NetIQ has announced the launch of the next version of its access governance suite.

According to the company, Access Governance 6 allows organisations to better manage employee access their IT systems and is designed specifically to help organisations meet their increasing compliance obligations in a cost-effective way.

It said that it can deliver access recertification, job role management, automated access request management as well as adding enhanced risk-based analysis and scoring to standard access request, access certification and role management capabilities to highlight end users who, based on their entitlements, may merit additional scrutiny or review.

Additional features include an enhanced, user configurable interface as well as broader platform, database and web server support.

Tom Crabb, manager of product marketing at NetIQ, said: “With the movement to cloud-based applications, organisations are even more challenged to attain a level of visibility and control over user access and entitlement creep, which impacts their ability to meet compliance requirements.

“AGS 6 builds on NetIQ's decades of identity lifecycle management and access governance experience and provides business owners with answers to the age-old question of ‘who has access to what' with actionable intelligence required to fully protect corporate data regardless of where it resides and  maintain compliance postures on an ongoing basis globally.”