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Siemens joins the SAP Global Security Alliance


Munich, Mar 23, 2006, Siemens Communications and SAP have announced their collaboration in the field of Identity Management and IT Security within the framework of the Global Security Alliance. Membership in the Global Security Alliance, which was founded by SAP Consulting in March 2005, includes leading vendors of security and risk management solutions. By sharing reference projects and through the integratability of their technologies, Alliance members can be faster than in the past in offering their customers wall-to-wall solutions.

Siemens Identity Management automates the authorization process and monitoring of access rights, e.g. for the utilization of SAP solutions as well as the third-party applications provided on the SAP NetWeaver portal. The Identity Management solution from Siemens, the SAP-NetWeaver platform, the mySAP ERP business suite and the SAP R/3 applications interoperate harmoniously with one another.

In heterogeneous infrastructures, the Siemens solution integrates applications like Microsoft .NET, IBM WebSphere or the Siemens realtime communication systems independently of a portal.

SAP and Siemens are intercoordinating their Identity Management products and are using them in-house on an alternating basis. In addition to product development and integration, the collaboration also includes the implementation of projects at customers from the industrial, government and healthcare sectors. The offerings including consulting, training and certification.

Siemens Communications

The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros.

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