By nwooler on Jul 20, 2010
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
In some studies, enterprises are spending up to 60% of their IT budgets on operational costs thus impacting the available budget to spend on innovation. The challenge we all face in the identity and IT departments is how to get the most out of our existing licenses and reduce cost where possible in delivering IT projects. One of the costly areas of projects is getting at identity data when it lives in legacy applications. This is especially true when you look at Federation projects, mergers and acquisitions or in data center consolidation projects.
If you are running a Federation project and have to access identity data in legacy or disparate data sources and feel like you are herding cats then this webcast is for you! Virtual directories provide a critical tool for Federation projects as they allow you to expose identity attributes without changing code in legacy applications. Additionally, you have control over how the data is accessed allowing you to manage sensitive service level agreements which can cause difficult political battles in organizations when discussing access.
If you have worked on a data center consolidation project either driven by a merger, acquisition or as part of a cost control exercise you need to have a full bag of tools. The tools you bring to the project provide the critical agility needed to meet time-lines but also to minimize impact on business operations. Virtual Directories allow you the ability to connect to data sources without having to alter the application code. This reduces resource requirements, increases speed but most importantly maximizes business continuity.
Register here for this webinar and we will look at ways virtual directories can help you become an identity hero in your organization.
Sun's Identity Management Suite provides a powerful package of solutions to help with storing identity information with Directory Server Enterprise Edition; managing authorization, federation and web services security with OpenSSO; providing provisioning solutions with Identity Manager; and, defining and managing role based access control with Role Manager.
Join this free Webinar to learn how Sun's identity management solutions can help your organization to:
Sun identity management solutions make it easier for healthcare organizations to manage and share digital information.
The Sun Identity Management User Group will meet for its next session at Sun Microsystems, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.
We are still finalizing the agenda and we will publish in this blog as soon as it is ready.
Here are a couple of pictures from a user group in London. Etienne is doing the presentation on Directory Server.
Next week, Nov. 9-11, the Identity Management Team travels down to Gartner Identity Access Management conference to showcase two of our latest releases DSEE 7 and Role Manager 5. Gartner IAM is a great event because it not only gather's together experienced practitioners in the identity management space but has a number of events that are small enough that you can have quality conversations about real problems. Last year, Verizon presented at this conference on the Directory and OpenSSO implementation that serves 50M users. The presentation is a great example of the proven expertise that Sun brings to Identity Management and the proven extranet scale our products can support---not a marketing benchmark.
Our team has taken a different approach to this even this year and we are participating in Gartner's Learning Lab's. Vendors, customer's and identity specialists are encouraged to come-by in a classroom style and learn about specific problem's Sun's product, partner's and customer's are doing to solve their identity business problems. This is crucial today as the cost of failure or doing nothing rises exponentially. The best way to ensure success is to learn from real-world implementations not marketing based slideware presentations. This is why we have assembled not just the product teams but partners and real customer's to share their experience in these "learning labs".
The other great thing about Gartner IAM is that there are usually a few different ways to combine great industry expertise and a little fun. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9:00pm you can meet the Sun Identity team at the Hard Rock Rooftop bar for drinks and conversation. The first 50 people get a wristband for free drinks. Identity management isn't hard so come to the Hard Rock to find out how to make it easy!
Gartner IAM Sun Schedule
Monday, Nov 9th
12:40 - 1:05pm “Increase Speed & Performance while reducing TCO with Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition” Speaker: Nick Wooler, Sr Product Manager – Sun Microsystems
1:05 - 1:30pm “Changing the Rules of the game; Raising the bar with Rule Life-cycle Management and closed-loop remediation” Speaker: Neil Gandhi, Sr Product Manager – Sun Microsystems
1:35 - 2:00pm "IAM Governance, Risk and Compliance -- the future of IAM", Speaker: Sachin Nayyar, President - BrinQa
2:05 - 2:30pm "Enterprise Single Sign On for Sun Identity Management", Speaker: Stephane Fymat, VP of Strategy and Product Management - Passlogix
12:30 - 2:30pm Daniel Raskin showcasing OpenSSO
12:30 - 2:30pm Mat Hamlin showcasing Identity Manager
Tuesday, Nov 10th
12:10 - 12:35pm “Role based user provisioning; using business roles for identity life-cycle management and identity auditing”, Speaker: Mat Hamlin, Sr Product Manager, Sun Microsystems
12:35 - 1:00pm “Three tough challenges, one powerful solution: OpenSSO for web access management, federation and Web services security”, Speaker: Daniel Raskin, Chief Identity Strategist – Sun Microsystems
1:05 - 1:30pm "Privileged Identity Risk Management: Mitigating the Insider Threat", Speaker: Richard Weeks, VP of Channels and Business Development, Cyber-Ark
1:35 - 2:00pm "The WHO behind the WHAT: Arcot Authentication and Sun OpenSSO Enterprise " Speaker: R 'Doc' Vaidhyanathan, Chief Product Officer - Arcot
12:00 - 2:00pm Nick Wooler, showcasing DSEE
12:00 - 2:00pm Neil Ghandi, showcasing Role Manager
This weekend the Directory Community said goodbye to a true hero, Don Bowen. Many on the Directory Team at Sun had the pleasure of working with Don and will miss his energy and enthusiasm for life, technology and his family. Our condolences go out to his family. We will miss you Don!
