Covisint, a Compuware Company, Named as a Leader in Independent Report for Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management

Independent Research Firm States Covisint is the "Strongest Player in Identity Management and Attestation;" Calls Company the "Granddaddy of All Cloud IAM Services"

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DETROIT, Aug. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, was among the select companies Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its July, 2012 Forrester Wave report, available here and titled: "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management, Q3 2012." In this evaluation, Covisint was cited as a cloud identity and access management (IAM) leader.

The report, which called Covisint the "granddaddy of all cloud IAM services," was written by Andras Cser and Eve Maler and stated: "Of all companies included in this Forrester Wave, Covisint has been in the market the longest (more than 10 years), has repeatable services and offers a federation protocol converter. It is the strongest player in identity management and attestation, has extensive strong authentication capabilities and provides consumer identity management."

In this Wave, Forrester measured 15 different criteria to evaluate six cloud identity and access management vendors--researching, analyzing and scoring them. The report details how well each vendor fulfills Forrester's criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help security and risk professionals select the right partner for their cloud-based IAM needs.

Forrester stated that "leaders in this market offer SaaS application access control and will continue to have a positive impact by expanding strong authentication, provisioning and attestation capabilities." Forrester also noted in the Wave report that leaders "demonstrated cloud IAM services that are based on their own intellectual property (IP) and are highly tailored to meet the requirements of cloud service access control," offering "the best capabilities for an integrated offering."

The Forrester Wave also noted how cloud IAM has the potential to: 1) support the rapid adoption of cloud apps; 2) reduce capital expenditures on IAM and the cost of staff to support it; 3) enable regulatory compliance as the enterprise extends its ecosystem; and, 4) support advanced fraud detection capabilities. Forrester rated each by scoring the strength of vendors' current offering, strategy and market presence.

"Covisint is a true cloud IAM leader: we pioneered this category and continue to maintain our leadership status, as, in our opinion, was just validated by this independent research," said David McGuffie, Covisint President and COO. "Our promise to customers remains steadfast: to innovate and continue our tradition of delivering some of the best, most valuable cloud IAM solutions and expertise available anywhere."

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint provides the leading cloud engagement platform for creating and enabling new mission-critical external business processes. Our solutions enable organizations to connect, engage, and collaborate with the critical external audiences that define their success--including customers, business partners, and suppliers. Covisint allows its clients to establish a secure, reliable, integrated presence in the cloud, and offer the kind of engaging information experiences that people everywhere have come to expect. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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