LDAP to NIS Gateway?
By Clayton on Apr 07, 2008
For those of you that don't like reading press releases and wonder what all he buzz is about our recently announced Service Oriented Security offerings, Tony Baer from OnStrategies has a great roll-up here.
Nishant Kaushik, one of our key architects, does a fantastic job of boiling down this announcement as follows:
SOS covers the four stages of an application lifecycle - development, deployment, administration and governance. With SOS, organizations can now centralize and externalize security solutions as part of a flexible security architecture. Recent identity related efforts like the Identity Governance Framework are also part of this architecture, providing the ability to deliver privacy-aware applications.
Certainly the key take-away for customers and those building everything from the next bank portal to the next Flickr is that you can get cohesive identity management as a service today, so you're better off crafting your value on top of these services rather than trying to do a better job with identity management fundamentals.
I'm in Seattle for my brother's wedding, so was unable to see Thomas' talk at RSA yesterday. I would love to get some email with first-hand accounts and feedback.