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Report: IBM Tivoli in Gartner’s Leader Quadrant for User Provisioning

September 6, 2007

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM in the Leader Quadrant of its latest Magic Quadrant for user provisioning (1).

User provisioning is a subset of identity management that addresses an enterprise’s need to create, modify, disable and delete user accounts and entitlements across a heterogeneous IT system infrastructure, including operating systems, databases, directories, business applications and security systems.

IBM is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant update for the second half of 2007 based in part on a measurement of product capability, market performance, customer experience and overall vision, according to Gartner.

“While IBM provides the industry’s strongest identity and access management solutions, with software such as Tivoli Identity Manager and Tivoli Access Manager, customers are finding even greater value in IBM security management software as we continue to expand and integrate the industry’s broadest portfolio,” said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli Software. “IBM’s growth in security management is driven by customer needs for IT governance and risk management solutions and well-integrated software that spans automated identity and access management, security information and event management, and security audit and compliance.”

IBM Tivoli’s user provisioning capabilities coupled with its infrastructure provisioning capabilities that automate the deployment of software, servers, storage and network resources, enable customers to effectively configure, secure and optimize their complex IT environments in response to business demands.

IBM’s Tivoli security software helps prevent unauthorized access and potential misuse of valuable customer, employee and business data, while helping to facilitate compliance with corporate security policy and regulatory requirements. It is part of IBM’s portfolio of service management software which automates some of the most challenging processes associated with managing a complex IT environment such as managing storage devices and deploying new software releases and patches. Tivoli software helps customers fight rising IT costs, manage constant change and meet the demand to stay competitive.

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The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 2H07,” by Earl Perkins, Roberta J. Witty, August 23, 2007

 Contact: Lon Levitan IBM Public Relations (512) 823-0404 llevitan@us.ibm.com

SOURCE: IBM




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