Cortlandt Manor, NY July 27, 2009: OpenIAM LLC, the only professional open source security provider with a full stack of Identity and Access Management (IAM) services, will participate in the upcoming Burton Group Catalyst Conference in San Diego. OpenIAM will demonstrate how it can enable Single Sign On into live SaaS environments using standards such SAML and WS-Federation. Participating in this interoperability test are SaaS providers Cisco-WebEx, Google Apps, Salesforce.com and Pivotlink.
IAM solutions have been an important part of the IT infrastructure at large enterprises which have significant financial and human resources. However, the long expensive deployment cycles and the specialized technical skills required to maintain the infrastructure have made it difficult for mid sized enterprises to embrace these solutions.
OpenIAM addresses these challenges through a simplified deployment process on a standards based platform with a user friendly web based interface. For its enterprise customers, OpenIAM makes available an appliance that allows for plug and play. Along with the ability to federate with popular SaaS providers, the appliance provides out of the box integration with repositories such as Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange Server, LDAP and Relational Databases. The OpenIAM Access Manager is the only web access management solution to combine Coarse grained and Fine grained authorization into a single product through its support of XACML.
“The availability of a full featured Identity and Access Management suite under an open source license brings enterprise security technology within the reach of many midsized organizations and demonstrates OpenIAM’s commitment to the open source community,” said Ameet Shah, Director of Business Development for OpenIAM. “With identity theft and related activities on the rise, it is imperative for corporations to protect their assets. The OpenIAM stack is a cost effective platform to build a secure IT enterprise for the future.”
“Many organizations in Australia have attempted to implement IAM solutions. They have had little success and the cost has been high. This is largely due to the fact that the solutions available were based on proprietary designs. OpenIAM offers a low cost, standards based, effective solution that delivers against identity and access management requirements, and will scale for larger organizations while also meeting the needs of medium and smaller companies”, said Neville Bradbury, CEO of OpenSoft. OpenSoft is key partner working together with OpenIAM in Australia.
OpenIAM is based on a service architecture that is a natural fit for Cloud Computing. Important components of the OpenIAM solution stack include an Enterprise Service Bus, BPEL Process Engine, Scheduler , Rules Engine, CXF and JEE application server. Combined with conformance to security standards such as SAML, WS-Federation, XACML, WS-Trust, and SPML, OpenIAM provides simplified integration both in the enterprise and to SaaS providers. The OpenIAM stack is currently in production at several large organizations.
“As users in the enterprise, government and education move to open source we see a dramatic increase in demand for an open, secure and reliable solution that provides cost-effective management of identities and access to the plethora of resources within the large organization.” said Peter Delia, CEO of Ricston. “OpenIAM is ideally positioned to meet this demand with their products. We are excited to work with them to assist organizations with their deployment needs by providing the requisite training, consulting and support”. Ricston is a key partner working together with OpenIAM to provide an EU presence, complimenting OpenIAM with extensive experience in providing services to users of a variety of open source technologies.
Headquartered in Cortlandt Manor, NY, OpenIAM platform enables organizations to deploy a comprehensive Identity and Access management solution based on a professional open source model. For more information on OpenIAM, please visit www.openiam.com or email [email protected]