A10 Networks Helps University Simplify Identity and Password Management
A10's ID Series Appliance Unifies and Ensures Accuracy for Tokyo Zokei University with Centralized User Account Management
SAN JOSE, CA. - February 2, 2009 -- A10 Networks® today announced that Tokyo Zokei University with around 2,000 students and 350 faculty and staff successfully deployed A10's ID Series network identity management appliance to simplify user account management. Tokyo Zokei University employs several data stores like Microsoft Active Directory, Apple Open Directory, RedHat Linux and Sun Solaris to make user changes as they occur. However a manual update process resulted in complicated tasks because the operations of each system are different. To solve the problem, Tokyo Zokei University evaluated solutions from A10, and four other vendors, and chose A10's ID Series.
A10's ID Series provides Tokyo Zokei University an automatic simplified user account management solution through centralized provisioning. Four primary factors made ID Series lead the pack:
- Hardware appliance based solution for ease of deployment with no impact to existing systems
- All existing systems supported (Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Solaris)
- End users can change their own passwords, and can reset them
- User account information in each system can be listed on a single screen and synchronized
"Tokyo Zokei University now has a system in place that ensures we can update user accounts across multiple systems even though they operate independently," said Mr. Koichi Taguchi, Manager of System Section for Tokyo Zokei University. "A10's ID Series appliances offer a comprehensive amount of functionality and high-performance platform for the best price on the market today. Our user account management issues have been solved effectively."
To further extend the return on investment (ROI), additional ID Series core module components available to Tokyo Zokei University at no additional charge include:
- User Self-Service Web Portal for Password Management: empowers users to reset passwords based on answering reset questions, or change passwords to multiple disparate systems when a primary password is entered.
- Enterprise RADIUS Authentication Server: allows authentication to multiple backend data stores for authentication consolidation.
- Identity Tracking with IP-to-ID: resolves IP or MAC addresses to user identity, aiding resolution of network and security issues instantly.
- Reporting to check password update information for each user.
"The ID Series appliances offer an easy-to-use centralized user ID and password management system for Tokyo Zokei University," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "ID Series ensures customers have accurate user ID and password updates across multiple data stores automatically. We are pleased with the successful deployment of our ID Series to improve Tokyo Zokei University's efficiency."
ID Series: Network Identity Management
ID Series is the industry's only network identity management appliance delivering integrated features that resolve IP addresses to user identity (IP-to-ID) instantly, simplify user password management with the User Self Service Web Portal, centralize user account management, and enhance RADIUS authentication and access control. The ID Series IP-to-ID Service has earned the company numerous awards, enterprise deployments and technical partnerships. A10 Networks markets ID Series through resellers, with technical partners such as RSA (a division of EMC) and the IP-to-ID Enabled partnerships with technical partners such as TippingPoint, Lancope, WildPackets, RetiCorp and FireScope.
To read the full case study on Tokyo Zokei University's successful ID Series deployment, please visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-TokyoZokei.pdf
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.
About Tokyo Zokei University
Tokyo Zokei University is a graduate university with 2000 students and 350 faculty and staff.