) recently announced that one of the leading providers of
automated mobile workforce management and service optimization
) has selected CA's identity and access management (IAM)
solutions to secure its cloud-based offering.
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ClickSoftware's solutions enable the dispatch and management of
field service technicians to customer locations, through real
time communication and scheduling.
ClickSoftware will henceforth use CA's IdentityMinder, SiteMinder
and SiteMinder Federation. IdentityMinder helps to manage user
identities thereby providing timely and appropriate access to
applications and data services. CA SiteMinder provides single
sign-on (SSO) and web access management, which meets growing
business needs with ultimate flexibility and security.
This deal will also help ClickSoftware to secure and authorize
user access to its cloud.
Earlier this month, CA extended its IAM suite with the launch of
XSpectra, which combines CA CloudMinder and Mycroft's security
operations expertise. XSpectra services enable single sign-on,
identity management & risk-based authentication along with
providing IAM functionality at lower costs.
CA reported cash from operating activities of $11.0 million in
1Q14, down from $570 million in the year-ago quarter. Cash, cash
equivalents and investments came in at $2.46 billion, down from
$2.78 billion reported in the previous quarter.
CA Inc.'s cloud expansion and restructuring initiatives remain on
track. A decent renewal rate, modest cash position and share
repurchase activities also appear encouraging. This apart,
bookings growth remains robust, supported by both North American
and International bookings. The company is also witnessing an
increase in license wins.
However, increasing competition from companies like
) and exposure to Europe remain concerns.
CA currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).