Oxford Computer Group Partners with protected-networks for Advanced Access Rights Analysis and Audit

The collaboration aims to jointly address the growing complexities around information security and ‘insider threat’ with a unique approach to IAM. Rigorous monitoring of user-activities, reporting and access strictly on a ‘need to know’ basis – are some of the key elements to this approach – rendering it especially useful for IT decision-makers and identity management. Organizations storing critical data on SharePoint, Exchange, File Servers and Active Directory can now use this audit to streamline compliance and internal data security.

29th May 2013, London: The UK’s leading Identity and Access Management solutions provider, Oxford Computer Group (OCG), has joined forces with protected-networks, provider of exclusive IAM solution, 8MAN. Together, the companies plan to provide advanced audit capabilities for organizations grappling with access rights management amid growing data and constantly changing permissions structures. OCG and protected-networks.com will jointly showcase their solutions at the upcoming IDM event in London on 19th of June 2013.

For many companies, understanding who has access to what information and whether that access is appropriate to the user’s role – and being able to prove it – is fast becoming the main priority. Driven by an ever-increasing list of regulations, risk of fraud and un-authorized access to sensitive information, it is easy to see why access governance is getting board level attention. More often than not, the traditional tools available in the market are time-consuming, costly and complex in nature.

protected-networks’ 8MAN addresses this very limitation in the prevalent tools. It gives security professionals a very detailed and accurate overview of access rights in a highly visual way – effectively curtailing internal data breaches. 8MAN’s simple user-interface can be easily understood and used by non-technical users as well, thus empowering the data owners.

“8MAN allows clients to quickly see at a granular level, an audit of who has access to what and provides a great insight into the current state of Active Directory,” said Neil Coughlan, OCG UK Managing Director. “It complements our existing work in this area and gives additional visibility for Active Directory group structures, NTFS permissions and SharePoint, right down to the individual user level. This provides a quick and simple overview of current access rights structures enabling you to plan and mitigate security risks.”

OCG, the Microsoft Partner of the Year for 2013 in Identity and Access, has a long history in identity and access and has worked with many customers to meet their regulatory compliance requirements by analysing who has access to what systems and by implementing solutions to manage user access rights.

“We are excited to be working with OCG UK. They are an established player in the identity and access management space with in-depth understanding of the data security market. Our solution combined with their proven expertise creates a win-win situation for everyone, especially for our customers who can benefit from the unique strengths of 8MAN and OCG’s expertise,” said Stephan Brack, CEO of protected-networks.

For a further conversation of how 8MAN and OCG can solve your identity management and access needs, come by their stand at the Identity Management Conference at Hotel Russell, London, on June 19th.

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