Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager: Identity and Access Management and SafeNet Authenticators


Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) is an identity management system that allows administrators to centrally manage identities and credentials across an enterprise in order to streamline administration and facilitate the enforcement of corporate policies. Close integration with Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange Server means administrators can effectively manage credentials from a central point so that it is easier to ensure that only appropriate users have access to sensitive materials. Additionally, detailed auditing capabilities, automated full lifecycle identity administration and self-service features combine to reduce the amount of time spent on help desk calls and audit reporting. Gemalto's SafeNet HSMs and authentication solutions integrate with FIM to enhance the security operations involved in verifying and managing enterprise identities.

Gemalto's SafeNet authenticators enable FIM users to store or create private digital credentials inside a number of form factors ranging from tokens to smartcards for easy, secure and portable authentication. From the central FIM console, administrators can provision, update and de-provision the authenticators used in their enterprise. Gemalto's wide range of form factor support (including authenticators from third parties), coupled with FIM’s centralized identity management tools significantly reduces the complexity and expense of implementing and managing multi-factor authentication. Gemalto's integration strengthens an enterprise's identity verification processes to ensure that only authorized users have access to sensitive enterprise materials.

Additional Resources

Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and SafeNet Enterpise HSM Integration Guide