MAY MAINFRAME MADNESS 2011
It's that time of the year again. CA Technologies will once again dedicate the entire month of May to the mainframe and will present the virtual event that changes everything: May Mainframe Madness! Prepare to join us at the largest mainframe-focused event of its kind. Every day brings new insights, tools and strategies to help you understand and maximize the strength and relevance of 21st century mainframe solutions. There are more than 100 valuable sessions over every business day in May, so you won't want to miss a thing! Learn what's new and find out how mainframe security solutions from CA Technologies are leveraging Mainframe 2.0, CA's innovative strategy to change the way the mainframe is managed forever. Learn more today and look for registration information coming soon at ca.com/mmm.
CA SiteMinder 12.0 SP3 Japanese is Now Available!
The CA SiteMinder 12.0 SP3 Japanese release is a welcome addition to help support the growing demand for the SiteMinder solution in the Asia/Pacific Region. This localized release will make it easier for our Japanese customers to deploy and manage SiteMinder in their environment.
CA SiteMinder 12.0 SP3 Japanese includes:
- Localized Web Agent end user facing pages
- Localization for Password Services files
- Policy Server support for Japanese characters
- Localized Policy Server Administrative UI
- Localized Product Documentation
Please also note there is a Platform Support Matrix specific to this release.
The formal customer announcement can be found on the CA SiteMinder Product Page on the Support site.
CA Federation Manager Deployed on CA SiteMinder® and CA Identity Manager Validated Under Internationally-Recognized Security Certification
This September, CA Technologies announced that CA Federation Manager r12 SP1 deployed on CA SiteMinder and CA Identity Manager r12.5 have met the rigorous requirements of Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 3+ from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme.
"These product certifications complement our CA SiteMinder and CA Access Control certifications. Together they provide important technologies that enable more secure cloud computing adoption while still protecting an agency's existing on-premises systems," said Dave Hansen, general manager of the Security business at CA Technologies. "This helps IT organizations secure the dynamic IT supply chain made up of services found in house as well as outside the firewall."
Common Criteria is an internationally-recognized, independent security certification recognized by governments in more than 26 countries, including the United States. Certification is granted when a Common Criteria testing laboratory determines that a product meets a defined measure of security. The certification addresses product functionality, development environment, documentation and product testing measures.
Customizable Workflow Now Available in CA Role & Compliance Manager 12.5 SP3
Large organizations continue to exhibit high demand for Identity Governance capabilities such as entitlements certification. Entitlements certification (also known as attestation) is a crucial compliance process that requires business managers to validate the need for employees' access to sensitive data. Entitlements certification can help organizations minimize security risk by identifying and eliminating unnecessary access and ensuring that users' access rights are appropriate and necessary. This paves the way for simpler audits and more effective proof of compliance.
While solutions exist to help streamline certification, the ability to customize certification solutions to each organization's unique processes is critical for effective deployments. Every organization has its own unique workflow processes. CA Role & Compliance Manager already includes and will continue to provide a number of out-of-the-box workflow options for approvals and alerting. In addition, the new 12.5 SP3 release introduces a completely customizable workflow process that allows organizations to build (either internally or with assistance from CA Services or CA partners) workflows that align with each organization's unique requirements.
The new customized workflow capability in CA Role & Compliance Manager 12.5 SP3 provides a graphical interface for designing workflow processes using a combination of pre-defined "building blocks". CA Role & Compliance Manager provides over 50 building block operations (such as certify, send email, get attribute, and check for violations). A variety of custom workflows can then be created, including, but not limited to:
- Various approval processes including voting (x out of y approvals needed), weighted approvals or parallel approval processes
- An access request requiring one or two approvals depending on user's title
- Emailing the initiator of a self-service request when the request is started, approved or rejected
In addition to these workflow improvements, CA Role & Compliance Manager 12.5 SP3 also further refines the user interface through the introduction of consolidated approval and certification screens and updated administrative screens. It also includes platform support for Linux Red Hat 5.3, Windows 2008 SP2 and Oracle 11g R2.
For more information about our range of Identity Governance solutions, please visit ca.com/us/secure-identity.aspx.
MarketScope for Web Access Management
CA Technologies received a "Positive" rating in Gartner's Web Access Management MarketScope report based on evaluation of CA SiteMinder®.
Are You Getting the Most Out of CA SiteMinder®? Find Out Fast With DVP Lite for SiteMinder
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Get Your Voice Heard: Tell Us What You Need in Product Documentation
Are you sometimes frustrated trying to find the right supporting product information? Do you wish you could directly tell us what you need for product documentation? Well, now you can!
Join the CA Technical Publications Advisory Council (TPAC), and tell us what you think will help you get your job done more efficiently. CA TPAC is an interactive forum, open to any Community Member, that acts as an advisor to CA Technologies by communicating suggestions about product documentation directly to CA Technologies.
Join and find more information here or contact email@example.com.
Once you join, you'll get email announcements about upcoming TPAC meetings. You can also check the TPAC community page for meeting announcements, past recorded meetings and presentations, and other helpful resources. So get involved in TPAC today for even better support documentation tomorrow!
CA Identity Manager
End-of-Service (EOS) for Identity Manager 8.x went into effect on November 30, 2010, as per our earlier notification.