BMC looks for ID management partners

BMC looks for ID management partners

BMC is calling for new partners to help stage an aggressive attack on the Australian ID management market.

The vendor will release its inaugural Identity Management Suite in September. The offering will be the first to assimilate access management applications acquired by BMC through its recent purchases of OpenNetwork Technologies and Calendra. The suite will be followed by a range of products later this year that use ID management, including BMC Compliance manager, Federated Identity Manager and Atrium Identity Discovery.

BMC global director for Identity Management, Cindy Sterling, said it was endeavouring to take the burden of integrating best practice processes and software applications away from the customer.

The software was also proof of the vendor's charge into ID management, she said.

One of the key drivers in the take-up of access management was the added impetus for organisations to comply with market regulatory rules, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Sterling said.

Customers were also looking to reduce risk in their organisation, she said.

BMC business development manager, Peter Skouffis, said the vendor was in the process of creating a training and certification scheme for the full software suite. It was also keen to recruit local partners with strong penetration into specific customer markets.

Skouffis identified health, financial services and energy as potential opportunities for ID management growth.

Sterling said the new BMC suite would suit two types of partners: those who specifically focused on ID and access management for vertical markets; and those who offered a broader set of ITIL or best practice services to customers.

"Firstly, we want partners that have specific practices and visions around ID and access management," she said. "Sometimes this falls under the umbrella of compliance.

"We also want partners who concentrate on ITIL."

Current BMC partners include Vectra Corporation and ID management specialist, Agreon.

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