When you use OpenSSO Enterprise to extend your current infrastructure, you can bring together disparate identity data into a managed network identity to better serve customers, suppliers, employees, and partners.
For the enterprise, network identity enables employees who have single sign-on (SSO) capability to access disparate applications, such as benefits registration and provisioning. At the same time, network identity simplifies integration between applications, and sets security levels across all of them.
For customer management, network identity can assist in capturing customer interactions. This ensures tighter one-to-one relationships, including access to custom offerings, affinity marketing, and data mining.
For the business partner, network identity helps provide integrated enterprise relationships with reduced risk of fraudulent transactions.
Common identity infrastructures enable administrators to consolidate redundant tasks that normally occur across many applications by multiple administrators. This consolidation of administration makes it possible to consistently delegate management tasks to partners, customers, and internal company departments based on business requirements. The result is an environment that is integrated, flexible, easy to manage, and secure. Security implementations and access control rules that are typically contained within each application can be consolidated to provide centralized authentication and authorization to resources.
The transition to an intelligent applications infrastructure requires you to implement a system that incorporates access management and user management. This implementation lets you centralize the administration or management of user identity and security policy information across multiple resources and enterprise applications. You can expect to respond to the ever-changing network environments and applications with an integrated, cost-effective solution.