Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and associated products

Date: October 22, 2010
Pages: 13
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Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
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Introduction

Microsoft is a mainstream competitor in the identity and access management (IAM) space; it has a distinctive profile, and has significantly enhanced its offerings with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and its associated products, which build upon Active Directory and Microsoft's thought leadership in the conceptual area of online identity.

Features and benefits
  • Microsoft's view of identity management embraces services in the internet.
  • Many components of the portfolio are available through ubiquitous Microsoft products such as Windows, Office, .NET, AD or Office.
  • Microsoft supports application developers in delivering access management.
Highlights

FIM is tightly integrated with key elements of the Microsoft infrastructure such as Outlook and SharePoint, allowing administrative work in areas such as user-group definition to be leveraged. Microsoft has strong capabilities in areas such as integrating internal and external identities, and extending corporate identity infrastructure the cloud.

Your key questions answered
  • Who should consider Microsoft's IAM product suite? What are its USPs?
  • Does Microsoft provide the enterprise level management features that you expect to find in a major vendor's IAM suite?

SUMMARY

Catalyst
Key findings
Ovum view
Recommendations

FUNCTIONALITY

Solution overview
Solution analysis
Authentication technology
Enterprise and web SSO
User provisioning
Password management
Access control
Federated identity management
Administration and policy management

PRODUCT STRATEGY

Market opportunity
Go to market strategy

IMPLEMENTATION

Deployment examples

APPENDIX

Further reading
Methodology
Author
Ovum Consulting
Disclaimer

TABLES

Table: Key findings
Table: Contact details

FIGURES

Figure: Microsoft Identity and the Cloud
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