Common identity is an important tool in ensuring your users have appropriate access to corporate information. Without an efficient method of establishing and maintaining a common identity across complex heterogeneous systems, significant challenges arise. These can include high help-desk costs for password resets and smart card deployment, loss of
productivity as users struggle to access the resources they need, and serious risk to the business due to noncompliance with internal and external regulations.
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 helps you resolve these issues by providing self-service identity management for your users, automated lifecycle management across heterogeneous platforms for your administrators, and a rich policy framework for enforcing corporate security policies and detailed audit capabilities.
FIM 2010 R2 integrates new functionality through the Microsoft BHOLD suite to provide role-based access control and allow administrators to review access rights continually across the organization. The FIM 2010 R2 release also adds an improved self-service password reset experience, along with performance, diagnostic, and reporting improvements.