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Report: IBM Leads Worldwide Market Share in Web Access Management Software


ARMONK, NY - 25 Aug 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has ranked IBM as the worldwide market share leader in the Web access management marketplace based on total software revenue for 2005. This is the first Gartner report on this market since 2002.

According to the independent report, IBM was the leading market share vendor in total Web access management software revenue worldwide with 41.4 percent market share in 2005. According to Gartner, total worldwide revenue for Web access management grew nearly 10 percent to $513 million in 2005.

As defined by Gartner, Web access management offers integrated identity and access management for Web-based applications, such as email and online databases. The analyst firm observed that while initial software implementations by customers were focused on managing external user access, the growing use of company portals for employee access is also driving demand for Web access management solutions to manage internal user access.

“We have seen an increased interest in identity and access management software from customers seeking to boost security around valuable company data,” said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli software. “IBM security software helps to defend against many of the top internal and external security threats facing enterprises today such as insider attacks and identity theft.”

IBM’s Tivoli security software helps prevent unauthorized access to valuable customer, employee and business data and facilitates compliance with corporate security policy and regulatory requirements. It is part of IBM’s portfolio of IT service management (ITSM) software, which automates some of the most challenging processes associated with managing a complex IT environment. These include managing storage devices, addressing IT failures and deploying new software releases and patches. The software helps customers fight rising IT costs, manage constant change and meet the demand to stay competitive in the marketplace. IBM is combining its ITSM software with business consulting and IT services to develop repeatable tools that help customers optimize their business operations.

Gartner’s Market Share Report analyzes the total software revenue for vendors in the Web access management software market. The Gartner market statistics report is entitled “Market Share: Web Access Management, Worldwide, 2005” and is authored by Nicole S. Latimer-Livingston. Gartner is a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

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