BAE Systems Leverages Trusted Partnership with CSC to Manage Identity-Related Risks
- We were challenged to provide seamless access to seven applications with multi-logon authentication.
- Our enabling technologies and organizational framework allowed us to accept identity credentials that were maintained by BAE Systems.
- We established trust and provided access for 35,000 users during a transformation engagement.
- BAE Systems’ users now have seamless access to seven on-line applications.
The Extension of Access
Enterprises today are being asked to extend access to applications and information resources to greater numbers of individuals — including partners, suppliers and customers — even as they face the critical need to improve security, streamline operations and reduce costs. Many are finding the management of large numbers of external identities difficult and expensive. Furthermore, regulatory requirements have intensified the need to control access to systems and data. Federated Identity Management (FIM) has emerged as a compelling security strategy in today’s distributed business environment.
BAE and CSC
BAE Systems, a leader in the aerospace and defense industry, faced similar challenges and turned to CSC to implement identity federation as a way of managing identity-related risks. CSC was tasked to provide an identity federation environment to enable easier integration with partners and suppliers.
CSC’s Federated Identity Management for BAE Systems
“Identity management is a challenge for enterprises and in the aerospace and defense industry it is of critical concern. CSC not only addressed these concerns but also enhanced user experience and extended our internal and external identity management capability.” — Nick Walker, Head of Customer Engagement, Enterprise IT Services, BAE Systems