I attended the Courion Converge show, with the theme “Demystifying Provisioning and Access Compliance,” in Chicago last week. Courion, if you don’t know it, is one of our partners and a reseller. Courion provides a Courior suite of products, including AccountCourier, which CPM is tightly integrated with for user provisioning. Converge is their yearly customer event. Citrix was a Platinum sponsor.
Courion AccountCourier is seamlessly integrated with Citrix Password Manager for eSSO. See a flash demo here.
Observations from Converge:
- The main industry vertical customers attending were financial and health care. User provisioning is a key issue and it is very expensive to do manually
- RoleCourier is gaining traction as customers are using it to avoid complexity, excessive roles, and political situations that arise when doing role-based provisioning
- ComplianceCourier is getting a lot of interest for its capability to enable business managers to periodically review and verify employee access rights
- There was a great customer presentation from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation, where they discussed a previous failed attempt at implementing IAM, followed by their project with Courion, which is rolling out very smoothly. One interesting note: a focus on educating and motivating users to appreciate the new system really pays off.