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Vendor Report: IBM’s IAM and GRC offerings

IBM is amongst the vendors which have entered the IAM market early. Right now, IBM can deliver in most areas of the IAM market, with only few missing elements in their overall portfolio. In the GRC market, the current focus of IBM is more towards SIEM-related GRC issues and log analysis,…


There are many facets of Privileged Account Management

The PAM/PIM/PUM (Privileged Account/Identity/User Management; I prefer PAM) market is one of the boom markets in IT. I've blogged about that recently (here and here). And I've talked with many vendors in that market segment about what they are currently delivering and about what they have in…


Innovations in the world of LDAP

I've recently been to Sun's directory labs in the the beautiful city of Grenoble, France to talk about what Sun has in store with their two directory servers: DSEE and OpenDS. I've used many predecessors of DSEE (starting with the good old Netscape Directory Server) on several projects over…


Wer war Root? Was Sie über Privileged Account Management (PAM) wissen sollten

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Privileged Account Management

Over the course of the last few months, PAM (Privileged Account Management), also called PIM (Privileged Identity Management) or PUM (Privileged User Management) became increasingly popular. The main driving force behind this increase in popularity are the auditors, which more frequently…


Fraud Prevention and Multi-factor Authentication

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The need for a holistic approach to IAM, GRC, DLP, PAM, and IRM

IT is very well-known for first its ability to create three-letter acronyms and second the mix-up of different marketing terms, leading to overlapping and sometimes pretty unclear market segments. Besides, many vendors try to convince people that their (and only their) solution is sort of…

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