Toll Brothers, a FORTUNE 500 Company, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. The company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult and second-home home buyers and operates in 22 states.
As a leading home builder, Toll Brothers manages a large volume of sensitive financial information for its clients. Maintaining the security of this information is a top priority, as is complying with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley. Toll Brothers wanted to strengthen security with automated identity management.
With security as its top goal, Toll Brothers evaluated several identity management solutions before selecting Novell Identity Manager and Novell Access Manager®.
"We needed an identity management solution that would work across multiple platforms, including Linux and Windows," said Joe D'Agostino, Director of Systems Engineering/Operations at Toll Brothers. "With the Novell solution, we have the flexibility to connect all our systems without being bound to a single vendor."
Novell Identity Manager automatically synchronizes user identities across multiple applications, including e-mail, PeopleSoft* and Web applications. With PeopleSoft as the company's authoritative source of user information, all HR changes are automatically reflected in other applications, eliminating the need for manual updates.
Novell Access Manager provides secure authentication for Web applications, based on user information stored in Novell eDirectory. Even remote users have easy and secure access to applications, based on their roles within the company.
"Novell Access Manager protects our Web servers from hackers," said Nancy Myers, Assistant Vice President of Application Development at Toll Brothers. "It gave us the confidence to roll out PeopleSoft's Web-based employee self-service modules. With a single user ID and password, users have secure access to everything they need."
By automating identity management, Toll Brothers has reduced user management time and costs, while increasing security. With Novell Identity Manager, the IT staff can grant role-based access to ensure that employees only access authorized information.
"We would require a lot more people and a bigger budget to do what we do now with Novell," said Myers. "Novell solutions are already paying for themselves in people, software and hardware savings."
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