SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases, has chosen identity management company Avatier as its provider of identity management and access governance solutions.

Avatier will take over for Aegerion's previous vendor, Quest, acquired by Dell in 2012. "Companies that strive for revolutionary medical breakthroughs require an equally cutting-edge identity management solution provider, and we're immensely excited to be at the service of Aegerion," commented Nelson Cicchitto, Founder and CEO of Avatier. "Gartner, which consistently names Avatier in the Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration, evaluates the aptitude of an IT firm based on its completeness of vision and its ability to execute. Our commitment to this type of inclusive and quality service is evident not only via our best-in-class customer base, but also through our ability to offer a stronger product than names like Dell/Quest. Avatier is the premier brand for innovative IAM solutions."

Avatier will provide Aegerion with its Password Management, PM Client Interface Pak and SMS features. Avatier's SMS self-service password reset and Password Credential Provider -- software that lets users reset forgotten passwords prior to log-on from the privacy and convenience of their workstation's log-on screen -- proved better suited for Aegerion's needs than alternatives offered by the competition.

Aegerion was founded in 2005 in Cambridge, Mass., and went public in 2010. Aegerion's management team, board and scientific advisors are leaders in their respective fields focused on research, development, commercialization and treatment of debilitating and fatal orphan diseases.

About Avatier
Avatier is the identity management company designed for business users. We automate and unify enterprise operations by standardizing business processes with an IT store. Our IT service catalog creates a single system of record for access requests and IT audit.

Our easily extensible identity management system lowers operational costs and provides corporate governance visibility. Avatier automates workflow and compliance reviews to reduce IT governance risks.

Founded in 1997, Avatier is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, London, Munich, Singapore, Dublin and Sydney. Our products operate globally for customers like Marriott, DHL, Halliburton, Starbucks and hundreds more. For more information, please visit and follow @Avatier on Twitter.