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Goodyear signs on to use Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has selected Courion Corp.'s Enterprise Provisioning Suite solution to deliver identity and access management capabilities for users accessing the company's geographically-distributed IT resources.

Goodyear selected Courion based on the solution's functionality, manageability and total cost of ownership, according to Jim O'Neil, director, IT security and controls at Goodyear.

"The ability to create connectors and workflows using the product's configuration capabilities instead of java coding was a key differentiator," he says. Courion's strategic partnership with EMC Corp. also was considered an advantage "given Goodyear's existing long-term relationship with the vendor."

The project, which began in October 2007, is being implemented in three phases. The first phase involves simplifying password management to increase employee productivity and reduce help desk costs associated with password resets.

The second phase consists of automating user provisioning and de-provisioning to ensure that employees have access appropriate for their jobs. In the third phase, Courion will help Goodyear address compliance, auditing and role management.

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