NetVision Unveils Industry's First Managed Service for Identity & Access Audit

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Managed service offering enables cost savings and simplified audit of access rights.

is remove the obstacles and pre-requisites to establishing an effective best-practice audit.

NetVision, the pioneer in identity & access monitoring and reporting, today announced the availability of SIMON, its new managed service offering.

SIMON delivers efficient and effortless access to critical security audit information while reducing the financial and other costs associated with traditional software ownership. Driven by security and compliance requirements, transparency of user accounts, permissions, administrative changes, and user activity has become an essential part of managing risk. SIMON enables that transparency.

Traditional software-based solutions require time, effort, expense, and expertise that are often in short supply. And as audit requirements, infrastructure, and policies change, it can be challenging to adapt solutions in a timely way to meet those ever changing demands. A managed service model enables immediate response without the investment of time or resources.

SIMON is built on a platform that has been refined over the past decade merging proven technology with unparalleled expertise. It combines the ability to filter for relevant results with real-time monitoring, from-the-source data collection, and a powerful reporting engine. SIMON extracts and aggregates information from core network directories and file systems by monitoring user accounts, access rights, administrative changes, and user activity. The result is a flexible, hassle-free platform that delivers the exact answers you want.

"What we've done" explains NetVision CEO, David Rowe, "is remove the obstacles and pre-requisites to establishing an effective best-practice audit." The SIMON service includes all required hardware, software, installation, configuration, and maintenance. In addition, SIMON delivers years of knowledge and best-practices in the form of pre-configured templates, policies, and reports.

With SIMON, NetVision continues to provide value around core network operating system directories and related file systems from Microsoft™ and Novell™. NetVision's Matt Flynn adds "These platforms are the launch pad into the network. They provide initial authentication, file and print services, and are often used to grant access to applications across the network such as web portals, VPNs, and identity & access management systems."

"Our goal", according to Flynn, "was to create a solution that behaves like a member of the team. If some high risk activity takes place, SIMON will be watching and will let you know." SIMON's ability to translate technical jargon into non-technical reporting creates actionable intelligence for personnel across the organization. NetVision customer Steven Piubeni, Assistant VP, Information Systems at United Bank, confirms that at his bank, "NetVision actually eliminated the need to hire another employee."

SIMON is delivered as a network appliance, pre-configured with best-practice policies and reports enabling immediate realization of value. Also included are environment-specific configuration, on-going updates, platform system patches, and complete system management. Subscriptions start at $13 per user per year and volume discounts are available. Initial first year investment typically starts around $10,000.

NetVision continues to offer do-it-yourself options for scenarios where non-managed solutions are preferred.

For more information, visit The NetVision Website or call 877-828-9180.

About NetVision:
Founded in 1995, NetVision is a pioneer in identity & access monitoring and reporting. NetVision provides periodic assessment and real-time monitoring capabilities with superior event filtering and from-the-source data collection. NetVision is focused on providing relevant answers to critical identity & access questions across platforms on core network directories and file systems.

Matt Flynn
NetVision Inc.
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