Blogger: Mark Diodati
We’re seeing some interesting things in the UNIX security product space – an area that has been traditionally considered “old school” identity management. After all, these products precede provisioning and web access management by a country mile, right? Some of it is the realization that enterprise applications cannot be secured unless the underlying operating system is secure. But some of it is the interaction we’re seeing between the UNIX security, Active Directory bridge, and privilege account management products. These products are different pieces of the puzzle working together to solve security and compliance problems.
Burton Group is currently researching UNIX security products and deployments. The list of UNIX security products includes:
• CA Access Control
• Centrify DirectAuthorize
• Fox Technologies BoKS
• IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems (TAMOS)
• Novell Fortefi
• Quest UNIX Privilege Manager (UPM)
• Symark PowerBroker
I am interested in hearing about your enterprise experience with these products, including vendor selection. I also want to speak with you if you have a centrally-managed sudo deployment across your enterprise. You will have an opportunity to influence our research, and I’ll share what we have learned about the market, products, and deployments. Please contact me at email@example.com.