Microsoft will stick by the WS-Federation protocol for identity federation.
The WS-Federation specification defines mechanisms to allow different
security realms to federate by allowing and brokering trust of identities,
attributes, authentication between participating Web services- a concept that
includes single sign-on (SSO) for several different Web portals and secure
transfers of data between partnered businesses.
Don Schmidt, senior program manager for Microsoft's Identity and Access
group, gave a session on ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services),
Microsoft's software for federated identity, at Microsoft's IT Forum 2005 in
Barcelona. Microsoft has backed WS-Federation protocols for the next
generation of message-based applications because it offers a full suite of
security, message, and transaction protocols. The company's stance is not
about which protoc... (more)
The market for Web services-based professional services is heating up, a new
report published by IDC reveals. According to this study, services firms
report significant increases in the number of projects, in project
complexity, and in the penetration of Web services in their everyday services
activities. Clients are taking Web services standards more seriously and are
turning experimentation into real implementation.
"Services firms' worldwide Web services-related revenue will increase
exponentially in 2004 as companies unveil robust pipelines of opportunities,"
said Sophie Mayo... (more)
RSA has added to its offering of Java security enhancements with the release
of BSafe SWS-J. RSA already offers editions with certificate management,
cryptographic and SSL editions. BSafe SWS-J is designed to address the
security needs particular to Web services.
Kathy Kriese, RSA's senior product manager, explained, "As developers focus
more on Web services, we saw a need to secure those transactions."
Sun's framework and implementations for encryption, Java Cryptography
Extensions architecture, was used with BSafe SWS-J. As was Sun's key
generation, and Message Authentication C... (more)
Boomerang CEO Michael Dell's immediate solution to his company's deepening
crisis is to scrub all bonuses for 2006, but he promised people above-market
raises. For an incentive, he's offering a shortened vesting period of three
years for future grants.
Michael said in an internal e-mail last Friday that escaped into the wild
over the weekend - complements of the Austin American-Statesman - that the
company is handicapped by a money-leaching bureaucracy, described as its "new
enemy," and that he will reduce the 20-odd CEO reports to 12.
There won't be a COO or a new CEO either. Mic... (more)
HOPKINTON, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation , the world leader
in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the newest versions
of its e-mail and file system archiving software to further simplify
management of crucial electronically stored information (ESI) to meet
internal and external governance requirements. EMC(R) EmailXtender(R) 4.8
software gives customers a new, flexible approach to e-mail archiving,
enabling administrators to easily monitor archive operational efficiency. The
new EMC DiskXtender(R) 6.2 for Windows file system archiving software... (more)