SailPoint and Cloakware Partner to Strengthen Identity Controls for Privileged User Accounts



    Integrated Solution Reduces Risk of Insider Fraud, Data Breaches

    AUSTIN, Texas and VIENNA, Va., June 11 /CNW/ -- SailPoint Technologies,
the leading provider of identity risk management software, and Cloakware, the
security solutions provider that makes security inseparable from software,
today announced a technology and business partnership that will allow
enterprises to better protect their critical business applications and data
through strong management and monitoring of privileged and application-
to-application accounts.
    Many organizations fail to adequately manage privileged or
application-to- application (A2A) passwords which guard access to an
organization's most sensitive information such as customer and financial data.
Privileged passwords are typically managed using manual processes and are hard
to audit due to the anonymous nature of the accounts (in that they are not
associated with a specific user). A2A passwords tend to proliferate and are
often unmanaged. These passwords are known to developers and contractors and
are visible in plain text inside scripts, applications, and server
configuration files. Many IT groups knowingly allow A2A passwords and user IDs
to remain unchanged for months or even years, creating a security risk.
    "The increased emphasis on compliance has raised concerns about
privileged accounts to the highest levels of the organization," noted Mark
Diodati, Senior Analyst at Burton Group. "These accounts can bypass most
security controls to breach data, and remain a focal point of the insider
attack. While privileged password management products are valuable -- and
arguably essential -- for most large organizations, additional controls are
needed. These controls include holistic policy management and 360 degree
auditing."
    The solution combines SailPoint Compliance IQ and Cloakware Server
Password Manager (CSPM) to more effectively meet the requirements of
regulations such as SOX, PCI, and HIPAA and to reduce the risk of data
breaches, fraud, or loss of intellectual property. Using strong analytics and
data mining capabilities, Compliance IQ provides organizations with an
enterprise-wide view of user access privileges and the ability to apply
automated controls and policy to user access. Cloakware CSPM eliminates the
need for shared accounts by securely storing privileged user ids and passwords
in a central repository and maintaining complete control over the use of
privileged accounts by IT personnel.
    The partnership between SailPoint and Cloakware gives organizations an
out-of-the-box solution that eliminates the need to build custom integration
and speeds time-to-deployment, providing four key features:

    
     -- Access Certification and Remediation - incorporates privileged user
        accounts into Compliance IQ's automated workflow for access
        certification. A decision to revoke or modify privileged account
        access triggers a request from Compliance IQ to Cloakware Server
        Password Manager to restrict the allocation and ongoing use of that
        account by that user.
     -- Policy Checks - enables Cloakware Server Password Manager to query
        Compliance IQ to determine if granting privileged access to a user
        will violate any identity governance policies such as Separation-of-
        Duty. This capability allows organizations to implement "preventive
        compliance" by checking policies before credential changes are
        introduced into the IT environment.
     -- Privileged User Monitoring - correlates Cloakware Server Password
        Manager's comprehensive log of how workers are using privileged
        accounts with the identity data in Compliance IQ, providing a
        holistic view of how privileged access is being used across
        enterprise resources.
     -- Risk Modeling - factors the privileged account data from Cloakware
        Server Password Manager into Compliance IQ's identity risk model to
        calculate a unique identity risk score for each privileged user. The
        solution can also assign risk scores to application and system
        resources based on the number of privileged user and application-to-
        application accounts that reside on that resource.
    

    "Combining the privileged user management capabilities of Cloakware with
the identity risk management capabilities of SailPoint enables organizations
to strengthen internal controls and better protect business assets," said Mark
McClain, Chief Executive Officer of SailPoint. "Together, we provide the
visibility to identify and proactively address potential exposures that
otherwise would be difficult to detect."
    "Recent cases of data theft in large organizations around the world have
underlined the need for closed loop password and identity risk management
systems," said David Canellos, chief operating officer and president of
Cloakware. "Linking Cloakware's password management system to SailPoint's
identity risk management systems is an elegant solution to enforce individual
business policies and information technology policies. The combined solution
significantly reduces the likelihood of data breaches, fraud and the loss of
intellectual property. We are looking forward to offering this solution to our
customers around the globe."
    The integrated solution offering from SailPoint and Cloakware is
available now. The two companies are collaborating on marketing, sales, and
customer deployments.

    About Cloakware

    Cloakware, an Irdeto company, is the security solutions provider that
makes security inseparable from the software it protects. From applications
and databases in corporate data centers, to PCs and consumer devices such as
mobile phones and set-top boxes, software applications need to protect
themselves from unauthorized user access and tampering. Cloakware's patented,
layered, and compliance-driven approach to software self-protection delivers
the trusted environment that the government, enterprise and consumer markets
require. Cloakware's software security solutions protect more than one billion
shipped applications and the assets of some of the world's largest, most
recognizable and technologically advanced companies. The company is
headquartered in Vienna, VA with offices in Ottawa, Canada and the UK, and
regional sales offices throughout the US. For more information, please go to
www.cloakware.com .

    About SailPoint

    SailPoint Technologies, Inc. develops identity risk management solutions
that help organizations improve visibility and control over enterprise-wide
identity data, ultimately reducing the risks of privacy breaches, failed
audits and potential fraud or misuse of sensitive business information.
Founded in December 2005, SailPoint is based in Austin, Texas. For more
information, visit www.sailpoint.com .
    SailPoint, the SailPoint logo and all techniques are trademarks or
registered trademarks of SailPoint Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. SailPoint Compliance IQ is a trademark or a registered trademark in
the U.S. and/or other countries. Cloakware, the Cloakware logo and all
techniques are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cloakware Inc. in the
U.S. and/or other countries. All other products or services are trademarks of
their respective companies.





For further information:

For further information: Michael Parker of Lois Paul & Partners for
SailPoint, (781) 782-5714, michael_parker@lpp.com, Web Site:
http://www.sailpoint.com, http://www.cloakware.com

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