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Matthew Pollicove

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One of the coolest things about NetWeaver Identity Manager is that there are always new tricks to learn. The development team keeps finding new and interesting ways to extend the functionality of the product. This, in turn, allows us to further extend what we can offer to our customers. Sometimes what I learn for a particular customer is brand-new, sometimes it's functionality that's been around for years, but either way, it's usually of use to someone, so I like to share when I can. Recently I was asked by a client how we could link two fields together so that for a given value chosen in the first field via a pull down box would result in a specific subset of values being available in the second pull-down. After a bit of research and some emailing I found that the use of the FIELD attribute prefix was the way to go. Here's how it all works: In your database, create a... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure SignOn Version 7.2 Supports Windows 7 Platform

Darmstadt, December 11, 2009 - Multiple login procedures with different user name/password combinations are often productivity-sapping inconvenience for employees. Corporate regulations on password complexity do not provide sufficient security. Users just write down complex passwords instead of memorizing them. Such practices are a great security risk making vital data easily accessible to unauthorized personal. Secure SignOn for Enterprise Single Sign-On (E-SSO) ensures high user acceptance, high user productivity, and efficiency by significantly reducing helpdesk calls and by ... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure Login Client Version 5.0 Enables Windows 7 Support

Security Journal on Ulitzer The need for an easy single, yet secure, login procedure has always been an elusive issue for many big organizations. Multiple user names and passwords, multiple logins, and the ensuing confusion and frustration consume much of a user's productivity in terms of time and energy. Secure Login Secure Login provides secure Single Sign-On and total landscape encryption for SAP supporting a variety of different authentication mechanisms including Active Directory, LDAP, SAP-ID, RADIUS, RSA SecurID®, SQL DB, and even smart cards. Secure Login is tightly inte... (more)

Conflicting Views on IdM Acceptance

Within a span of a couple of days I saw an interesting contradiction regarding the adoption rate of Identity related technologies, particularly in Europe. This contradiction came through a couple of articles I found on Identity Management through my trusty Google Search agent. The first article, basically states that adoption rates have not been as high as they should be since everyone is acknowledging their importance. Additionally the prevalence of cloud technology brings about a new wrinkle in managing Identity which has yet to be properly addressed and might be a way of push... (more)

SECUDE’s Security Intelligence Wins the IT Security Award 2010

Barely a month since the release of SECUDE's Security Intelligence, the SAP security solution has already won accolades and rave reviews for its innovativeness and capability. The IT security fair held at Nuernberg, it-sa, saw the launch of SAP security expert SECUDE's Security Intelligence to the global market. During the launch, the product was adjudged the ‘Innovation of the Year' by a ten-member panel that represented the IT industry, business associations, and the media. Security Intelligence was chosen for the award as it closes a critical gap in monitoring data and securi... (more)