XACML Based Authorization - Considerations for an Efficient and Flexible Architecture

  • LANGUAGE: English DATE: Thursday, November 11, 2010 TIME: 17:00 CET, 11am EST
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Attribute based authorization, using XACML, is the vanguard approach for enforcing business and security policies in the 21st century. However, XACML does not live by policies alone - it consumes privilege-granting attributes from various identity sources. For this webinar, KuppingerCole have brought together pioneers in XACML and attribute management, Axiomatics and Radiant Logic respectively, to discuss architectural considerations for a standards based solution to externalize authorization. KuppingerCole´s Senior Analyst Felix Gaehtgens will interview Gerry Gebel, David Brossard (Axiomatics) and Lisa Grady (Radiant Logic) on how an XACML based authorization solution should be architected and implemented to gain the most business value.

Attribute based access control (ABAC) based on the XACML standard offers a wealth of new opportunities. Successful implementations in turn depend on efficient retrieval of attributes from the various data sources in which they are being maintained. One strength of the ABAC approach is that maintenance of privilege giving attributes can be embedded in existing business processes rather than demanding a separate layer of costly IAM bureaucracy. But again, this of course calls for robust integration with the systems used to support these business processes in ways that can support corporate governance requirements.

For this webinar, KuppingerCole has brought together two vendors from related fields who combined offer a platform addressing these key success factors: Axiomatics, a leading provider of XACML based authorization solutions, and Radiant Logic, a specialist on virtual directories and their use for identity management and enterprise information integration. Based on their experience from integrations between Axiomatics Policy Server and Radiant Logic's virtual directory, KuppingerCole will lead a discussion on architectural considerations for a standards based solution to externalize authorization. KuppingerCole´s Senior Analyst Felix Gaehtgens will interview Gerry Gebel, David Brossard (Axiomatics) and Lisa Grady (Radiant Logic) on how an XACML based authorization solution should be architectured and implemented to avoid bad surprises.


David is the VP Customer Relations at Axiomatics AB, the leader in externalized authorization management. In his day-to-day job, David helps customers architect authorization solutions that enable secure data sharing in compliance with compliance and privacy regulations. David's main area of...

Gerry is responsible for sales, marketing and business development for the Americas region. In addition, he contributes to product strategy and manages Axiomatics’ global partner relations. Prior to joining Axiomatics, Gerry was Vice President and Service Director for Burton Group’s...

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Radiant Logic, Inc. is the leading provider of Identity and Context Virtualization solutions. Fortune 1000 corporations use the RadiantOne Platform to abstract different forms of identity and represent application contexts for identity and data integration. This key set of services enables authentication, authorization, and provisioning for identity management initiatives, context-driven applications, and cloud-based infrastructures.

Radiant Logic's solutions have been used to solve tough identity and data integration problems at companies around the world. Organizations such as British Petroleum, Comcast, Wells Fargo, Disney, Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal Reserve Bank, Sony, Fifth Third Bank, Air Force, Disney, Intel, and Symantec use the RadiantOne solution to speed deployment, solve integration challenges, and cut costs for identity and context management projects.

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Axiomatics is the world's leading independent provider of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) for dynamic authorization solutions. We enable organizations with highly sensitive, business-critical information to safeguard and centrally manage user access through externalized, context- and policy-based authorization solutions that work within and across enterprises. For more information about Axiomatics visit www.axiomatics.com.

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