CA sings new tune on identity management

CA sings new tune on identity management

January 7, 2009: CA claims its acquisition of New York-based Orchestria Corporation will help it to transform the way organizations think about data loss prevention (DLP), identity management and information security overall.

By using Orchestria’s DLP technology with CA identity and access management solutions, organizations will now be able to consolidate and strengthen their security postures by including information-centric policies in the process of centrally managing users and roles, and their access throughout the enterprise.

“With this acquisition, CA will deliver one of the broadest and most advanced information security solutions in the market today and address the demand for a new generation of identity and access management,” said Dave Hansen, corporate senior vice president and general manager, CA Security Management.

“We are continuing our aggressive plan to deliver to our customers a comprehensive solution for identity and access management to help meet their security, compliance and privacy needs.”

Driven largely by government, legal and corporate compliance mandates and privacy concerns, Orchestria’s solution is deployed in more than 33 countries and it analyses, protects and controls more than 100 million electronic actions every day. It is headquartered in New York City and has development and engineering offices in the United Kingdom. CA expects to retain nearly all of Orchestria’s employees, and the deal is expected to close by the end of the month.

This is the third security-related acquisition CA has made in the past three months as part of its strategy to deliver integrated, end-to-end identity and access management-related technologies for its customers. CA in November acquired Eurekify and in October it acquired IDFocus.

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