Attain Insight Security 4X is a centralized security administration and compliance reporting solution, purpose-built to handle complex enterprise security requirements across the full suite of IBM Business Analytics products including: IBM Cognos Analytics, BI, Planning Analytics, TM1, Framework Manager, Transformer, and other products that use LDAP or Microsoft Active Directory.  Security 4X ensures that information is accessible only to those authorized, and all changes to security are tracked, leaving you fully compliant with industry standards for both compliance reporting and security policy management including ITIL, ISO/IEC 27002, NIST 800-53r4 and ITSG-33 Annex 4a.

  • Centralize and simplify security administration
  • Reduce administrative burden by at least 90%
  • Ready-made data security audit and compliance reports for quick insights

Organize Key Tasks and Reduce the Risk of Vulnerabilities

  • Efficiently manage large groups and memberships within my Namespaces
  • Control custom views, dimensions, and measures across data and capabilities
  • Quickly create group-based filters and limit which folders, tables, and columns that user can access
  • Manage object access for thousands of users across all IBM Business Analytic components
  • Provide audit reporting visibility into "Who has access to what?" and "When did the grant occur?

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  • Functional details

    1. Content Security: Centrally secure folders, documents, data connections, database tables and other IBM

    2. Data Security: Secure dimensional data sources such as PowerPlay Cubes or TM1; also enables users to use one or more hierarchies to define and assign security

    3. Policy Management: WebGrant, Web-based Group Membership Administration: Self-administer which users belong to which permission groups

    4. Authorized User: Application Access Control to authorize or remove users and manage password change processes

    5. License Management: Entitlement Utilization Standalone Protected B / ITSG-33 audit reporting on content security and Directory Service activity

  • Business problem

    Business problem: need to determine risk exposure or whether or not you are compliant with your organization’s privacy policies or with industry regulation (i.e. prevention)

    S4X covers:

    • What security is applied, and to what objects, including the permissions applied to any given role
    • Who applied the security and when
    • All users and or those removed from any group or role, when and by whom 

  • Business opportunity

    Reduce IT Workload

    Do your Cognos Administrators spend countless hours managing user access and password changes?

    Provisioning and de-provisioning users is one of the biggest organizational costs to worker productivity. The Security 4X WebGrant module is a web-based administration portal that significantly reduces IT workload by allowing business administrators to independently add and remove users from groups and delegate authority.  It also comes with its own reporting package to provide visibility and traceability on all membership changes.

    Ideal for License Management

    And as an enterprise solution governing authorized user access to applications, Security 4X is ideal for named user license management. It includes expiry notice management, business side account locking/enablement, and standardized sign-ons. Manage user access lifecycle from enablement, through password changes (including certificates or other multi-factor authentication methods) using customizable email templates with end-user choice of language. Note: Directory server synchronization and full access lifecycle audit and compliance reports are also included.


  • Return on investment

    A company was paying $125,000/year for Cognos administration to manage group memberships and user access to reports.  Security 4X WebGrant, which allows business administrators to independently add and remove users from groups and delegate authority, proved immediate savings of $100,000, decreasing IT-workload and increasing business productivity by 90%.

    A manufacturer sought to implement security across their relational reporting with more than 2,500 distinct security policies. The company estimated implementing this manually would require 1.5 million steps (208 days). In one day, security was applied across five hierarchies with no errors. Undisclosed savings.


  • Competitive advantage

    Security 4X is a robust single-user interface for all IBM Cognos Analytics Software offering:

    • Centralized access to create and manage security policies for content, data, and metrics

    • Compliance reporting and full audit trail of all changes to BI security

    • A modular approach for ease of policy management such as: data security, audit, content security, and namespace management

    • The confidence and ability to create SLAs for both IT and Business based on predictable scheduled updates to production environments

    • A consistent methodology for the implementation of complex security initiatives — ensuring policy consistency across multiple environments, such as Development, QA, and Production

    • Membership management delegation by business users

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Cross Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Healthcare Industry

  • Solution areas

       Finance and Administration
       Regulatory Compliance
       Security & Surveillance
    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
          Data Mining
          Data Warehousing
          Fraud Management

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

  • Available from these resellers

    Attain Insight Solutions Inc.
       463 Ancaster Ave.
       Ottawa ,  Ontario   K2B 5B6
     Contact name Ron Carson
       Phone 6132350200 Ext. 107
       Fax 8884158001

  • Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    Apr 20, 2017 Education
    Oct 12, 2018 Education

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       System x
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • Services

    IBM Application Security Services
    IBM Cloud security consulting – Cloud security assessment
    IBM Data Security Services for endpoint data protection
    IBM Information Protection Services
    IBM Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Services
    IBM Software Support Services
    IBM Solution Support Services

  • Software

    IBM Information Management

  • Cloud services

    Cloud Capability

Date last modified:    Oct 15, 2018


Contact information

Stephanie Kajenski
613-235-0200 Ext. 113


Attain Insight Solutions Inc.
463 Ancaster Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 5B6

+1 613 2350200

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