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Tech Brief

Delivering Security as a Dial Tone

Traditional identity and access management (IAM) products do not address the important "last mile" in enterprise security – the utilization of identity by applications. Instead, authorization was often implemented in the code for each application. This approach has serious drawbacks.

Quest One Authorization Policy Server (APS) offers a better approach to enterprise security by eliminating the need to write security-related code in applications. With APS, organizations can easily change business rules, swap authentication sources or eliminate certain directories without modifying their applications or interrupting the business. Administrators enjoy a simple, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across applications, and auditors can easily get the reports that they need to satisfy any regulatory requirement. This technical brief explains how.