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A recent CA IAM TechValidate survey shows that 78% of customers say that CA IAM is supporting their digital transformation efforts. Rob Blucker, IT Director with Everence Financial remarked, "CA Single Sign-On (formerly SiteMinder) has significantly simplified securing our environment." But don't just let me tell you, check out the survey results and find out for yourself.

In addition to over 100 known fixes, we have 3 significant new features now available:


1. Windows authentication directly into Office 365 for Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, and Lync. 

This feature further enhances our Office 365 integration and gets CA SSO to do the last Office 365 use case that may

have prevented organizations for using SSO to do SSO into Office 365.  (Did you know that inside of CA, when you launch

Outlook from your desktop, Outlook is authenticating into Office 365?) Now CA Single Sign-On enables this seamless

SSO completely eliminating the need for ADFS.


2. Ability to have a single IIs server that hosts multiple websites have different agent settings for each website. 

This has been a long asked for feature from our accounts that use a single large IIs server to host multiple websites, it
reduces Cost of ownership for accounts using this configuration and reduces complexity. 


3. Ability to turn off “Authorized” calls from the Web Agent to the policy server.  Typically each request made to a web server results

in the web agent asking the policy server if the user is authorized to access the page.  Some customers view this as extra “chattiness”

in the environment that adds overheard to the SSO solution.  This is necessary if you are doing page level authorization to different

types of users, but for many applications our customers are writing policies that say “if you are authenticated you are allowed  access”.

This feature will allow those applications that use such an authorization policy to remove the extra authorization calls.

The latest NPS survey is now available for Single Sign-On users who would like to provide input on your experience with the product. Customer feedback is one of the most important tools we use to advise product development. In addition to product management, your feedback is immediately accessible by CA executive management  who are always looking to improve your experience.  If you would like to complete this short survey, please go here:]


Thank you.


Monique Lucey

Director, Single Sign-On Product Marketing