Blue Turtle, a leading South African technology management company focused on IT solutions and service management has signed a VAR partner agreement with Courion. The deal will see the two companies collaborating to provide identity and access management solutions to clients across all industries.
Courion, a prominent provider of Provisioning, Governance, and Identity & Access Intelligence solutions, has appointed Blue Turtle Technologies as a reseller of Federated Identity Management Solutions in the fast-growing Southern African market.
“The challenges facing IT organisations are not getting any easier, particularly when it comes to access,” states Nick Berents, Director of Product Marketing at Courion. “Our Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions make it possible for companies to increase the efficiency of user account provisioning and more effectively manage IT audits. Intelligent IAM continuously monitors identities, access rights, policies and user activities to identify and remediate vulnerabilities quicker. Intelligent IAM can flag unusual activity and see what human eyes could never discover.” Berents adds.
By partnering with Courion, Blue Turtle will be extending its portfolio with a solution that is renowned for its efficiency, compliance and agility. “We as Blue Turtle are very excited about our partnership with Courion and we have faith that as we work closely together we can make a great success in our region. We are finding many customers in our market that are looking for a comprehensive toolset for the governance of identities and access. With this partnership, we will be able to deliver innovative solutions to our clients, while at the same time growing the breadth of our business together,” says Avash Maharaj, Infrastructure Business Manager, at Blue Turtle.
Gartner has positioned Courion in the leaders quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration. Being positioned within the leader’s quadrant is based on a company’s ability to execute and the completeness of its vision. Gartner has recognised that Courion’s offering provides exactly these essential abilities and the company has been placed in the leaders quadrant nine times since 2007. KuppingerCole, a global analyst company headquartered in Europe focusing on information security and IAM, has recognized Courion as a leader in product features, innovation and market reach in its 2014 Leadership Compass for Identity Provisioning.
“We are pleased to be working with Blue Turtle, a value added reseller with a strong presence in the market, to extend our reach in South Africa,” said Nick Berents.