IBM Named in Analyst Firm's Leaders Quadrant for Web Access Management


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ARMONK, NY - 20 Oct 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM in the Leaders Quadrant in their 2H06 Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management(1). This report marks IBM's third Leaders Quadrant placement for security software this year by the independent analyst firm -- who previously positioned IBM for User Provisioning(2) and for Security Information and Event Management(3).

Earlier this year, Gartner also named IBM as the leading market share vendor in total Web access management software revenue worldwide with 41.4 percent market share in 2005(4). As defined by Gartner, Web access management offers integrated identity and access management for Web-based applications, such as email and online databases.

"IBM's current suite of companion products, like Tivoli Identity Manager and Tivoli Access Manager, offers the industry's strongest portfolio of identity management solutions," said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli software. "These solutions allow customers to simplify and automate the management of user identities, access rights and privacy policies across the company. Moreover, customers can control and track the internal users, customers, and partners that have access to company data, which protects sensitive information and helps companies address government regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley."

As customers are transforming their businesses to be delivered on a service oriented architecture, the need to simplify business process integration with partners and suppliers becomes critical -- identity management with federation using open standards delivers the flexibility, agility and security for companies to simplify business process integration.

IBM's Tivoli security software helps prevent unauthorized access to valuable customer, employee and business data and facilitates compliance with corporate security policy and regulatory requirements. It is part of IBM's portfolio of service management software, which automates some of the most challenging processes associated with managing a complex IT environment. These include managing storage devices, and deploying new software releases and patches. The software helps customers fight rising IT costs, manage constant change and meet the demand to stay competitive in the marketplace.

For more information on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management, visit http://www.gartner.com.

For more information on IBM Tivoli, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management, 2H06" by Ray Wagner, October 13, 2006. (2) Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, IH06" by Robert L. Witty, Ant Allan and Ray Wagner, April 25, 2006. (3) Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, 1H06" by Mark Nicolett, Amrit T. Williams and Paul E. Proctor, May 12, 2006. (4) Gartner, "Market Share: Web Access Management, Worldwide, 2005" by Nicole S. Latimer-Livingston, August 8, 2006.

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