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Why protect only 20% of your data? Numerous research studies have found that over 80% of organizational information resides in unstructured data formats, including Excel spreadsheets, PDF files and documents containing credit card numbers, personally identifying information, intellectual property and financial data stored in Windows® share files, file systems and SharePoint® farms.

Many organizations have invested heavily in Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions to manage access to applications and systems. However, these solutions do not extend the data governance processes to unstructured data, leaving a significant compliance gap. With the Tangentia Governance of Unstructured Data (TGUD) Module for IBM®'s Security Identity Manager (ISIM), organizations that are using or thinking of choosing IBM’s IAM solution can now extend the existing product features to include the governance of unstructured data.

The TGUD module utilizes the industry leading Data Access Analyser to collect rich information as to who has access to what files and additionally provides additional risk analysis that may be viewed and reported from the ISIM interface.

TGUD provides the ability to configure the scope of information collected, such as from which domains, file servers and users. The collected data from the crawler is extracted and normalized to the ISIM data schema so that users and administrators of ISIM can execute familiar tasks from one familiar user interface. The data collected appears to ISIM as another service component.

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  • + Functional details

    Collect detailed share, folder and SharePoint® entitlements

    Reconcile data based on domain, server, path, user and sensitive information filters

    View inventory of user access: applications, systems and unstructured data

    Recertify user unstructured data entitlements for over-provisioning, unused permissions, open file shares

    Conduct checks on Separation of Duties and exemptions

    Report on unstructured data entitlements

  • + Competitive advantage

    Leverage existing investments in ISIM and maintain consistent processes to manage access governance of applications, systems and unstructured data.

    Run existing entitlement certification processes to include file shares, servers and Sharepoint® sites.

    Determine who has access and entitlements to file shares, servers, and Sharepoint sites and if the access profile is appropriate.

    Improve your organization security posture by having proper information in a single view in order to make appropriate decisions.

    Meet compliance objectives by preventing access policy conflicts through separation of duty checking and enforcement, and by providing auditable evidence on unstructured data.

    Detect permission changes and take appropriate actions to ensure non-compliant access.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Automotive Industry
    Banking Industry
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
    Retail Industry
    Telecommunications Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • + Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

Technical information

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    AIX 7.1
       IBM Systems: System p
       IBM Systems: System i
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Software

    IBM Other
       Security Systems
          IBM Security Identity Manager

Date last modified:    Apr 17, 2013

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+1 416 2387515

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