KuppingerCole names Courion a ‘leader’ in identity and access management

Prominent analyst firm cites company’s ‘very strong product offering…covering major areas of IAM today’

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., October 16, 2012 — Courion Corporation, the leader in risk-driven identity and access management (IAM), was named a leader in product, innovation and overall strength in the “KuppingerCole Leadership Compass” on identity provisioning released today.

The report is authored by Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at KuppingerCole, a leading global analyst company for identity-focused information security. The survey evaluated 22 products in the identity provisioning space.

“Overall, Courion has a very strong product offering with a broad feature set covering major areas of IAM today,” states the report. “Classical provisioning capabilities are strong, with a significant number of connectors also covering the more complex target platforms. Courion also provides exceptionally strong integration with other elements of IT infrastructure like SIEM platforms, etc.”

A strategic view

Provisioning is a critical component of a strategy to ensure the right people have the right access to the right resources and are doing the right things with this access.

“Automating user provisioning is essential to business operations and audit compliance,” said Kurt Johnson, vice president of strategy and corporate development at Courion. “It’s the foundation of a comprehensive risk-driven IAM strategy that gives you a better way of managing your operations, security and risks.”

Courion’s Access Risk Management Suite is a single platform for managing user access to vital information by automating and integrating key IAM functions such as identity and access governance, user provisioning and password management. The suite is available for on-premise deployment or software as a service (SaaS) delivery model called CourionLive™. Courion also offers Access Insight™, the industry’s premier access intelligence solution designed to identify and quantify risks to vital information such as intellectual property, personally identifiable information and sensitive data.

To see the full report, visit: http://info.courion.com/KuppingerLeadershipCompassProvisioningOct2012.html

About Courion

Courion Corporation delivers software solutions that effectively and securely manage access risk. More than fourteen million users across more than 500 organizations rely on Courion’s access risk management technology to align user access privileges with corporate and regulatory governance policies, identify where access risk exists and settle risks as necessary in real time. Courion’s cloud and on-premise solutions provide a full range of identity and access management functionality so that organizations can enhance security, demonstrate compliance and achieve quick time-to-value. For more information about Westborough, Mass.-based Courion, visit Courion’s website or check out our blog.

To read this release online, go to: http://www.courion.com/company/press_room.html?id=1298

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