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Successfully Meet Today's Business Challenges in an Evolving IT Landscape: NetIQ

thesiliconreview-stephen-murdoch-ceo-netiq-17Today's hybrid IT infrastructures are creating new challenges for business and IT leaders. IT services are now being delivered across an increasingly fragmented combination of physical, virtual and cloud environments. These services are being accessed from an expanding number of locations, on a growing variety of devices. As a result, organizations often struggle to manage constant change, growing complexity, and organizational risk—while still embracing the business value that can be achieved by leveraging innovations like cloud computing and mobile technologies.

Bridging the old and the new

So how do you keep access to IT services simply while preventing unauthorized or risky user activity—all in the context of where and how users are connecting? That's where NetIQ comes in. The company’s  broad portfolio of solutions helps you manage the complexity of hybrid environments to ensure that the right people have the right level of access to the IT services they need, whenever they need them. With the company, you can incorporate new technologies and services more securely, faster and with less effort. And the solutions help you understand what is going on in your environment—in real time—so you can mitigate risk while still taking advantage of opportunities.

Micro Focus is a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate faster with lower risk. By applying proven expertise in software and security, it enables customers to utilize new technology solutions while maximizing the value of their investments in critical IT infrastructure and business applications. As a result, they can build, operate and secure the IT systems that bring together existing business logic and applications with emerging technologies—in essence, bridging the old and the new—to meet their increasingly complex business demands.

The identity-Powered access solutions

Your business needs immediate, easy and secure access to information. But you must balance that with access controls that secure protected information and help you meet government mandates. With Identity-Powered Access solutions, you can quickly and cost-effectively integrate Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies across local, mobile and cloud environments. The solutions use integrated identity information to create, modify, and retire identities and control their access. It also provides Identity Management, Access Management, single sign-on (SSO), access governance, identity tracking and Active Directory (AD) administration.

Bring your own cloud 

The cloud fundamentally changes the way that new IT services are rolled out. Today, it is easier than ever to turn on new services that address a wide range of business needs. So easy, in fact, that IT often doesn't even need to be involved in the transaction. However, very few organizations are going to a 100% cloud-based IT services model. That means that "hybrid IT" (a mixture of in-house resources with several cloud services) is increasingly the default arrangement for most businesses. These hybrid environments can create headaches because each environment has to be managed separately. This siloed approach to managing resources not only adds cost but also adds risk, especially when it comes to managing access to sensitive data in the cloud. It delivers Identity as a Service (IDAAS) services to help your customers manage core identity information, maintain secure access management and remain fully compliant with current and future regulations while including their on-premise and cloud resources.

Assess, diagnose and manage for better quality of service

Migrating from TDM to VoIP doesn't always meet your quality of service standards. Don't let poor call quality disrupt your business. Unified communications management requires constant vigilance. Unified communications (UC) and voice over IP (VoIP) management solutions, a part of Data Center Management, help ensure high quality of service. The company provides pre-deployment assessments, UC component monitoring, automated problem diagnostics and improvement analysis. This delivers a complete lifecycle management solution for enterprises and MSPs across Cisco, Avaya and Microsoft environments.

NetIQ eDirectory

NetIQ eDirectory is the foundation for the world's largest identity management deployments, and an integral part of Identity Manager. It provides centralized identity management, infrastructure, security and scalability to all types of applications running behind and beyond the firewall. It is a full-service, secure LDAP directory providing incredible scalability and an agile platform to run your organization's identity infrastructure and multi-platform network services. NetIQ eDirectory runs on all types of platforms—Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and more—so it's sure to integrate into your enterprise, no matter what systems you are running. Tested with not thousands or millions, but with billions of directory objects—NetIQ eDirectory can deliver the scalability and agility you need to run your enterprise no matter your size.

Business Service Management

IT Operations Management (ITOM) solutions, a part of Data Center Management, integrate service management, application management, and systems management, to give you a holistic view of your IT environment and business services. It provides application performance management (APM), IT process automation (ITPA), business service management (BSM) and systems management solutions. This improves performance and availability to keep your business running.

Envisioned to a brighter future

Stephen Murdoch, CEO: Stephen Murdoch joined the Company in November 2012 and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Micro Focus. Murdoch has a 25-year track record of success in the IT industry spanning hardware, software, and services. He has held senior executive positions in general management, sales, and strategy with IBM and Dell. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Dell's Public Sector and Large Commercial Enterprise business unit.

“We integrate service management, application management and systems management, to help you improve performance and availability”