American Security Today, or AST, provides “coverage of breaking issues facing modern security professionals on the local, county, state and federal levels. That coverage includes “security products, resources and training initiatives for addressing today’s real threats,” and “technologies for creating proactive, integrated & coordinated objectives to keep pace with today’s growing challenges.”

In 2016, AST launched the “ASTORS,” the AST Homeland Security Awards. These awards are designed to recognize vendors that provide innovative solutions to address the evolving homeland security threats on which AST focuses. This year, for the first time, Ivanti is an ASTOR Award winner.

Ivanti Identity Director was honored with a Platinum Award for Best Identity Management Solution. That offering is based on the former RES ONE Identity Director, which became Ivanti Identity Director when RES Software became part of the Ivanti family in July. Ivanti Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Phil Richards proudly accepted the award at a ceremony held during ISC East, the International Security Conference & Exposition, in New York City earlier this month.

The ASTOR judges doubtless noted the same advantages that convinced Identity Director users. The solution combines attribute-based, policy-driven identity and access management with automated provisioning, workflows, ease of use, and rapid time to success. Ivanti Identity Director delivers the right apps and resources to each authorized user. It also improves IT efficiency, streamlines onboarding and offboarding, and gives the insight and visibility needed to reduce risk and ensure compliance standards are met.

Secure Your Environment. Manage Your Endpoints. With Ivanti.

A user’s identity is central to many aspects of enterprise IT.  But technology trends like cloud and mobile have complicated IT’s ability to manage identities and access, and introduce new challenges around employee productivity. Without an automated way to manage identities, IT has a difficult time enforcing complex access policies within hybrid environments.  With Ivanti Identity Director, workers get the right levels of access based on their identity. Ultimately, Ivanti Identity Director can improve IT’s abilities to enable worker productivity and mitigate security and compliance risks.

Read the Ivanti blog post “Identity Steers IT Operations. Take the Journey with Ivanti.” You’ll learn more about the role identity management can play in managing and securing your IT environment, and get a link to a report from Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) on endpoint management, compliments of Ivanti.

Identity Director is but one of the many solutions Ivanti offers for effective management and control of your users’ applications, devices, and privileges. As recommendations by experts at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), and elsewhere agree, endpoint management, along with effective patch management, can greatly improve your cybersecurity. And Ivanti can help you improve patch management for your users’ endpoints and your data center servers.

Explore our solutions online. Then, get in touch, and let’s work together to improve the security and management of your IT environment. Who knows? Maybe you’ll nominate Ivanti for one or more ASTOR Awards in 2018.