IBM upgrades Tivoli Access Manager

Upgrade is designed to offer automatic auditing capabilities.

Dawn Kawamoto Former Staff writer, CNET News
Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.
Dawn Kawamoto

IBM on Friday unveiled its Tivoli Access Manager version 6.0, which features updated auditing capabilities. The product automatically monitors and reports back to IT administrators which employees, partners and customers are accessing company applications and whether they are entitled to gain access to that specific application.

The Tivoli upgrade also gathers the data in a centralized location and is designed to automatically generate compliance reports. The companies submit these reports to federal regulators as part of mandated requirements, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.