IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business

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Published 26 January 2005, updated 29 April 2005

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IBM Form #: REDP-3677-01
(32 pages)

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Authors: Axel Buecker, Mike Campbell


Web technologies have revolutionized the delivery of information and services. Providing business functions, such as customer service, sales, and purchasing, through the Web is a prerequisite to competitiveness. Customers, partners, and business constituents need real-time access to corporate information. They need to develop new capabilities to respond to whatever the market throws at them, becoming more efficient and cost-effective and gaining advantages over their competitors.

To automate core business processes, a company should give its users, who are as likely to be customers or suppliers as employees, access to corporate information and applications through a comprehensive extranet. Unfortunately, Web applications and individual Web security solution packages provide, at best, piecemeal security and access control. Organizations need a unified approach for making authorization decisions, instead of relying on a custom access control service for each server, application, or environment. And to address On Demand Business, those same organizations need an adaptable solution that can both scale up as demand requires.

By providing highly available, directory-based, and centralized authorization services, IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business enables you to better manage and secure your business-critical distributed information, while ensuring you can meet the time-to-market, compliance, flexibility, and scalability requirements that today's on demand world requires.

Table of contents

Integrated identity access management
Supported platforms
Customer value

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