updated 6/15/2011 10:46:38 AM ET 2011-06-15T14:46:38

DETROIT, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced the availability of a new, free-to-the-public whitepaper articulating the advantages of implementing cloud-based identity management (IdM) for extended and rapidly changing workforces. The whitepaper, titled: "One Single Source of Security for the Extended Workforce," details how Covisint uniquely helps companies overcome complex identity challenges, including the accessing of confidential applications and data existing outside of the enterprise.

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Certain industries have an unusually high percentage of external users needing secure and remote access to confidential applications and data. Additionally, increasing regulatory and compliance pressures demand access to specific data and workflows for a specific period of time by extended workforces, including contract employees, joint ventures and business partnerships. This workflow complexity was previously was handled manually, but today it requires a proactive, proven and automated identity management approach--such as that offered by Covisint ExchangeLink.

To help address these challenges, the whitepaper points out the benefits of Covisint's cloud-based identity management approach, including:

  • A flexible and scalable method enabling immediate access to tools, information and applications;
  • No need for multiple passwords, saving time and frustration;
  • Assurance that the latest application developments are deployed, tracked and monitored;
  • Confidence that legislative and regulatory requirements are followed, benefiting compliance; and,
  • Better corporate control and governance capabilities.

"Controlling who has access to what systems in extended workforces--and managing it all in an automated and secure fashion--is dramatically increasing in importance, especially for industries leveraging joint ventures and quick-to-form, quick-to-dissolve partnerships," said Dave Miller, Covisint Chief Security Officer. "Organizations need to be able to rapidly ramp-up or ramp-down their resources to maximize profitability, and only a cloud-based IdM solution, such as Covisint ExchangeLink, provides this combination of flexibility, scalability and control."

The free Covisint white paper can be obtained online at energy.covisint.com.

As a pioneer in cloud computing and hosted identity management solutions, Covisint enables customers to simply and securely access relevant information and applications while also managing digital identities. Covisint enables this access via a single digital identity and sign-on across virtually any combination of internal and external systems and end user groups.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink ™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com .

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         Compuware Covisint
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