Access and Identity


Project Concordia shows important step in Federation Interoperability

At the RSA conference in San Francisco 2008 in the second week of April, several vendors demonstrated new interoperability between previously incompatible federation protocols. Through Project Concordia, a new project co-sponsored by the Liberty Alliance and several other vendors, several…


The secret leader in context-based authentication and authorization?

Context-based authentication and authorization is one of the topics which have the potenzial to become the next hype. I've posted twice on this subject, here and here and we had, led by Dave Kearns, a lot of discussions around this at our EIC 2008. I'm convinced that the topic will become…


Quest: Two new tools for SSO

Quest is providing more and more tools in the Identity Management space. That is no surprise, given the fact that Jackson Shaw is Senior Product Manager at Quest. Jackson Shaw has been at Zoomit and Microsoft before, thus being one of the “inventors” of Microsoft’s MIIS. During March…


Yubikey - New Hardware for Strong Authentication

Recently I came across YubiKey, which is a hardware token generator from a young Swedisch comapny called Yubico. YubiKey is a small and slim USB device with just one button. If you push it, the device produces a 1-time password and sends it to the server. Compared to token generators in card…


GRC and IAM - you can't separate it

At EIC 2008 I've presented our view on the relationship of GRC and IAM as well as our definition of the GRC market, the core results of our GRC market report 2008. Basically, the generic GRC tools we see emerging in the market are becoming more and more the business layer above the classical…


Identyx and Symlabs release new versions of Virtual Directory

In the first half of April, two vendors of virtual directory products have announced new major version of their software. Identyx, based in Austin, Texas, announced the availability of version 2 of the Penrose Virtual Directory. Symlabs, based in Lisbon, Portugal, announced version 4 of the…

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