08.05.2014 - Press release

Beta Systems is named as a leader in the "Identity Provisioning" Leadership Compass of KuppingerCole Analysts

Berlin, Germany. 8 May 2014 – Beta Systems is named as a leader in the latest Leadership Compass “Identity Provisioning” of KuppingerCole Analysts. They confirm that Beta Systems SAM Enterprise Identity Management Suite supports a broad range of platforms, with exceptionally strong support for mainframe environments. Over the course of the last few years, Beta Systems has enhanced its functionality significantly, partially by adding components acquired or licensed from other vendors. According to the analysts, Beta Systems has managed to integrate these functions quite well and is making a lot of progress in the area of usability. Beta Systems also has started adding enhanced Access Governance and Intelligence functionality. Support for role management is rated as strong, based on long experience. Besides this, the analysts see Beta Systems as one of the few vendors offering connectors with tight application integration, allowing applications to request authorization decisions at runtime and thus enabling Dynamic Authorization Management as an integrated feature.

Beta Systems is named as “Overall Leader” as well as “Product Leader”: “Overall Leaders” are identified based on a combined rating, looking at the strength of products, the market presence, and the innovation of vendors. Beta Systems can build on a strong customer base and mature products. Product Leadership is the view where Kuppinger Cole looks specifically at the functional strength and completeness of products. Beta Systems is providing mature solutions that are well-established in the Identity Provisioning market according to the analysts. The SAM Enterprise Identity Management Suite is evaluated as a standard Identity Provisioning product covering the classical features commonly found in that market segment, like connectors to target systems, workflow functionality, and role management.

“The tight integration of all key components from provisioning to access governance and intelligence, the multitude of out-of-the-box connectors to all relevant target systems and a well-proven implementation methodology are the key reasons why Beta Systems’ IAM implementation projects are so successful”, says Arne Bassler, Director Strategy & Communication at Beta Systems Software AG.

Beta Systems at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2014
“Experienced – Reliable – Innovative” – this is the theme for Beta System’s presence at this year’s European Identity & Cloud Conference in Munich from 13.-16. May, 2014. Find out more about the risk-driven IAM solutions of Beta Systems at http://www.betasystems-iam.com.



About KuppingerCole
KuppingerCole, founded in 2004, is a leading Europe-based analyst company for identity focused information security, both in classical and in cloud environments. KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought Leadership, and a vendor-neutral view on these information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), IT Risk Management, Authentication and Authorization, Single Sign-On, Federation, User Centric Identity Management, eID cards, Cloud Security and Management, and Virtualization.

Beta Systems Software AG
For over 30 years, Beta Systems Software Aktiengesellschaft (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) has been supporting financial services, production, commerce and IT services companies operating widespread, international organizations, large IT system landscapes and complex IT processes by providing them with software products and IT solutions that automate, document and analyze IT processes in data centers and for access control. In this context, ever-increasing transaction loads, data volumes and compliance standards result in rising demands on the systems’ throughput rates, availability, traceability and security.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997 and employs around 250 staff. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany. The company, together with its 15 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, is active across the globe. More than 1,300 customers all over the world are currently operating over 3,200 installations in more than 30 countries. They employ products and solutions from Beta Systems to optimize their IT landscape and maximize security. The company is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider that generates about half of its turnover abroad.

For more information on the company and its products, visit www.betasystems-iam.com.


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Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997 and employs more than 300 staff. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany.

The company, together with its 18 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, has a strong domestic and international focus. More than 1,300 customers located in over 30 countries are running about 3,200 installations that help them optimize their IT processes. Beta Systems is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider.