Tivoli Access Manager 6.0 targets business compliance

IBM will release a new version of its Tivoli Access Manager designed to generate compliance reports.

A new version of IBM's Tivoli Access Manager software, will simplify the job of keeping track of who has access to what applications in your enterprise, according to IBM.

Access Manager 6.0 will include new auditing features that can store data about which applications employees can access and then generate compliance reports from this data.

Access Manager was designed to simplify the process of logging users on to a variety of enterprise applications and the software works with "hundreds" of such applications, said Steven Adler, program director of data governance solutions with IBM's Security Strategy group. "Now what a lot of customers are telling us is we don't want to synchronize access control, we want to synchronize audit records as well," he said.

The software will make it easier for companies to meet regulations with heavy audit requirements like Sarbanes-Oxley, and is designed to reduce the amount of time harried security professionals spend generating reports, Adler said. "The CISO is still spending 25 to 30 percent of his time reporting," he said.

Pricing information was not immediately available from IBM spokespeople.

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