Micro Focus Delivers Adaptive Governance to Address the Deficiencies of Point-in-Time Certification and Access Review Overload

Latest Identity-focused Product Updates Reinforce Commitment of Making Identity Governance More Efficient at Managing Risk and Eliminating “Checkbox” Approvals

8 March 2018

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced new releases of its Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) Platform allowing organizations to move from point in time towards real-time adaptive governance, enabling continuous risk reduction for even the most complex environments. Other solutions that offer point-in-time decision making leaves organizations blind between certification cycles. And yet, regulatory and reporting requirements continue to intensify, while the need to be more agile increases.

With its latest releases of Identity Manager 4.7 and Identity Governance 3.0, the key components of Micro Focus’s IGA Platform, Micro Focus reinforces its commitment to ease the escalating burden of access review overload, and find new and informed ways of managing the inherent risk associated with point-in-time certification.

As reported by the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released in April 2017, “25% of breaches involved internal actors, while 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.” Clearly organizations can reduce risk by providing appropriate role-based access rights to its employees.

“Micro Focus Identity Manager and Identity Governance solutions work together as a comprehensive IGA Platform or independently to identify access entitlements and deprovision inappropriate or unused access to reduce the risk pool that bad actors can leverage should they attempt malicious activity,” said Robert MacDonald, identity solutions strategist at Micro Focus. “Traditional approaches and processes, up to now, have made review and certification of user privileges complex, cumbersome, and time consuming, creating significant constraints on the shrinking certification window.”

Through leveraging identity analytics, Micro Focus is able to help Business Managers make more informed decisions, faster, ensuring certifications have merit–thus protecting an organization’s systems, applications, files, data, and processes from unauthorized use or access. With a focus on reporting and analytics, technical administrative users will see benefits in functionality such as “what-if” analysis while end users will enjoy additional decision support metrics to help them make appropriate decisions on access requests.

“Our solution can be deployed in such a way that it can be molded to fit how the organization addresses governance,” said MacDonald. “Additionally, it can scale to levels of managing not millions, but billions of identities to address the needs of customers of all sizes.”

More Information

NetIQ Identity Manager and Identity Governance by Micro Focus are available today. For more information, visit: https://www.netiq.com/solutions/identity-access-management/.

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Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centered innovation across DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security & Data Management, and Predictive Analytics. For more information visit www.microfocus.com.