user management and provisioning


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user management and provisioning

Establishing a user's rights to information within an organization. The management part deals with adding user names and passwords to electronic directories along with the assignment of rights to data and network resources (files, databases, printers, Internet, etc.). Maintenance includes updating the directories when employees change their job classifications or departments or leave the company. The provisioning deals with planning, setting up and configuring the hardware, software and networks that actually deliver access to the data and network resources for the users. User management and provisioning is also called "identity management." See provision.
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The market is crying out for user management and provisioning capabilities that can quickly tackle the most pressing identity and rights management issues within at-risk business systems, while also having the scope to extend those capabilities to enforce policies in an ever more rigorous way," says Richard Moulds, vice president of Marketing at nCipher.
3 is available immediately and contains a number of powerful enhancements that bring user management and provisioning within reach for organizations facing these emerging security challenges.
Abridean provides user management and provisioning software for Global 2000 and mid-market enterprises, as well as service providers that host enterprise software.