IBM plans to ship a new version of its Tivoli Identity Manager software designed for small to medium-sized businesses. Tivoli Identity Manager Express will be a slimmed-down version of the product that can be used by a maximum of 5000 users, said Joe Anthony, a Tivoli program director with IBM.
Identity Manager is typically used by very large companies to manage user names and passwords and audit user activity. The Express version will have fewer customization features than its enterprise counterpart, but it will be easier to install and manage, Anthony said. "It's a single DVD. It installs on a single server in less than two hours."
The software will come with five pre-configured templates to help administrators manage accounts and permissions for administrators, managers and other types of users. Identity Manager Express shipped last month and is priced at $US24 per user.