RSA Announces the Availability of RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance 7.0 Release

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RSA announces the availability of the RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance (RSA Via L&G) version 7.0 release.  This major release contains numerous product improvements as summarized below.  Please reference the Release Notes for additional information about the contents of this release (https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10878).


Product improvements included in this major release:

Resiliency & Effectiveness
We have made exciting improvements by designing RSA Via L&G to ensure that all access changes have a verifiable audit trail of validation, so that customers can automatically verify that any new access has been properly requested and approved. In addition to ensuring people gain the access they need and access is compliant with policy, this process helps improve organizationsÕ cybersecurity as well. With this capability, customers can now break the cyber attack chain by detecting and responding to malicious actors who are granting themselves new privileges through a compromised account. Additionally, there is a ""circuit breaker"" capability which allows the ability to detect unexpected large changes during collection and hold these collections for analysis prior to processing allowing for less errors downstream and more business productivity.

Enterprise Scalability and Performance Improvement
With the 7.0 release, we improve the way that customers attain continuous compliance while improving business efficiency. With this release specifically, improved data collection performance helps enable near-real-time visibility into user access rights - closing the loop faster for both faster delivery of authorized access to business users, and faster detection and remediation of inappropriate access. Additionally, we have improved and streamlined our high availability clustering and disaster recovery capabilities, delivering continuous uptime to support an automated identity lifecycle in global organizations.

Integration to the Security Ecosystem
RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance 7.0 integrates with other products within RSA and strengthens customersÕ abilities to manage identities and risk. RSA Via L&G is engineered to work with RSA Via Access to provide governance policies and processes for user authentication rights. RSA Via L&G is built to also integrate with RSA Archer Governance Risk and Compliance. RSA Archer GRC is designed to communicate risk levels with RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance, which can then be used to affect elements such as access review frequency and access request approval processes. RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance can also share the results of access reviews and policies with RSA Archer GRC, demonstrating proof of compliance with regulatory controls



DETAILS

Key Product Changes in RSA Via L&G 7.0

As identified in previous SCOL Notes published in May and July, there are several key product changes that customers should be aware of as they plan to upgrade to this new release.  The following changes that are included as part of this major RSA Via L&G release:

   -  Database upgrade from Oracle 11.x Standard Edition(SE) to Oracle 12c Enterprise Edition (EE)
   -  Deprecation of support for earlier Internet Explorer (IE) versions
   -  Deprecation of support for original Aveksa Security Model
   -  Deprecation of Identity Collector (IDC) groups
   -  Rejection of duplicate entitlements
   -  Rejection of cyclic groups
   -  Significant role data collector changes

Reference the Release Notes and earlier SCOL Notes that include additional details on these product changes.

    -  Release Notes:  https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10878

    -  Previous SCOL Note: https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10870


RSA Via Product Branding Changes

In July, we announced that RSA Identity Management and Governance (IMG) has been rebranded to RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance (RSA Via L&G).  This followed the April announcement for RSA Via (http://rsavia.com/ ), the smart identity solution that protects from endpoint to cloud.  RSA Via L&G are crucial pillars of this solution.  And, as an IMG customer (now RSA Via L&G customer), you are already a part of the Via family.

The SCOL Note published in July on this topic covers many of the questions you might have on this product branding change.  (https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10849)

Migration Utility Available

RSA provides a migration utility which enables you to generate reports that list issues with your current configuration and provide guidance on how to resolve those issues.  You must use the migration utility to assess the impact to your system and, if necessary, modify collectors and data before you perform an upgrade.  If no action is taken the migration will then remove all problem data that is found in these areas.

The Migration Utility is available on SCOL at the RSA Via Lifecycle & Governance 7.0 Migration Utility page (https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10844 ).  Also posted at that location is a document providing instructions on installation and use of the migration report.


RECOMMENDATION:
RSA strongly recommends that customers upgrade to this latest release.


OBTAINING SOFTWARE & DOCUMENTATION:

Customers can obtain the documentation and software for this release by downloading them from SecurCare Online (SCOL). (https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com)

To download the RSA Via L&G 7.0 documentation, including Release Notes, please access the ""RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance 7.0"" product documentation page (https://knowledge.rsasecurity.com/scolcms/set.aspx?id=10878).  This is accessible under the ""RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance"" product page.

To download the RSA Via L&G 7.0 software, after logging into SCOL, you can select the ""My Support"" link at the top of the page or the ""Version Upgrades"" link on the RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance product page.  On either of these pages you will be presented with a list of products that you are entitled to based on the RSA products you have purchased. Select the appropriate license link to access the available RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance software downloads. If you do not have this license in your list of products, then please contact RSA Customer Support.


          RSA Customer Support: https://community.rsa.com/community/rsa-customer-support
         RSA Via L&G Version Upgrades link:  https://community.rsa.com/community/products/identity/rsa-via-lifecycle-and-governance




Join the RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance Community

Use the RSA Via L&G Community to interact with your peers, other RSA Via L&G users, implementation partners and RSA consultants. You can post comments, ask questions, or answer questions that others have posted.  Whether you are a brand new customer of RSA Via L&G, or have been using the product for years, we believe that youÕll find this private community to be valuable.

The RSA Via L&G Community is a private community and is only available to RSA Via L&G clients, partners and internal RSA staff.  To join the RSA Via L&G Community, please complete the following steps:
1.  Register an account on the EMC Community Network (ECN): https://developer-content.emc.com/login/register.asp
2. Complete the RSA IMG Access Request form. This is a one-time only event that allows your account to access the RSA Via L&G Community. Please ensure you add in your partner or client name, so we can confirm who you are. https://developer-content.emc.com/email/request-rsa-img.htm

Link: https://community.emc.com/community/connect/rsaxchange/rsa-img





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