Evidian Identity and Access Management Software Expands Market Momentum in North America

PARIS, February 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

PARIS, February 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Quest Teams With Evidian to Help Organizations Mitigate Critical Security Risks Using Evidian Unique E-SSO Security Technology

Bull Evidian, the European leader in IAM and a best of breed vendor of Password Management solutions, today announces new market momentum, with the adoption of Evidian Enterprise Single-Sign-On (E-SSO) software technology by Quest, a leading vendor of infrastructure management software. This partnership will strongly extend channels for Evidian unique security technology, notably in North America.

Increasing security challenges

<< At a time when security enforcement and risk control prove each day more critical, Enterprises are desperately seeking ways to manage one of their core security challenges : access control and password management >> said Hassan Maad, Managing Director of Evidian. <<While IT applications and users multiply, how to avoid risks of fraud and guarantee regulation compliance? How to verify that users are who they claim to be? How to enforce security policies in line with business roles? A pioneer in Identity and Access Management, Evidian provides the leading technology that solves this challenge, in a way aligned with business policies >>.

As recent events show how critical protecting access codes and passwords have become, E-SSO solutions are more than ever at the heart of security solutions and a cornerstone in a global Identity and Access Management system. According to security studies, threats cost organizations $200 Bn per year (1), 70% of attacks come from rogue insiders and more than 60% could be avoided by comprehensive access management procedures and tools. Sectors such as finance, industry, telecom and e-government are particularly vulnerable highlighted by frequent incidents caused by password breaches, that can end up in billions of dollars of losses.

A leading technology

Evidian E-SSO technology offers a unique solution to this challenge, while improving at the same time user productivity and decreasing management costs. As a key part of Evidian IAM Suite 8 offering, Evidian E-SSO software offers a best of breed E-SSO technology that allows corporations to enforce security policies and corporate governance. It enables user authentication and access control to be finely tuned to key business policies and processes. A recent study by Gartner positioned Evidian E-SSO product as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for E-SSO.

Strong channel growth resulting from IAM technology leadership

Confirming rapid market development of Evidian in Europe and Asia, the new partnership with Quest strongly extends Evidian's international channels, and further opens up new markets to Evidian technology.

Leveraging technology from Evidian, Quest will team with Evidian to incorporate Evidian E-SSO into its IAM portfolio.

"In today's fast pace, unsecure world, customers increasingly demand cross platform E-SSO solutions that help them strongly enforce security, efficiency, and compliance" said Jackson Shaw, senior Director, product management, Quest Software. "The addition of E-SSO software products from Evidian to Quest's solutions will dramatically improve our ability to help organizations achieve those goals. We look forward to providing this technology to our customers worldwide as part of our IAM offering".

"After years of continuous innovation and growth, this partnership further demonstrate Evidian's strong momentum in the IAM and E-SSO markets" says Hassan Maad, Managing Director of Evidian. "Following the partnership with NEC in Asia, and our own strong development in Europe, this new partnership with Quest offers further channel opportunities for Evidian. It will enable leading corporations worldwide to benefit from Evidian technology to increase security and compliance, relying on the strong channel presence, expertise and support of Quest."

About Evidian

Evidian, a subsidiary of Group Bull, is the European leader and one of the main vendors worldwide in Identity & Access Management (IAM) software. Evidian software solutions include Evidian IAM Suite 8, Evidian SafeKit for high availability, and Evidian OpenMaster for telco and enterprise service management. Business oriented, Evidian IAM Suite 8 is a new generation IAM technology that plugs the gap between traditional IAM infrastructure tools and corporate business policies, removing the common pitfalls inherent in identity-management projects, such as high costs and process inflexibility. It includes Role Management, Identity Management and Access Management/E-SSO for all environments. Evidian has offices and partners within EMEA, Asia and the Americas. For more information about Evidian software, offices and partners, visit http://www.evidian.com

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc., Microsoft's 2007 Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and Windows infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 50,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest's Windows Management solutions simplify, automate and secure Active Directory, Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, .NET and Windows Server as well as integrating Unix, Linux and Java into the managed environment.

(1) Source: MI2G Contacts: Bull Anne-Marie Jourdain Phone: +33(0)1-30-80-32-52 E-mail: anne-marie.jourdain@bull.net Financial Dynamics Tiphaine Bannelier / Elodie Marchand Phone: +33(0)1-47-03-68-10 E-mail: tiphaine.bannelier@fd.com / elodie.marchand@fd.com

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