Five Sun Security Partners Integrate with Sun One Platform for Network Security

9/23/2002 - To provide customers greater choice in deploying or streamlining a network identity infrastructure, Sun is working with five security partners to help integrate their solutions with the SunTM ONE Platform for Network Identity. As part of the joint sales and marketing agreements, the following software providers have teamed with Sun to deliver pre-tested solutions that provide greater choice and lower risk: Banyan Systems France, Business Layers, Entrust, Passlogix and Persistent Co.

"An academic institution such as ours demands an accurate and timely policy-based network identity provisioning system, like Business Layers' eProvision Software, to incorporate the seasonal flux of students in and out of our computing environment. The accuracy of network identity is important to us since it authorizes the use of computing and network resources across the campus," said Jenny Gluck, director of Network and System Services at Syracuse University. "We believe that providing students with just-in-time access to services and systems across the campus is crucial to the student experience. In addition, we think that the use of the network identity and the Sun ONE platform will give us an opportunity to provide valuable web-based services to our distributed and diverse student population."

The Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity is a combined hardware, software and services offering that helps organizations rapidly establish an open, end-to-end network identity infrastructure. Sun's integrated network identity solutions enable Web single sign-on, policy driven role-based access to applications and services and integrated user/identity management. The integration of partner applications with the Sun ONE platform gives enterprises the flexibility to deploy a tailored network identity solution, along with the assurance that the solution has been pre-tested and configured to reduce risk and time to deployment.

"Enterprises are looking for an open, integratable identity management solution that can be quickly and easily deployed in their existing infrastructure, without locking them into proprietary platforms," said Shahram Moradpour, senior director of market development at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity, in combination with our growing partner ecosystem, provides customers with an end-to-end infrastructure to meet their security needs."

Sun's strategy of providing an integratable infrastructure based on open standards enables partners to easily interoperate their best-of-breed solutions with the Sun platform. Each partner provides a unique solution that will be integrated with the relevant component of the Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity:

These partner integrations build upon early momentum for the Sun ONE Platform, and drive down cost and effort in deploying tailored, pre-tested solutions. In February, a number of leading independent software vendors announced their support for the Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity; in May, Sun announced that several leading system integrators would leverage the Sun ONE Platform to quickly deliver identity solutions. Most recently, Sun rolled out a Liberty-enabled version of the Sun ONE Identity Server, in accordance with the new Liberty specification.

About Sun ONE
Sun ONE, the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of software products, is Sun's vision, architecture, platform and expertise that enables the delivery and deployment of services on demand. Through its open, integratable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations' return on assets.

About Sun Microsystems
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