RSA acquires IAM vendor Aveksa

RSA parent EMC has completed the acquisition of identity and access management (IAM) vendor Aveksa.

According to RSA, this will enable it to manage user lifecycles and access across enterprise and cloud environments, providing its customers with secure access to applications from within the enterprise or the cloud regardless of the location or device used.

The move will also see Aveksa's solution for on-premise and software-as-a-service systems aligned with RSA's intelligence-driven security strategy.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aveksa will operate within the RSA security division as part of its identity trust management product group.

Art Coviello, RSA executive chairman and executive vice president of EMC, said: “Today's enterprises face significant challenges around IAM. The adoption of cloud-based IT infrastructures and the pervasive use of mobile means that security organisations are being asked to secure and provide access to assets they don't own, manage or control.

“Without the deep intelligence able to provide insight into what users should and should not have access to, traditional tools that simply automate IAM leave organisations exposed to the risk of excessive privilege, data breaches and regulatory non-compliance. Together, RSA and Aveksa see tremendous opportunity to help our customers overcome these IAM challenges.”

Vick Vaishnavi, CEO of Aveksa, said: “We are excited about joining the RSA team and the strategic alignment between our organisations. Together with RSA, we can continue our journey to adaptive identity management that addresses today's ever-evolving access challenges. We will continue to provide our customers and the broader market with best-in-class solutions that reduce business risk and enable efficient operations.”

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