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Beta Systems Software Announces the new IAM generation of the SAM Enterprise Identity Manager at the Gartner ID & Access Management Summit.

Building the bridge between business and IT

SAN DIEGO -- Beta Systems Software (FWB:BSS) today announced the release of the new SAM Enterprise Identity Manager from the Gartner IAM Summit. The next generation of SAM maps existing business processes and organizational workflows with the Identity Access Management. SAM Enterprise Identity Manager builds a bridge between business and IT services.

When using business process workflows, SAM enables you to optimize approval processes in an easy and transparent manner, enforce deputy rules and, at the same time, significantly improve user performance. Also, the user helpdesk task load is greatly reduced, resulting in substantial cost savings. The latest version of SAM Enterprise Identity Manager enables companies also to establish automated lifecycle management of IT user roles, identities and access rights and align them with their organizational requirements.

"Identity and access management is moving into a new era of program maturity, and the enterprise demands more of mature programs. The business is not interested so much in how identity management is done, rather in what it can do to help with complex business processes and access accountability. Those vendors providing solutions that can bridge the gap between making IT services work more efficiently for the enterprise and actually providing value to the enterprise in solving real identity-related problems will find a ready audience." comments Earl Perkins, Research Vice President at Gartner Analyst Group, responsible for Information Security and Privacy | Secure Business Enablement.

SAM Enterprise Identity Manager offers extensive control options for managing conflicts arising within and among security-relevant business processes. It significantly reduces the cost of access management and setting up mutually exclusive access rights to meet confidentiality requirements. As a novel feature, SAM Next Generation makes it possible to define segregation of duties for roles. This unique Role-based access control feature guarantees that no mutually exclusive access rights are assigned to the same user(s) managed by the role. With SAM, this "Segregation of Duties" (SoD), is performed automatically for applications.

Beta Systems' SAM Enterprise Identity Manager offers a broad selection of self-service functions for end users, allowing them to quickly submit applications over the Web and monitor the approval process in a safe and secure manner. As an additional innovation, it is now possible to use standard Web service technologies to initiate SAM administration processes from within applications and portals. This includes both reporting as well as the flexible and fast administration of user and access data.

The next generation of SAM Enterprise Identity Manager can be run across all major platforms and databases. It doesn't make any difference whether you work with Oracle, SQL Server or DB2 - SAM supports all of them. You can operate SAM separately or simultaneously on Windows, UNIX and z/OS platforms. Additionally, our target system connectors can support all common applications as well as your home-grown systems.

"One of our highlights is the new integrated business process workflow. These are user-oriented request workflows designed for easy and intuitive handling. SAM provides companies with a simple and cost-effective means of capturing and mapping your workflows. The workflows are continuously monitored and can be flexibly aligned with organizational changes at any time." says Harald Podzuweit, General Manager of the Business Lines DCI & IDM at Beta Systems Software AG.

Next generation SAM supports the entire role lifecycle, from unlimited role hierarchies, dynamic roles and segregation of duties through to role mining - in short: the bundling of access rights into user roles.

The integrated SAM Rolmine analyzes and optimizes the role definition process, thus laying the foundation for business-oriented role lifecycle management. In concrete terms, SAM Rolmine links the existing organizational user information with required technical access information. SAM enables companies to establish automated lifecycle management of IT user roles, identities and access rights and align them with their organizational requirements.

About the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

The Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit is designed to help organizations address the growing exposure that IAM inefficiencies and lapses create. The Summit's three research tracks focus on the business impact of IAM, the practical applications of IAM organizations are using today, and the future direction of IAM technologies. Additional information is available at www.gartner.com/us/iam.

Beta Systems Software AG - Agility Integrated

Beta Systems Software AG, Berlin/Germany, (Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) develops high-profile software products and solutions for the automated processing of large volumes of data and documents. These products and solutions serve to enhance security and the agility of IT. They guarantee compliance with business requirements relating to governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) and raise the performance of a company's IT in respect of availability, scalability and flexibility.

Beta Systems' IT infrastructure software (Infrastructure & Operations Management) is geared towards optimizing job and output management in data centers across all sectors. In addition, Beta Systems offers products for automating IT user administration in companies with high numbers of users. In its ECM solutions business (ECM & Document Solutions) Beta Systems develops customized solutions for large enterprises in the financial services sector, industry and trading to facilitate payments, the processing of incoming post, and general document management.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983 and has been a listed company since 1997. It has a workforce of more than 600 employees. The company's principal place of business is Berlin. Beta Systems operates through Centers of Competence in Augsburg, Cologne and Calgary, as well as 19 subsidiaries worldwide and cooperations with numerous partner companies. More than 1,400 customers throughout the world use the products and solutions of Beta Systems in more than 3,300 running installations. Beta Systems generates 50 percent of its sales from its international business. Around 200 of its customers are based in the USA and Canada.

More information on the Company and its products can be found under www.betasystems.com and www.betasystems.com/us.
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