across the infrastructure.

Diamelle Technologies has been one of the early movers to SOA. Diamelle IAM is the first comprehensive security product to be released under an open source license and brings affordable application security to the mid market. Diamelle Technologies offers fee based support as well as professional services to ensure success of Diamelle IAM implementations.

About Diamelle Technologies

Diamelle Technologies has been building robust enterprise solutions for some of the largest corporations on the planet, from Wall Street trading floors to entertainment and manufacturing industry giants since 1982. It specializes in Java EE systems utilizing a Service Oriented Architecture featuring Identity and Access Management. Headquartered in New York, with a development center in Mumbai, Diamelle is uniquely positioned to deliver robust, transactional, distributed Enterprise systems at an affordable cost.

Web: http://www.diamelle.com
Contact: Ameet Shah

Company: Diamelle Technologies

Phone: 914-739-4386 x 113


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