N8 Identity Delivers Mission Critical Integration with SAP GRC

Employee Lifecycle Manager Integrates with SAP GRC Enterprise Software to Enable Proactive Compliance

Mar 20, 2013, 08:00 ET from N8 Identity

BURLINGTON, Ontario, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- N8 Identity, Canada's leading dedicated identity and access management (IAM) solution provider, today announced general availability of SAP GRC Enterprise Software integration with its flagship product Employee Lifecycle Manager® (ELM™).

SAP is a global market leader in enterprise application software.  ELM integrates seamlessly with SAP GRC access controls to proactively approve, create, modify or delete SAP access and accounts.  In addition, ELM incorporates the identity information stored within SAP into broader IAM enterprise processes, including onboarding, change in responsibility and offboarding.  This comprehensive approach to IAM solves the main business pains of large cap companies: non compliance, business process inefficiency and high IAM program cost/risk.

N8 Identity has recently deployed this integration to GRC software at a large retailer with over 135,000 employees. This benchmark integration offers measurable business benefits, including certification of access, segregation of duties (SoD) enforcement and consistent compliance controls across both SAP and non-SAP enterprise systems.  These features significantly improve the security posture of N8 Identity's clients.

Case Study Highlights

  • Proactive compliance and security: Proactive controls certify user entitlements, prevent inappropriate access combinations, including SoD, and ensure consistent compliance controls across both SAP and non-SAP applications.
  • Workforce enablement: New employees are onboarded and receive appropriate system accounts and access within one hour of being hired.  This is a critical advantage for high-turnover industries like retail and call centers.
  • Automated access provisioning: Automated provisioning of LAN identities, Active Directory groups, SAP access (including store-specific entitlements for over 1,500 locations), and other company memberships for more than 135,000 employees. 
  • Streamlined identity certification: 90 percent of SAP access requests are pre-approved through ELM enterprise roles, eliminating more than 100,000 unnecessary approvals.

"Many of the world's largest and most complex organizations run on SAP," said Jay O'Donnell, president and CEO of N8 Identity.  "Our ability to integrate with the governance, risk and compliance module of SAP allows companies to incorporate one of their most significant business applications into their IAM program.  This comprehensive strategy allows IAM programs to span across the entire organization and take a truly proactive approach to identity governance."

The proactive compliance approach to IAM created by N8 Identity prevents inappropriate access from being granted and identity governance violations from occurring, thereby ensuring continuous compliance with SOX, HIPAA, PIPEDA and other federal security regulations.  Currently, most vendor solutions take a reactive approach to identity governance by allowing policy violations to occur and then reporting on access violations after the fact.    

About N8 Identity:
N8 Identity is Canada's leading dedicated identity and access management (IAM) solution provider.  Based on its industry-leading IAM software solution – ELM™ – N8 Identity delivers proactive identity and access orchestration through the complete lifecycle of a user within an organization: onboarding, change in responsibility, ad-hoc self-service and offboarding.  This proactive process-based solution provides improved identity governance, compliance, security, visibility and decision support to business managers.  Augmenting its clients' existing infrastructure, ELM is ready-to-use and delivered as a managed service, resulting in accelerated implementation and quicker time to value.  N8 Identity is a privately held company headquartered in Burlington, Ontario.  For more information, please visit www.n8id.com

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