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Avatier Named Innovation Leader in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass

Company Recognized for Innovative Identity Provisioning, Fast Implementation and Service-Oriented Approach

SAN RAMON, Calif. — October 24, 2012 — Avatier Corp., a leading provider of identity access management (IAM) software, has been named an Innovation Leader in the "KuppingerCole Leadership Compass" on identity provisioning released last week. Compiled by Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at KuppingerCole a leading global analyst company for identity-focused information security, the survey identifies those vendors at which customers should take a closer look.

"Identity Provisioning is still one of the core segments of the overall IAM market. Thus it comes to no surprise that this segment is more crowded by vendors than virtually all the other IAM market segments," said Kuppinger. "This Leadership Compass provides an overview and analysis of the Identity Provisioning market segments. It shows that there are several established vendors with mature solutions, but also some very interesting smaller or regional vendors with a good potential for growth and for delivering what customers require."

The Leadership Compass report points out that Avatier offers an "innovative, highly user-centric approach on Identity Provisioning," and "fast implementation focusing on end user service requests."

The report also states, "Overall, the paradigm is very much driven by a service request-oriented approach and a high degree of user centrism while still providing broad support for automation. The focus is clearly on a configuration approach providing lower time-to-value compared to more complex solutions. This makes the Avatier solution an interesting alternative to common approach on Identity Provisioning."

Historically, user provisioning processes have involved manual operations that can take days or even weeks. They typically had involved a dozen or more people to conduct the operation, driving up costs and making auditing difficult.

Due to innovations embedded within Avatier User Provisioning, these processes can be executed with little or no administrative intervention and include options for automatic provisioning triggered by a new hire in the HR system, self service access requests and workflow enforced approvals and even automated termination. The current status of each operation, meanwhile, is available online, and missing approvers can be reminded, or the request can be escalated automatically per organization policy. Perhaps most importantly, though, all steps are captured in a database for standard custom audit reporting.

"Innovation is one of our core values and a key to our strategy," said Nelson Cicchitto, Avatier Chairman and CEO. "As a company, we are dedicated to developing completely new and innovative products and services that will change this market in a significant and lasting way. We are pleased that Mr. Kuppinger recognizes our dedication to innovation and considers us to be an innovative leader in the identity provisioning space."

For more information about Avatier’s innovative identity provisioning solutions, visit: https://www.avatier.com/products/identity-management/it-service-catalog-user-provisioning/identity-enforcer/

To access a copy of the report, visit: https://www.avatier.com/ppc/identity-and-access-management-analyst-white-paper/

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
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