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Avatier Integrates Its Identity Access Management Software With Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Lync Integration With Identity Enforcer Module Lowers Risks and Increases Control by Automating Active Directory User Provisioning and Deprovisioning

SAN RAMON, Calif. — September 6, 2012 — Avatier Corp., a leading provider of identity access management software, today announced the integration of its Identity Enforcer user provisioning module with Microsoft Lync 2010. With this new integration, Identity Enforcer automates Microsoft Lync user provisioning and deprovisioning of Active Directory accounts, thereby greatly reducing risk and optimizing workflow.

Using a single, familiar interface through which users can keep track of their contacts’ availability; send an IM; make a phone call; or start or join an audio, video or Web conference, Microsoft Lync provides rich Unified Communications functionality for today’s organizations. But it can also introduce serious risk and operational inefficiencies to an environment through manual user provisioning and deprovisioning of Active Directory accounts. But by integrating Avatier’s Identity Enforcer module with Microsoft Lync, these tasks are automated. Identity Enforcer can also be used to Lync-enable existing Active Directory accounts, remove Microsoft Lync from any Active Directory account, or even manage a user’s conference policy throughout the account’s lifetime. With Identity Enforcer in place as the gatekeeper, organizations using Microsoft Lync maintain tighter control over provisioning and deprovisioning its users, in turn streamlining operations and reducing risk.

"In the past year, Microsoft Lync has emerged as a popular intra-company communications tool. Although its merits have proven valuable, it also introduces risks that can threaten an organization’s overall security and efficiency," said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO of Avatier. "By integrating the Identity Enforcer module with Microsoft Lync, we continue our commitment to creating innovative and feature-rich solutions that mitigate risk, improve operational efficiency and relieve pressure on IT staff."

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