Sun Intros Role Mgr Software

Sun Microsystems announces Role Manager software; provides overview of new governance, risk, and compliance strategy

March 6, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA), today announced the availability of its new Sun(TM) Role Manager software, formerly known as Vaau RBACx, enabling customers to automate and streamline access control compliance a typically difficult, complex and manual process. For the latest updates on Sun's identity management products being developed in open source, visit: and

Sun also unveiled the company's Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategy to help companies better manage identities, auditing and compliance across the entire enterprise. In addition to expanding its portfolio with Sun Role Manager software, Sun expects to deliver significant new product releases across the entire identity management suite within the next 12 months. Sun's comprehensive portfolio will address all areas of identity management, including access management, federation, web services security and auditing.

A key component of the company's GRC platform, Sun's enterprise role management and identity management technologies provide customers with a complete solution to help simplify access control processes, enhance audit effectiveness and reduce the costs associated with meeting GRC requirements. Sun's GRC offerings help enterprises better manage and enforce access to applications based on employees' roles and entitlements. In addition, Sun's GRC offerings automate access certification, helping companies create efficiencies around compliance reporting.

“Governance, risk and compliance are no longer just IT issues. GRC is also a boardroom issue,” said Mark Herring, vice president of marketing, Software Infrastructure, Sun Microsystems. “With the growing number of applications available to employees and the constant adjustment of employee roles, companies are spending increasing amounts of resources dealing with the mismanagement of access control and compliance and taking on huge business risks. Today, Sun is addressing GRC requirements in a cost-effective, sustainable framework across the entire enterprise, offering our customers a solid foundation to extend the reach of their enterprises, while reducing the associated risks.”

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