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Avatier Unveils Group Requester

Latest Group Management Solution Introduces Self-Service Request System for Groups and Distribution Lists That Unburdens IT, Prevents Group Sprawl While Decreasing Access Risk

SAN RAMON, Calif. — July 9, 2012 — Avatier Corp., a leading identity and access risk management solutions provider, today announced Group Requester as the latest addition to its Identity and Access Risk Management (ARM) suite. A group management solution, Group Requester puts group management into the hands of those charged with overseeing and participating in their groups. In doing so, risks associated with group membership management are lowered, group sprawl is eliminated, and IT and help desks are freed to focus on other issues in the organization.

Managing groups within any organization is critical, yet that time-consuming task has historically been overlooked. Avatier addresses that problem with Group Requester, an innovative self-service request system that reassigns group management tasks to the business users themselves. Group Requester addresses all group and distribution list issues in an organization, such as group member additions and group deletions. Furthermore, accountability is shifted to those who know which people should have access to which groups, dramatically improving security and protecting an organization’s resources.

Group Requester’s key self-service features and functionality set it apart from its industry peers:

  • Add groups — Group Requester enables anyone in an organization to request membership to a group, while workflow automation controls changes. Groups can be added to an organization’s system without impeding IT; self-service requests are established for anyone to create groups and email distribution lists.
  • Establish ownership — Group Requester allows users to set primary and secondary owners, while making the business owners responsible for group renewals and management. This effectively limits risk.
  • Control group creation — The Group Governor feature prevents group requests from users in the wrong department or location by leveraging attribute-based permissions. Essentially, it eliminates mistakes before they’re made.
  • Prevent redundant groups — The Redundancy Blocker feature enables a user to create groups and request group memberships, while also preventing groups with similar names or group memberships from being created. This reduces confusion, helps enforce group naming conventions and reduces redundant group memberships.
  • Request membership changes — Users can modify groups in any way by requesting additional group members or removal of group members, requesting new group owners, or requesting a new name for the group or description.
  • Leverage the wizard GUI — Group Requester’s wizard-driven interface is easy to use, making requests for group creation, changes or deletions simple.
  • Auto delete groups on expiration — The Group Expiration feature prevents groups from extending beyond their purpose by automatically notifying the group owner before erasing groups, and deleting them when they reach end-of-life.
  • Delete groups — This feature redefines group lifecycle management by enabling the business to request the deletion of a group from their network and applications, giving the business owner full control over their group membership management.

"With Group Requester, Avatier again showcases its commitment to innovation in the identity and access risk management market," said Nelson Cicchitto, Chairman and CEO of Avatier. "Our goal with each new addition to our ARM suite is to solve the problems that every organization faces, and consistently raise the operational efficiency bar in the industry."

Pricing and Availability

Group Requester is currently available, and starts at $10 a user. For more information, please visit www.avatiercorp.com.

About Avatier

Avatier is the most innovative identity and access risk management solutions company in the world. The company invented the world’s first business service catalog in the form of an IT Store with automatic workflow, and its award-winning products are deployed worldwide across 16 vertical markets and hundreds of organizations with millions of managed user identities. The company’s Identity and Access Risk Management (ARM) suite incorporates products for user provisioning, password management, compliance governance and risk intelligence. All solutions represent the quickest time to value and the best operational efficiencies in the industry because of their innovative use of graphical configuration versus complex coding and scripting. Avatier is based in San Ramon, Calif., and is privately held. For more information on Avatier Corporation, go to https://www.avatier.com or call 800-609-8610.

Gary Thompson
Clarity Communications
415-963-4082, ext. 101