SunNetwork Attendees Authenticate Themselves with Java Card

8/25/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., heralded in an industry first by announcing that it will unleash every SunNetwork Conference attendee through Java Card technology conference access. Sun's Java Card technology will allow attendees to authenticate themselves in an easy and secure digital way, and dynamically access customized services, applications and activities during the show based on user identity. The SunNetwork Conference runs September 16-19 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The Java Card conference badge provides attendees with secure access to a wide array of networked services and activities:

By providing this unique digital identity-based conference badge, Sun is setting a new standard in conference identification and access. These smart cards provide customers, partners and Sun enthusiasts in attendance a more secure, mobile and customized experience, and allows conference planners to dynamically modify and add applications without incurring additional costs of replacing cards or distributing additional means of access.

Java Card technology, which has been deployed in more than 300 million smart cards worldwide, has emerged as the platform of choice for multi-application smart cards. Java Card technology-based smart cards can securely host multiple applications and provide privacy of personal information on an integrated microprocessor chip, available in different form factors such as a credit card. Key to the design and fast delivery of secure, value-added services, the Java Card platform is the industry's leading open and secure standard for multi-application smart cards,

How to Register for SunNetwork 2003
More information and registration for SunNetwork 2003 is available online at or by calling 877-662-7485 (U.S. And Canada) or (650) 762-2775 (international). Register before August 9, 2002 and receive the Early Bird discount price of $495. Registration between August 9-14, 2003 is $595. Registration between August 15 - September 13 is $695 and on-site registration is $795.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, SunNetwork, Java Card and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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