Identity management expert taps decade of defense-industry experience to design a custom solution to meet the unique role based identity management needs for the defense organizations
FREEHOLD, N.J. and TRONDHEIM, Norway --[ASDWire]-- MaXware, the global identity management specialist, today announced a Defense Edition of the MaXware™ Identity Center, its platform-independent identity store, provisioning, workflow, password management, audit and monitoring solution. MaXware™ Identity Center Defense Edition (dMIC) helps defense organizations meet military objectives with reduced costs through a proven solution that addresses industry-specific identity management needs: the ability to grant access and update identity information in real time; capabilities for conducting defense planning and “what if” scenario planning to prepare for real-life battlefield activities; and the need for uncompromised security.
MaXware™ Identity Center Defense Edition supports interoperability among forces in the field through always-available access to identity information — ensuring information is available at the right place and time. A centralized identity view enables real-time access and visibility of all identity data in Public, MMHS and Command Control systems. In addition, dMIC is preconfigured with ACP133 directory schema support and exchange of Border Directory identities between NATO bodies in accordance with NATO’s Information Exchange Gateway (IEG) specifications.
“Defense organizations support multiple network environments and systems, creating a unique and highly-specialized set of identity management requirements,” said Tore Wold, MaXware founder. “The Defense Edition of the MaXware™ Identity Center is specifically designed with these needs in mind, enabling defense organizations to not only manage identities and roles throughout the lifecycle, but also across the entire chain of command.”
Key features of the MaXware™ Identity Center Defense Edition (dMIC):
Exercise planning module. Secondary identity stores can be modified for exercise purposes, helping exercise managers plan and deploy exercise data. These stores ensure an uninterrupted production environment during the exercise, and allow for an easy transition back to the main identity store when the exercise is complete.
ACP133 directory schema elements. The identity store includes a set of preconfigured objects in compliance with the military ACP133 directory schema specifications, which serve to maintain the parameters in the “what if” scenarios. Identity store data can be synchronized to and from any data repository, or can be used for provisioning and improving workflow functionality.
Templates for synchronization with Border DSA. Predefined templates for synchronization between the local identity store and the Border Directory ensure both national systems and repositories owned by alliance partners remains up-to-date.
Mapping module supporting STANAG1059 and ISO3166. A complete set of country and area codes as defined in both STANAG1059 and ISO3166 Alpha2/Alpha3, are available to ensure any target repository is correctly updated.
Griffin Enhanced DS synchronization. Pre-configured templates for synchronizing data according to the Griffin Enhanced Directory Service specification provide the foundation for an implementation of LDIF-based directory synchronization.
Multiple subset synchronization definitions. The synchronization of a specific set of data, or the definition of data subsets to be used for different synchronizations, reduces the time needed to ensure repositories are updated.
The features and functionality incorporated into the Defense Edition are based on MaXware’s ten-plus years of experience working with the largest - and smallest - defense organizations worldwide, including US MarineCorps, US AirForce, DISA (US), Ministry of Defence (UK). Department of Defence (Australia), Ministère de la Défence – DGA and Marine Nationale (France), Royal Netherlands Navy (Netherlands), Turkish Defence General Staff (Turkey), GCSB (New Zealand), Norwegian Defence (Norway) and NATO NC3A.
“Like many companies in today’s globally-minded, highly competitive business and economic environment, the defense industry is experiencing pressure to achieve higher value and output using fewer resources,” said Thor Alf Gilbrant, one of the senior consultants at MaXware. “We have searched deep into MaXware’s understanding of the defense industry to create a ‘best-of-breed’ identity management solution designed to create competitive advantage, ultimately supporting true defense department transformation.”
MaXware is the identity management solutions expert helping organizations worldwide achieve simplified identity management and secured access to networks and applications. MaXware provides a comprehensive solution suite and a world-class professional services delivery team for companies to optimize, integrate and evolve their current identity management processes to improve performance and profitability. The company’s IdM products are platform independent and flexible to meet the diverse needs of large, heterogeneous organizations looking to securely and efficiently access and manage identity information across globally distributed directories, databases and other data repositories.
MaXware is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, with subsidiaries in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company’s more than 300 customers in 30 countries includes a cross-section of the world’s largest telecom, defense, government and financial organizations. More information is available at www.maxware.com