VMware launches Identity Manager Advanced Edition

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    VMware today announced the upcoming release of Identity Manager Advanced Edition, a type of identity management software that companies can use to control and monitor employees’ access to certain applications. Identity Manager, which includes single sign-on and a self-service app store employees can use to find and choose apps, has been bundled with VMware’s Horizon and AirWatch software since VMware first unveiled it in June. Now VMware is breaking it out into its own standalone product, dubbed Advanced Edition, Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager of desktop Products in VMware’s End-User Computing (EUC) unit, wrote in a blog post on the news.

    The new software — one of many things VMware announced at its annual VMworld conference in San Francisco — becomes available this Thursday, Sept. 3, a spokesperson told VentureBeat. It’s available as a cloud service for $96 per user per year, and as on-premises software will cost $96 per user for a perpetual license, service, and support, the spokesperson wrote.