Thursday, March 13, 2008

IBM buys single sign-on technology for Tivoli

acquired Wednesday and will add that company's single-sign-on engineering to its Tibur line of and access-management products.

IBM said Version 7.0 of its Tibur Entree Director Enterprise Single Sign-On, which is expected to transport this fall, will be
the first IBM-branded embodiment of Encentuate Single Sign-on. The current version of Entree Director includes SSO technology
that IBM utilizes via an OEM understanding with . There is also an option to run the current version with Encentuate's software.

IBM also said it would be gap up the IBM Security Software Lab in Singapore, where Encentuate is headquartered
Footing of the trade were not disclosed.

Encentuate also develops engineering for strong authentication, called iTag, and tools for unafraid distant access. Its suite
of identity- and access-management technology includes the endeavor SSO tools as well as session management, audit/compliance,
and user provisioning.

"Considering IBM is interested in applications and application direction for the enterprise, this is a good complement, a
good fit," said George C. Scott Crawford, an analyst with Enterprise Management Associates. "Encentuate have a good merchandise set and penetration
into some good verticals."

IBM said the Encentuate engineering typically would be used for intranets, but that over time, it would research extranet support
for such as things as online services and across corporate boundaries. "We will do certain there is integrating with our federated single sign-on arsenic well as Web single
sign-on," said Joe Anthony, programme manager for security and conformity direction in IBM's Tibur Software division.

Anthony said he anticipates to incorporate Encentuate merchandises with Tibur Identity Manager, Tibur Federated Identity Manager,
Tibur Conformity Penetration Director and Tibur Security Operations Manager. He said the Standard version of the Tibur Access
Director will include the core endeavor SSO along with self-service password-resetting and centralised logging. The Suite
version will add strong authentication, user provisioning, shared workstation, session management, and auditing and workflow

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