EMC Acquires Aveksa Inc., Leading Provider of Business-Driven Identity and
Access Management Solutions
Aveksa Joins RSA Security Division to Help Transform Authentication and
Identity Management Across Enterprise, Mobile and Cloud Environments
HOPKINTON, Mass., July 8, 2013
HOPKINTON, Mass., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
oEMC Corporation announced it has acquired privately held Aveksa Inc., a
leader in business-driven Identity and Access Management ("IAM")
oAveksa's innovative technology will help extend RSA's vision of Adaptive
IAM, designed to transform traditional static systems into agile,
intelligent and scalable "situational perimeters" to help organizations
dynamically manage user lifecycles and access across enterprise and cloud
oAveksa's leadership in Identity and Access Governance ("IAG") and
Provisioning will help RSA customers ensure that users have appropriate
and secure access to applications from within the enterprise or the cloud
regardless of their location or device.
oLeveraging their complementary technologies to promote intelligence-driven
security, Aveksa and RSA together will align insight from roles,
processes, and security-oriented Big Data to help enable better
visibility, prioritization, detection and response to risk and real-time
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it has acquired privately held
Aveksa Inc., a leader in business-driven Identity and Access Management.
Effective immediately, Aveksa will operate within the RSA^® security division
as part of RSA's Identity Trust Management product group, bringing leading
technology and expertise that will help RSA bring innovative new solutions to
identity and access management challenges across enterprise, cloud and mobile
access use cases. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is not
expected to have a material impact to EMC^® GAAP or non-GAAP EPS for the full
2013 fiscal year.
In today's increasingly cloud-based and application-centric world,
authentication, authorization and identity management have become even more
intertwined, complex and critical. The model for each user has shifted from a
single authentication to an enterprise network, to dozens of authentications
to applications and related data, from multiple user devices, across cloud and
on-premise infrastructures. The task of ensuring that the right users get
access to appropriate company resources has traditionally been IT-driven,
using legacy IAM solutions to enforce all the policies, processes, procedures
and applications that help organizations manage access to information. The
lack of intelligence and business context has led to increased risk of data
breaches, non-compliance and excessive privilege.
RSA and Aveksa together will help give organizations the ability to automate
the complete identity lifecycle of users from a business-driven perspective,
helping turn traditional IAM systems into more agile, intelligent and scalable
"situational perimeters." With Aveksa, customers have a unified dashboard to
manage, control, and deliver access, while consistently enforcing identity and
access policies across the enterprise and cloud, at a granular level.
Aveksa solutions help define rich user profiles and increase the convenience
of managing user identities, allowing customers to continue building
"situational perimeters" that can flexibly enforce security whenever and
wherever users interact with corporate data and resources. The line of
business is given easy and secure access to applications, while enabling them
to take accountability and responsibility for making access decisions, within
the controls, processes, and policies defined by the information security
Similar to RSA, Aveksa solutions are deployed by customers of all sizes in
financial services, healthcare, retail, energy/utility, telecommunications,
transportation and manufacturing to solve a wide range of identity management
challenges. Aveksa is a comprehensive solution – it spans multiple,
heterogeneous IT systems for both on-premise and SaaS systems, and is designed
to be easily integrated into an enterprise's infrastructure.
Aveksa aligns with RSA's intelligence-driven security strategy, leveraging
insight from roles, processes, and security-oriented Big Data to enable better
evaluation, prioritization, detection and response to real-time threats. For
example, Aveksa's ability to provide rich identity context could be used to
enhance situational awareness within the RSA Security Analytics solution.
Aveksa products also complement RSA's strong authentication, access management
and federation solutions portfolio. Together, RSA and Aveksa have the
opportunity to fuse notions of authentication and identity as part of an
Adaptive Identity platform,leveraging Big Data analytics to transform
identity assurance and access controls to ensure only legitimateusers have
appropriate access to sensitive corporate information.
Art Coviello, RSA Executive Chairman and Executive Vice President, EMC
"Today's enterprises face significant challenges around Identity and Access
Management. The adoption of cloud-based IT infrastructures and the pervasive
use of mobile means that security organizations are being asked to secure and
provide access to assets they don't own, manage, or control. Without the deep
intelligence able to provide insight into what users should and should not
have access to, traditional tools that simply automate IAM leave organizations
exposed to the risk of excessive privilege, data breaches and regulatory
non-compliance. Together, RSA and Aveksa see tremendous opportunity to help
our customers overcome these IAM challenges."
Vick Vaishnavi, Aveksa Corp. Chief Executive Officer
"We are excited about joining the RSA team and the strategic alignment between
our organizations. Over the years, our customers have benefited from Aveksa's
comprehensive, business-driven IAM solutions. Together with RSA, we can
continue our journey to adaptive identity management that addresses today's
ever-evolving access challenges. We will continue to provide our customers and
the broader market with best-in-class solutions that reduce business risk and
enable efficient operations."
oRSA Blog: "Rebooting IAM: Transforming IT at its Foundation"
oAveksa Blog: "An Ending, a Beginning, and the Next Phase of IAM"
oRSA Technology Brief: "Adaptive IAM: Defending the Borderless Enterprise"
oLearn more about Aveksa, Inc.
oLearn more about RSA Trusted Identity Management solutions
oLearn more about Trusted IT from EMC
oConnect with RSA via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the RSA
Speaking of Security Blog and Podcast.
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