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CA Positioned In Leaders Quadrant For Web Access Management


ISLANDIA, N.Y., October 19, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced it has been positioned in the leaders quadrant in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management, 2H06” report.* Gartner positions vendors in the magic quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

According to Gartner, the Web access management (WAM) marketplace has recently exhibited better than expected growth—near 10%. Gartner applies the term “’Web access management’ to access control products that provide centralized authentication and authorization capabilities for Web-delivered applications.” Gartner predicts that by “2011, 50% of Global 2000 organizations will use centralized access control repositories for at least 70% of all enterprise applications (0.7 probability).”

CA’s Web access management product, eTrust SiteMinder, combines traditional Web access management capabilities with identity federation and strong authentication management as part of a highly scalable and proven architecture. eTrust SiteMinder is a key component of CA’s IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution which also includes identity administration, user provisioning, enterprise single sign-on, user directory, and Web services security. This integrated solution helps to reduce IT costs, control and reduce overall security risk, and enable regulatory compliance by centrally managing users and their access to assets across a broad range of platforms and systems—including mainframe, distributed, Internet and mobile infrastructures.

“Web access control is a critical component of any security architecture—but it must also be implemented as part of a larger IAM strategy, so that the efficiency and integrity of security operations are not compromised by fragmented management,” said Toby Weiss, senior vice president and general manager of CA’s Security Management Business Unit. “By offering best-of-breed Web access management functionality as an integrated component of a comprehensive IAM solution, CA uniquely enables customers to effectively and efficiently address both their Web security requirements and their larger security management challenges.”

* Gartner Research, “Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management, 2H06,” Ray Wagner, October 13, 2006.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted October 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit


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