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  • App Type

    On-premises Application
  • Business Need

    Identity Management, Privacy
  • Works With

    Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2, Microsoft Identity lifecycle manager 2007 (ILM 2007), SQL Server... (more)
  • Industry Focus

    General - Applicable to All

Identity Broker™ is patented technology designed to help organisations ensure that their IAM systems are not be built on a myriad of bespoke connectors thereby limiting future flexibility, scalability and support options.

In December 2011, an independent UCLA Anderson School GAP Team (UCLA Team) held 215 interviews with analysts, experts, competitors, potential UNIFY partners and clients and defined Identity Broker as a "middleware software solution that enhances efficiency and creates flexibility in building connections between systems, translates data between disparate systems, and allows various systems to communicate and share information."

They found that key benefits are "its repeatable structure, which significantly reduces the amount of time and work required to build or update interconnectivity within an IAM solution", and "increase in efficiency by ensuring that the flow of information is managed by a single overriding source of identity information." Identity Broker "essentially helps companies achieve user controls over technology enterprises and reach compliance with stringent governmental regulations surrounding IT security and access controls in a faster way".

The UCLA Team found that Identity Broker offers a significant Return on Investment (ROI) for the initial IAM investment and their findings can be extrapolated to demonstrate even greater savings as the number of applications and directories integrated into an enterprise IAM system increases.

Use of the Identity Broker middleware ensures quick and effective connectivity for future applications and systems, Flexibility to update or swap out applications and systems without impacting the IAM system and immensely less parts in the IAM system to support.

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