How IBM Security Directory Suite works

Flexible directory consolidation

IBM Security Directory Suite enables the creation of an authoritative identity data infrastructure that can accelerate the deployment of critical business on demand applications such as identity management, access management and portal solutions. It facilitates quick and effective integration of data residing in heterogeneous directories, databases, files, collaborative systems, and applications, while federating authentication to the original data sources.

Virtual appliance form factor

The virtual appliance facilitates quick deployment, simplified maintenance and easy upgrades. It frees organizations from the hassles of managing a complex application software and database stack to focus instead on enabling business with a robust identity platform.

Scalable directory backbone

Security Directory Suite scales from small to large deployments and supports hundreds of millions of entries using IBM DB2 technology and a built-in proxy-server. It supports 24x7 availability with robust replication abilities including the ability to configure multiple master copies.

Simplified cloud integration

The solution simplifies user management in cloud-based applications and services through SCIM support. It supports the necessary create, read, update and delete (CRUD) operations through a Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interface (API), and takes advantage of your existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for additional programming.

Flexible, automated data manipulation

With Security Directory Suite, you can facilitate data migration and transformation to other file formats and synchronization between two or more systems, while supporting scheduled synchronization with event-driven workflow. It eliminates the need to modify existing systems by applying integration on top of existing resources.

Intelligent search and social networking capabilities

Intelligent White Pages search capabilities are combined with social networking features to provide a ready-to-use, social network-enabled application. You can easily look up contact information, pictures, organizational charts and more.

In-depth user insight

Security Directory Suite integrates with IBM QRadar SIEM for advanced auditing and offers visibility into developing threats and compliance requirements. It provides sample reporting on objects, groups and users based on IBM Cognos software.

Technical details

Software requirements

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    Hardware requirements

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