Glovia Debuts Security Manager for Enterprise Security Administration

2/2/2004 - Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu (TSE:6702) and a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order and high volume manufacturers, announced the availability of Security Manager, a module that simplifies enterprise-wide security administration.

This latest enhancement to Glovia's extended ERP system,, addresses the need for companies to control employee access to mission-critical functions quickly and intelligently. Security Manager is a Web-enabled, front-end, "plug-and-play" module that directly addresses these security needs by simplifying the definition and management of security policies. Companies that implement this functionality will also achieve several operational benefits including reduced administrative overhead, system complexity, and costs. Additionally, they will benefit from increased flexibility in defining security roles as well as improved auditing, reporting and inquiry capabilities.

Customization of security policies for each employee, a common problem with many security systems, is solved by Security Manager as it permits the deployment of fully user-definable group-based security for any number of roles within an organization. The solution also allows for individual-level, exception-based management, providing administrators with unmatched flexibility to manage security settings and allowing them to grant or restrict individual employee access to specific functionality.

Another advantage of the group-based security is that once a group's security access has been defined, any new users who are designated to that group are automatically given access based upon the group they have been assigned to, thus eliminating the need to assign security access individually to all employees. The Security Manager module also permits an activation date, so that pending hires and departures can be administrated ahead of time to avoid last minute operations and security concerns. This capability allows administrators to increase the usability of without jeopardizing overall system security.

The module includes powerful inquiry, auditing and reporting capabilities. Reports, including a full record of successful and/or unsuccessful login attempts as well as how long an employee is logged in to a particular area, are easily generated. These reports are fully customizable to show only the areas of particular concern. Security Manager also increases system security by allowing system alerts to be triggered from the security audit database. This makes it easier for administrators to customize employee access if reports are showing individuals repeatedly attempting to access restricted functionality.

"The addition of the enhanced security functionality provides Glovia users with a simple and straightforward tool for managing their enterprise-wide security," said Jerry Wills, vice president of customer solutions for Glovia International. "The tool will not only save users time and leave current functions unaffected, but it will also allow for full traceability and auditing so managers can improve system security."

About Glovia International
Glovia International, Inc., a subsidiary of Fujitsu (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6702), is one of the world's most experienced and solidly backed providers of extended ERP solutions for businesses of any size - from small and mid-sized companies to global enterprises. The powerful and flexible Glovia ERP suite,, provides for the unique needs of engineer-to-order, make-to-order, high volume and mixed-mode manufacturing environments through comprehensive, end-to-end functionality for the entire product lifecycle. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Glovia has helped manufacturers to cut costs, improve productivity, and meet customer demands for over 30 years. For more information, please visit or call (800) 223-3799.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For additional information, visit:

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