With current operations across more than 30 countries, Acciona leads dozens of global projects, many supporting critical infrastructure which makes security, compliance and controlling who has access to what a vital part of business. Acciona currently manages the identities of more than 7,000 internal employees and external supply chain partners, controlling their access to corporate applications and data. That number is expected to grow to almost 11,000.
“Our work impacts the critical infrastructure of nations globally. We cannot afford to have our own systems, sensitive data and intellectual property improperly accessed or breached,” says Juan Ignacio Gordon, Security Director at Acciona. “We are taking an identity-centric approach to security and compliance. CA identity and access management solutions allow us to dynamically manage user identities and the changes around their roles, status and access rights. It also helps us address regulatory compliance mandates. The security and automation provided by CA security solutions give us confidence we are protected and have the agility to grow.” CA Identity Manager
and CA Identity Governance
, implemented by CA partner everis Group, a multinational consulting firm, provide a unified solution for user provisioning, as well as management of identities throughout their lifecycle. In addition, the CA solution provides governance, helping the customer to ensure that each user has only proper access rights, and that improper entitlements (such as segregation of duties violations) are identified and corrected quickly.
“The application economy thrives on the connections of people, devices and data, but those connections need to be secured – especially where critical infrastructures are concerned. Whether it’s administrative systems controlling the operations of a facility, or a contractor, like Acciona, working on projects, any data and systems associated with those programs need to be protected,” said Steve Firestone, senior vice president and general manager, CA Security. “CA’s solutions help customers automate identity management projects, and address the security and compliance demands around assigning the right people the right access to corporate data.”
ACCIONA is one of Spain’s largest corporations. It operates in infrastructure, energy, water and services in over 30 countries. Its corporate motto “Pioneers in development and sustainability” reflects its commitment — across all its activities — to contribute to economic growth, social welfare and the protection of the environment. This effort has been recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones (DJSI) and FTSE4Good sustainability indexes. ACCIONA is listed on the Ibex-35 stock index, has a 33,000-strong workforce and posted revenues of 6,500 million euros in 2014. www.acciona.com