7 Key Features Of The New Dell One Identity Manager 7.0

Dell One Identity Manager 7.0

With the new Dell One Identity Manager 7.0, Dell is emphasizing affordability and ease of operation as it introduces the group of new tools, features, updates and integrations to enterprise customers hungry for unified, scalable security solutions.

Dell officially introduced the platform Tuesday. It's designed to be modular so that organizations can deploy what they need now and easily add elements as required without sacrificing productivity.

Partners say for the last couple of years, customers have been trying to balance their security and compliance needs with the ability to maintain functionality in their security platforms. The updated and enhancements in the Dell One Identity Manager 7.0 platform are being launched at the right moment, when customers are more aware than ever of the importance of security and moving more and more to cloud services.

Here are a few of the platform's key features.

Modular, Scalable

The new release's modular, scalable approach to identity and access management means organizations can use put Dell One Identity Manager 7.0 onto their existing technology and infrastructure. The platform unifies and secures user access to entitlements, external accounts, privileged accounts, data and applications, Dell says. Risk is mitigated by combining security information from multiple sources.

"Everybody's looking at security, and you see that a lot of these minor hacks have pointed down to bad password management," Michael Goldstein, president and CEO of LAN Infotech, told CRN. "Well, give us a way to manage that a little better. I think the key to success is simple integration."

Heatmaps, Dashboards And Reporting Enhancements

The platform also increases the definition and representation of heatmaps, dashboards and compliance reports, making it easier to resolve policy violations quickly and with better visibility for users and administrative staff.

New ReST Architecture

The new representational state transfer architecture facilitates the exchange of information among an organization's internal software and systems, as well as external systems, Dell says. This increases security between components and enables customers to author their own user interface for certain tasks.

"The whole identity management market is getting a whole lot of play on the enterprise side," said Ron Culler, CTO of Greensboro, N.C.-based Secure Designs. "[Enterprise customers] are getting more comfortable and open to using outside cloud services, and having something to tie it all together is pretty crucial."

Web UI Extensibility With HTML 5 Support

Dell says splitting web UI three ways – end user, governance and administrator – provides greater business agility and responsiveness regardless of device. "People have been banging their heads against the wall trying to do something like this," Culler said. "Something that addresses compliance risk as well as operational functionality."

Provisioning And Synchronization Wizard

The wizard decreases the time needed to provision new users into the network by providing easy, centralized synchronization to simplify testing and provisioning to target systems, Dell says.

"Everybody's certainly looking at security," Goldstein said, "and the key to success is simple integration."

Componentization Of Core Components

Simplifies installation and reduces the cost and complexity of upgrades. The platform, "lets you build out specific to your environment," Culler said. "It's easier to use and more on-demand."

Segregation Of Duties Definition Enhancements

The platform provides easy definition and performance enhancements to SoD rule definitions in order to reduce administrative time while maintaining a higher level of compliance.