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Micro Focus first to deliver centralised security management with NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator

Micro Focus today announced the release of NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator (UPA), a first-to-market policy platform for administrators to consolidate and centralise security policies while also delivering consistent controls across the infrastructure. As a web-based console, UPA creates operational efficiencies, improves overall security posture and facilitates and supports the organisation’s journey through digital transformation while becoming more cyber resilient.

“Historically organisations faced the challenges of having to rely on siloed and disparate approaches for managing security and configuration policies. Now organisations must also navigate a rapidly shifting operational environment as a result of unforeseen adverse conditions,” said Nick Nikols, VP of Strategy and NetIQ Solutions at Micro Focus. “By utilising NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator, organisations are equipping their IT security administrators with a centralised policy management solution that orchestrates policies across disparate resources enabling their security posture to intelligently adapt to a constantly evolving threat landscape.”

The new Micro Focus NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator solution offers a unique combination of features to address the key challenges organisations face due to a lack of consistent and managed security policies, processes and awareness:

  • Policy consolidation: Improve ROI by centrally managing existing investments by extending privilege, delegation, and policy management toolsets to all managed resources.
  • Device management: Increase efficiency by centralising resources within a single pane of glass and a single identity. All policy administrators are able to continue managing specific devices without having to relinquish policy management.
  • Compliance requirements: Reduce risk by implementing consistent security controls and auditing capabilities across the entire environment.

“Universal Policy Administrator is the next-generation policy platform that security and Active Directory administrators have been requesting for many years.  UPA, a web-based console, fully supports native Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and new “universal” policies in the cloud with comprehensive reporting, auditing, and change management,” said Danny Kim, CTO at Full Armor – a Micro Focus technology partner. “UPA is built for the hybrid enterprise that needs to quickly adapt to the changing landscape of remote work, centrally manage policies across their various policy silos, and secure the proliferation of devices in the cloud.”

In the face of unprecedented global challenges and the rise of cybercrime, organisations are recognising the need to establish more resilient operations with the agility, structure, and growth-centric focus to not only weather adverse conditions but also drive sustained business performance. Micro Focus NetIQ Universal Policy Administrator enables organisations to intelligently adapt to today’s threats and is just one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers strengthen their cyber resilience.