Merck Optimizes Compliance and IT Security Using CA Technologies Solutions

By Ca Technology, PRNE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Single Sign-On and Security Automation Support Compliance and Simplified IT Management

MORGES, Switzerland and DARMSTADT, Germany, January 26, 2011 - The pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck KGaA has opted for security
solutions developed by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA). The solutions help
simplify procedures associated with the adherence to compliance-related
policies while saving cost, optimizing identity and access management, and
simultaneously increasing system security - all of which further simplify IT

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Several thousand employees as well as numerous customers and business
partners require access to Merck's various IT systems. To ensure that no one
has their work impeded and that processes do not come to a standstill, access
must always be managed in real time. Given an existing heterogeneous IT
infrastructure, Merck chose to implement a company-wide Web Single Sign-On
solution combined with a centralized Identity and Access Management system.
They pave the way for expansion and adaptation to additional technologies
such as Role Management and SOA architectures. CA SiteMinder provides a
security infrastructure for companies whereby Merck can grant its customers
and business partners access to Web applications as well as Web sites - in a
secure and efficient manner.

The CA Technologies security solutions control access to systems and
applications across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

In addition, CA Audit performs compliance verification and ensures
adherence to various compliance-related policies and legal regulations. CA
Role and Compliance Manager helps to efficiently identify roles, certify
authorizations automatically, and set up cross-system policies to ensure the
compliance of identities. These measures decrease costs associated with IT
operations and adherence to compliance directives.

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company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and
distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT
environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA
Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control
essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the
Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT
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