OpenIAM Named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Leading Analyst Firm

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OpenIAM LLC has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2010” report by Gartner, Inc.. Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor report” are innovative, impactful and intriguing.

Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2010

OpenIAM LLC has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management, 2010” report by Gartner, Inc., authors Roy Wagner, Greg Young, Lawrence Orans, Greg Kreizman, Ant Allan, dated April 14, 2010. The Gartner Report selected vendors committed not only to real technological and process innovation but also their effort to reduce complexity and cost of implementing IAM solutions in heterogeneous computing environments.

According to Gartner, “OpenIAM has created an integrated suite of provisioning, access management and federation components, offered in professional open-source and enterprise licensing models. Components use a common enterprise service bus for integration. OpenIAM’s Identity Manager product provides core capabilities found in other commercial products, such as self-service, password management and audit, and it includes SPML-based connectors to many commonly used targets. The company’s Access Management product provides support for password- and certificate-based authentication, coarse and fine-grained authorization, XACML 2.0 support and SAML identity provider and service provider federation support, and includes a security token service. OpenIAM has been fortunate to receive support from early government and system integrator customers, who have been pushing and funding OpenIAM to expand its capabilities. OpenIAM offers a very attractive support and pricing model. “

“The Gartner report outlines the challenges that budget-strapped enterprises face in using IAM to improve operational efficiency and security, and audit needs. It also points out the high costs and delays in commercial IAM deployments, especially for user provisioning and access management, and integration and software costs,” said Ameet Shah, Vice President for Marketing at OpenIAM. “OpenIAM’s subscription based pricing provides an affordable option compared with per user pricing prevalent in the industry. Our service based loosely coupled architecture allows for easy integration at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. ”

The Gartner Cool Vendor report adds, “Most commercial IAM suites have been pieced together through acquisition. Poor integration between components is the natural result, and much remains to be done despite vendors’ efforts to improve inter component integration and bring consistency to component administration. Enterprises — and particularly SMBs and local governments — have also faced difficulties in justifying the costs of IAM software, and some have turned to open source software as a result. Until now, enterprises interested in adopting open-source IAM components have needed to piece together functional components, and offerings in provisioning have been rudimentary at best.”

OpenIAM product suite provides an entire IAM stack and is a compelling option for SMB as well as large enterprises. It has been built from scratch up without any legacy dependencies, leveraging well established design methodologies provided by frameworks such as Spring Framework, Hibernate, CXF, Groovy, BlazeDS, Drools, Quartz, Jasper, Spring MVC, Flex, JBoss. It has intuitive, integrated user interface for easy administration, as well as an extensive Web Services integration API.

  •     OpenIAM Identity Manager provides Provisioning, Password Management, Password Synchronization, Self Service, Reconciliation, Attestation, Delegated Admin (Coarse Grained) and Reporting.
  •     OpenIAM Access Manager features Authentication with Multifactor, XACML, Web Access Control with RBAC – Coarse and Fine Grained, Centralized Policy Management, SOA Security, Delegated Admin (Fine Grained).

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About OpenIAM LLC

OpenIAM is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management solution based on a professional open source model. Its benefits include:

  •     Improved security throughout the enterprise and with trading partners
  •     Reduced operational costs
  •     Improved end user productivity
  •     Facilitating compliance with regulatory mandates

For more information visit or email sales(at)openiam(dot)com


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