BMC SOFTWARE AND SECURANT TECHNOLOGIES FORM STRATEGIC BUSINESS ALLIANCE Monday 11 June 2001 PDF Print Integration of ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA Centralises Provisioning and Access Control for Web Resources BMC Software Inc. (NYSE: BMC), the leading provider of enterprise management, and Securant Technologies, the company that secures e-business, today announced a strategic business alliance to jointly develop, market and sell an integrated solution for provisioning and managing user access to Web-based applications. The companies will ensure seamless interoperability between BMC Software's CONTROL-SA security management suite and Securant's award-winning ClearTrust SecureControl access management system to synchronise user and security management, reduce administration costs, and prevent unauthorised access to applications. This alliance was fuelled by strong user demand for integration between ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA. The integration between ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA will be completed in Q3 2001. Under the terms of the alliance, BMC Software and Securant will conduct joint product integration, marketing and sales of ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA solutions. In addition, BMC Software and Securant will participate in joint marketing and trade show activities. "Managing the constantly expanding base of internal and external users who need access to sensitive applications, especially in business-to-business environments, is creating administration burdens beyond the resources of even the largest IS departments," said Igal Sapir, vice president of marketing operations for Enterprise Security Management Solutions, BMC Software. "Through the integration of CONTROL-SA and ClearTrust SecureControl, we are providing enterprises with an automated solution for centrally managing access permissions and protecting all e-business applications regardless of platform." Specifically, this integration will enable user profiles and access rights managed with CONTROL-SA to be linked to ClearTrust SecureControl, which provides a rules-based access management infrastructure that automates authentication, authorisation, and single sign-on to Web-based applications, content and transactions. Together, ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA will provide a centralised and auditable point of control for managing access permissions to e-business resources for both internal and external users. CONTROL-SA provides IT organisations with tight control over diverse IT security environments with out-of-the-box support for more than 50 security systems and applications. The products achieve effective comprehensive, enterprise-wide security management from a central point of control with tight integration to LDAP based directories. "An integrated approach to user management and security management is an absolute requirement for maintaining seamless access and securing e-business applications," said Eric Olden, chief technology officer, Securant Technologies. "The combination of ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA creates a unified solution that will address the demand for enterprise-wide user management, authentication and authorisation." ClearTrust SecureControl and CONTROL-SA provide a comprehensive set of security services including: · Centralised administration of user access rights for all Web and non-Web information resources, regardless of platform · Self-registration and provisioning of access permissions for internal and external users · Enterprise-wide password management, including password synchronisation and self-initiated password reset to dramatically reduce help-desk cost · Integrated user authentication, authorisation, and single sign-on for controlling access to all applications within a company, and across multiple Web domains · Smart Rules-based authorisation that allows customers to use natural language business rules to centralise, automatically assign and dynamically adjust access permissions based on a user's profile (role, account balance, subscription level, etc.) · Fraud/threat detection that monitors a user's behavior within an application and can take countermeasures to proactively prevent application misuse and fraud About BMC Software BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE:BMC], is the leading provider of enterprise management solutions that assure business availability - maintaining and optimising business-critical systems with automated infrastructure management and unique service management capabilities. BMC Software is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2001 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and offices worldwide. For more information, please visit BMC Software's Web site at http://www.bmc.com About Securant Technologies Securant Technologies, the company that secures e-business, is a leading provider of Internet security software for managing user access to Web-based resources including applications, content, and transactions. The company's flagship product, ClearTrust SecureControl, uses natural language business rules to centralise, unify, and automate every facet of access management including user authentication, authorisation, access control, single sign-on, delegated administration, application-level threat detection, policy assessment, and auditing. Securant customers include ABNAmro, Caterpillar, Chase Hambrecht & Quist, Experian, Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scientific Atlanta and Thomson Financial. The company's partners include BEA Systems, Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, Compaq, Deloitte & Touche LLP, EDS, Epicentric, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, iPlanet, Microsoft, nCipher, Novell, Oracle, PWC, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, Tibco Software and VeriSign. Securant is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. To contact, call 001 415 764 4900, visit http://www.securant.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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