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Save Money, Add Flexibility and Provide More Accessibility to Your Portal

Evolving an enterprise portal and keeping it secure is a thorny issue for most companies. Your portal may work smoothly and securely, just as it was designed, but changes are inevitable. If the business demands that you provide access to other constituents-vendors, partners, customers, citizens--or if the sensitive nature of a new application requires defining more fine-grained policy over who gets access to what resources, the technology has to be able to quickly adapt to your changing business requirements. Managing these changes can be highly complex and extremely expensive. How can you enhance your portal without spending too much?

The value of your portal lies in delivering a rich and secure experience across multiple applications. The more information you provide, the more valuable your portal becomes to stakeholders across your organization. Unfortunately, integrating all these applications securely has a high price, involving complex deployments and costly services. In fact, enterprises routinely spend 50% of their deployment budgets on integration services for a solution that can be difficult to extend.

Solving the Challenge of Identity Integration through Virtualization

The problem is particularly acute when it comes to evolving the security layer for Web Access Management (WAM) solutions, such as SiteMinder. While SiteMinder does a great job managing and controlling access, it's not designed for integrating identities or pulling attributes from multiple sources to provide rich "security contexts" to its policy server. SiteMinder is only as effective as the information you give it. As you ask SiteMinder to do more-from single sign on (SSO) to finer-grained authorization and even profile management-you have to provide it with an increasingly robust set of identities and attributes that come from scattered, disparate data sources. But such a task is expensive-and the costs rise along with your needs and goals.

The traditional solution to such integration challenges involves expensive and inflexible hard-coding. But there's a better way to integrate. Virtualization is used throughout the IT stack, and identity virtualization provides a flexible infrastructure that delivers a global view of all your identities. Whether you've acquired a new company, want to extend your portal to new populations, or you're just adding new functionality, identity virtualization makes it quick and easy to add new data sources whenever you need-without paying for brittle one-off integrations.

Here are three ways that companies are using identity virtualization to get more from their existing Siteminder deployment.


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