Date Added: Jun 2010
Today's extended enterprises face the challenge of providing anytime, anywhere access to business-critical applications and resources - not just to employees but to customers, partners, and suppliers. Many of these resources are available via web-based applications or network applications accessed through a virtual private network. The task of managing which users can access which resources, both for security purposes and compliance requirements necessitating documentation of access privileges and actual usage is often costly and time consuming. This challenge has become even greater in recent years for organizations moving to cloud-based software solutions, which can be deployed more quickly than premises-based solutions.