Press Release
16 Dec 2020

Micro Focus First to Deliver Centralized Security Management with NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator


New Solution Streamlines Security and Configuration Policy into Unified Authorization and Authentication Creating Operational Efficiencies and Strengthening Cyber Resilience

SANTA CLARA, CA – Dec. 16, 2020Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the release of NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator (UPA), a first-to-market policy platform for administrators to consolidate and centralize security policies while also delivering consistent controls across the infrastructure. As a web-based console, UPA creates operational efficiencies, improves overall security posture and facilitates and supports the organization’s journey through digital transformation while becoming more cyber resilient.

“Historically organizations faced the challenges of having to rely on siloed and disparate approaches for managing security and configuration policies. Now organizations must also navigate a rapidly shifting operational environment as a result of unforeseen adverse conditions,” said Nick Nikols, VP of Strategy and NetIQ Solutions at Micro Focus. “By utilizing NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator, organizations are equipping their IT security administrators with a centralized policy management solution that orchestrates policies across disparate resources enabling their security posture to intelligently adapt to a constantly evolving threat landscape.”

The new Micro Focus NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator solution offers a unique combination of features to address the key challenges organizations face due to a lack of consistent and managed security policies, processes and awareness:

  • Policy Consolidation: Improve ROI by centrally managing existing investments by extending privilege, delegation, and policy management toolsets to all managed resources.
  • Device Management: Increase efficiency by centralizing resources within a single pane of glass and a single identity. All policy administrators are able to continue managing specific devices without having to relinquish policy management.
  • Compliance Requirements: Reduce risk by implementing consistent security controls and auditing capabilities across the entire environment.  

“Universal Policy Administrator is the next-generation policy platform that security and Active Directory administrators have been requesting for many years.  UPA, a web-based console, fully supports native Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and new “universal” policies in the cloud with comprehensive reporting, auditing, and change management,” said Danny Kim, CTO at Full Armor – a Micro Focus technology partner. “UPA is built for the hybrid enterprise that needs to quickly adapt to the changing landscape of remote work, centrally manage policies across their various policy silos, and secure the proliferation of devices in the cloud.”

In the face of unprecedented global challenges and the rise of cybercrime, organizations are recognizing the need to establish more resilient operations with the agility, structure, and growth-centric focus to not only weather adverse conditions but also drive sustained business performance. Micro Focus NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator enables organizations to intelligently adapt to today’s threats and is just one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers strengthen their cyber resilience.

More Information 
Micro Focus NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator joins the growing portfolio of Identity and Access Management solutions offered by Micro Focus and is available today to customers worldwide.

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About Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower our 40,000 customers worldwide to digitally transform. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, the company enables customers to address the four core pillars of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOpsHybrid IT ManagementPredictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance. By design, these tools bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies so customers can run and transform at the same time.

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