Tools4ever offers a combination of robust software and consulting services in the identity and access management market to educational entities.
LYNBROOK, New York – November 6, 2014 – Tools4ever, the market leader in identity and access management (IdM/IAM) solutions, announces today that is has been chosen by CIO Review (www.cioreview.com) as one of the “20 Most Promising Education Tech Service” Providers, an annual listing of 20 most promising technology companies offering education technology solutions. The positioning is based on an evaluation of Tools4ever’s offerings of a complete range of cost-effective and quick-to-implement identity management solutions in the field of user provisioning, delegation, role-based access control (RBAC), password management, single sign-on (SSO) and access management.
This annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship.
Tools4ever’s User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) offers educational institutions the ability to completely automate the user account lifecycle. By taking feeds from the student information system and human resource system, UMRA automatically creates accounts, updates, disables and eventually deletes them from Active Directory. “With connectors to a multitude of other applications, such as Google, Office 365 and Blackboard, we can also automate the user account process in these systems as well,” said Jacques Vriens, founder and CEO, Tools4ever.
Another product, Self Service Reset Password Management (SSRPM), allows educational users to reset a forgotten password without the need to call the helpdesk. Users enroll in SSRPM by providing answers to a series of customizable challenge questions, and correctly provide answers to these questions when they need to reset their password. Further, these passwords can easily be synched to other applications, such as email or eLearning systems, providing a higher level of convenience to end users.
The company has helped several educational entities better manage access to their information systems, including Fitchburg State College, a comprehensive public university committed to providing affordable education. The college, with a population of more than 6,500 students and 520 employees had more than 40,000 records in its Active Directory, including stale accounts that were no longer needed. After several attempts to delete accounts based on inactivity or accidently deleting hundreds of active users, university leaders realized they needed help. While most options they evaluated were expensive and complicated, “UMRA from Tools4ever offered a really easy solution with a phenomenal support staff,” stated Sherry Horeanopoulos, information security officer at Fitchburg State College.
With UMRA, the college saw a 75 percent reduction in time spent on managing accounts, as well as reduction in error of creating and deleting accounts.
“Tools4ever has been on our radar for some time now for stirring a revolution in education technology and we are happy to showcase them this year because of their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch technology driven solutions” said Harvi Sachar, publisher and founder of CIO Review. “Tools4ever’s solutions continued to break new ground within the past year benefiting its customers around the globe and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”
Tools4ever distinguishes itself with a no-nonsense approach and a low total cost of ownership. In contrast to comparable identity and access management solutions, Tools4ever implements a complete solution in several days rather than weeks or months. Because of this approach, Tools4ever is the undisputed identity and access management market leader with more than five million managed users. Tools4ever supplies a variety of software products and integrated consultancy services involving identity management, such as user provisioning, RBAC, password management, SSO and access management. For more information, visit www.tools4ever.com.
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CIO Review constantly endeavors to identify “the best” in a variety of areas important to tech business. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, its editors choose the best in different domains; 20 Education Tech Providers is a listing of 20 most promising education tech service providers in the U.S.