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Avatier Reveals Top Considerations for Selecting Identity and Access Management Vendor

Time to Value, Flexibility to Meet Changing Business Needs and Low Total Cost of Ownership Not Necessarily Found Among ‘Leaders’ in Gartner Identity and Access Governance MQ

SAN RAMON, Calif. — March 7, 2013 — Avatier Corp., a leader in risk-driven identity management software, identifies the top three criteria for selecting an identity and access management vendor in "Harry Potter and the Gartner Identity Management Magic Quadrant," and suggests the innovation needed to deliver these criteria is lacking among some Identity and Access Governance Magic Quadrant "Leaders."

"Innovation must be the cornerstone of any identity and access management solution that is counted on to deliver fast time to value, seamlessly address changing business needs and maintain low total cost of ownership," said Nelson Cicchitto, chairman and CEO, Avatier. "Avatier understands this unlike any other vendor. We are committed to innovation, which is why our solutions for user provisioning, self-service group management, IT compliance management, automatic group management, enterprise password management and enterprise risk management continue to meet and exceed the selection criteria."

While the natural inclination may be to lean toward buying a solution from an Identity and Access Governance Magic Quadrant "Leader," Avatier warns that you may be buying more than you need, and sacrificing innovation in the long run. Rather, three criteria should stand out as the determining factors in any identity management and access governance solution selection. Time to value is the first, as the ROI should be realized in weeks, not months. Second is the ability for the business user to have a fast and simple way to implement changing access requirements without relying on help desk and IT tickets. This is achieved through a combination of back-end automation and front-end ease-of-use. Finally, automation (as in automated user provisioning, group management, access certification and password reset tools) and self-service for the business user (using an intuitive IT online store) round out the criteria by ensuring dramatic initial reductions in deployment and implementation costs, and then even greater long-term reductions in overall IT operating costs.

About Avatier

Avatier software and services automate IT operations. Our identity management and access governance solutions make organizations the most secure, compliant and productive in the shortest time and at the lowest cost. Avatier is the only company providing an integrated suite of solutions that adapts to the needs of the business user, delivering a unified framework for business processes across operations. Avatier products are deployed worldwide across 16 vertical markets and hundreds of organizations with millions of managed user identities. The company’s Identity Management Software (AIMS) suite incorporates products for user provisioning, password management, access governance and IT risk management. 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

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