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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Symantec Directory
Symantec Directory Technology

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Description: CA Directory and Layer 7 is now Symantec Directory from Broadcom which is a directory server that provides a standards-based distribution and replication model. It is based on the X500 directory standards which supports LDAP v2 and v3 Internet Protocol Standards. It is an information management service that provides a consistent way to name, describe, locate, access, manage and secure information about people, resources, and systems. The users of the directory can read and modify information based on their assigned levels of permissions.

Symantec Directory is formerly known as Layery7 Directory and CA Directory.

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The product has been evaluated and is a component of the VA enterprise Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution currently in place. Questions regarding the use of this technology or integration with the current strategy may be directed to the IAM team mail group `IAM PMO`.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.12
Decision Date: 12/22/2023 at 20:35:42 UTC
Aliases: Directory service; CA Directory; Layer 7
Introduced By:
Vendor Name: Broadcom
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/22/2023 at 20:35:42 UTC).