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Big Blue's Tivoli takes on ID theft

Tivoli Identity Manager 4.6 and services provided with partner Viisage promise to bump up security for access to corporate systems.

IBM unveiled software and services designed to help companies combat identity theft on Tuesday. Centralized reports and other new features in its Tivoli Identity Manager will let businesses manage user accounts and passwords better, Big Blue said. Version 4.6 of the software, set for release in the third quarter, also includes a new policy simulation tool to lock down access rights before processes are changed.

In the second part of the push, IBM Global Services launched added identity management services, provided with partner Viisage. The program enables companies to set up an identity verification system that uses biometrics, biographical information and third-party databases.