Quest Software Expands Provisioning To SharePoint And SAP Solutions

New ActiveRoles Quick Connect versions include support for Microsoft SharePoint, SAP Solutions and password synchronization

March 3, 2010

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SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Mar 02, 2010 RSA Conference 2010 " Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) has updated Quest' ActiveRoles' Quick Connect, its optional set of add-on solutions to ActiveRoles Server that provide cross-platform provisioning and deprovisioning for automated identity, password and access synchronization. The new versions include support for Microsoft SharePoint, SAP Solutions and password synchronization. ActiveRoles Quick Connect is a central component of Quest' One Identity Solution, which provides heterogeneous identity and access management capabilities.

Securing Isolated SharePoint Sites

In some instances, SharePoint sites containing sensitive corporate data have been created by employees outside of the IT department. SharePoint is managed separately from Active Directory, and these isolated sites can create major security concerns for an organization. The new SharePoint integration in Quick Connect helps with this use case by providing unmanaged sites a clear migration path to an IT-managed state through Active Directory integration. In addition, it enables IT to provision user access in real time, extend access certification reviews to SharePoint site owners and provide optional policies to disable groups.

Provisioning SAP

Many enterprise organizations rely on Active Directory and SAP to manage users' identities. ActiveRoles Quick Connect takes the next step for further integration, enabling provisioning of SAP accounts, and offering the capability of assigning SAP roles that manage access to various SAP modules. This new integration continues to demonstrate how ActiveRoles Quick Connect automates management for IT and enhances security among systems.

Password Synchronization

Quick Connect enables IT to centrally manage identities between connected systems. More than likely, each of these systems requires separate passwords that can create security concerns, and, maintaining all of these passwords is a hassle for users and administrators alike. In this new version, Quick Connect can synchronize passwords between Active Directory and connected systems. The Quick Connect Capture Agent tracks changes that were made to user passwords in Active Directory, and then Quick Connect Sync Engine synchronizes the passwords based on this information.

"Security management continues to be a concern for IT organizations today, as end users continue to gain access to more systems," said Jackson Shaw, senior director of product management, Quest Software. "With ActiveRoles Quick Connect, we are building solutions that fill these security holes and ensure that sensitive corporate data is kept in the right hands and access is granted in an automated way."

Availability and Pricing

Quest ActiveRoles Quick Connect for Base Systems: SharePoint Integration is available now, with North American pricing beginning at $10 per enabled user (USD). Quest ActiveRoles Quick Connect for SAP Solutions is available now, with North American pricing beginning at $10 per enabled user (USD). The password synchronization is included in Quick Connect for Base Systems and is available now. More information on ActiveRoles can be found at

About Quest Software, Inc.

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