HelpSystems Announces Enhancements to Centralized User Profile Management Tool

November 25, 2014

Powertech Identity Manager for IBM i 2.0 saves time and improves IBM i security by simplifying user profile management, creation, and auditing

Minneapolis, MN, November 25, 2014—Powertech, a division of HelpSystems and the leader in security solutions for IBM i servers, today announced the release of a new version of their Identity Manager user profile management tool. Identity Manager gives administrators a centralized way to create and manage user profiles on one system or even across multiple systems. It simplifies the work associated with profile management by letting administrators decide how much to manage automatically.

The latest version streamlines the process of onboarding new users and auditing profile settings. Additional options for categorizing users provide greater flexibility. Profiles can also be monitored and updated in real time.

Identity Manager lets administrators implement role-based security by specifying access rights based on job responsibilities. Users can be grouped by department, position, or other categories, allowing the profiles to be managed as a single unit.

“Role-based access control (RBAC) has become an important initiative for many organizations,” says Robin Tatam, CISM and Director of Security Technologies, HelpSystems. “Centrally managing and auditing the capability of profiles across multiple partitions throughout their lifecycle saves significant time and cost compared to manual profile management.

“Ensuring users have only the capabilities that they require is also a common regulatory mandate. If there are a large number of servers or partitions—or both—then Identity Manager is a great solution,” continues Tatam.

Customers already using PowerAdmin can upgrade to this new version to access the new enhancements. HelpSystems also offers a free, 30-day free trial of Identity Manager, which includes full product access and free support.

About PowerTech

Powertech, a division of HelpSystems, develops modular, automated security solutions for IBM i servers, helping users manage today’s compliance requirements and data privacy threats.

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions. HelpSystems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 8,700 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, Powertech, Skybot Software, AutoMate, Safestone, Bytware, ShowCase, InterMapper, CCSS, and RJS Software. Learn more at

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