You can read more or leave a comment for his family here!
Yesterday, Neil Ghandi, Matt Hamlin, Etienne Remillon and Nick Wooler gave a quick overview of what is new in Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7 and Role Manager 5. Here are just a few of the great highlights that were discussed during the presentation. Of course, you can get the full video embeded below. Lastly, if you are interested in seeing more events like this you can go to the webinar site here.
Sun's Identity Team have been busy over the summer! On Oct. 9, 2009 the Identity Management Team announced the release of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7 and Role Manager 5. Next Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8:00am PT, Neil Ghandi (Role Manager Technical Product Manager) and Nick Wooler (Product Line Manager, Directory Services) will be giving an overview of some of the great features that exist in the new releases. Here are a couple of highlights:
What's New with Directory Server EE 7.0
• Boosts speed and performance: DSEE 7.0 has been optimized to improve performance of some operations by more than 3x the current version. In addition, this release provides hardware optimization with up to 60% improvement in authentications and modifications.
• Reduces Total Cost of Ownership– Reduce cost by using the only solution in the market that provides customers with a directory server, virtual directory, proxy server, web console and Active Directory synchronization tool-kit under a single license.
• Hassle Free Upgrade – DSEE 7.0 provides a simple upgrade path and provides 5x performance improvement in data import times, thereby reducing migration costs.
What's New with Role Manager 5.0
• 360 Degree View of Assigned Access – A unified view of data related to user access that empowers reviewers to make more intelligent decisions concerning users access.
• Closed-loop Remediation – A complete end-to-end solution for reviewing user access and removing inappropriately assigned access.
• Rule Life-cycle Management – The first solution for managing the complete life-cycle of role assignment and SoD audit rules.
Interested in hearing more? Interested in hearing more about the release and what business problems it solves for your enterprise? Register here for the Webinar here:
|Topic:||Improve Compliance, Access Controls, and Performance with Sun's Latest Releases of Role Manager and DSEE|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 21, 2009|
|Time:||10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET (check my timezone)|
Sun Product Managers: Neil Gandhi and Nick Wooler
LDAP is gaining renewed attention as the identity repository for enterprise, telco's, global partner networks, healthcare and education institutions. The LDAP repositories have been faced with massive growth over the last five years and the performance and availability they have come to rely upon is being tested. New requirements driven by the growth of users, the explosion of security requirements imposing more "writes" and the access to web services security and policies are forcing LDAP experts to look at new innovations.
You should attend, if you want to be apart of hearing how LDAP experts are innovating and addressing these business and technical challenges. If you haven't registered yet, please register NOW here!
The registration fee includes access to the LinuxCon 2009 (Sep 21 - 23), and if you still need to be convinced that it's worth attending, you can check the agenda here.
Identity management in government is a very important topic as it crosses a number of domains. There are a number of issues as government's across the world pursue e-Government initiatives. Norway is a great example as they have launched a portal to allow citizens to opt into services that they wish to consume from the government (e.g. postal, doctor, etc.). The government portal in Norway uses OpenSSO. This is only one of the ways in which Sun is helping governments further information sharing and reduce the cost of providing citizens and organizations the services they need to be successful.
If you are interested in hearing more about the different way's Sun can help governments help solve Identity Management issues such as the following, please attend the following webinar.
The team is back from our successful trip to the European Identity Conference. Ludo and Mark Craig did a great job on the Identity Bus and Virtual Directory panels. We will have more about this later in the week.
We wanted to pass along a quick note about an upcomming webinar on Directory Services which will be held May 20. The webinar will cover how to reduce cost and improve the speed and performance of your enterprise using directory services. The conversation will go over the following:
If you are interested, please sign-up here. Even if you are not able to attend, registering will give you access to the replay.
Yesterday, Ludo did a presentation for the Glassfish Aquarium project at Sun who use USTREAM to broadcast their content to anyone interested in engaging with the team via this medium. The content is interesting and this is a better way to make presentations more engaging as not only do they provide the video feed but also a twitter mashup for interactive feedback from the audience. If you agree and want to see additional innovators using the internet to engage with their community members in a more engaging way then you should check out Leo Laporte on Twit.tv. I have been following the work that Leo Laporte has been doing with FLOSS, MacBreakWeekly and SecurityNow where he is innovating how to provide video content via the web. He has in effect created his own broadcasting company. SecurityNow has done some recent podcasts on the conflicker worm and the recent cyberespionage that has been in the news which is interesting and informative.
For those of you that missed Ludo's presentation on OpenDS. Here is the video.
What is it like working on an open source project? A lot of people wonder how does it differ. The nightly builds, the open nature of communication and involvement, the external contributors and the community managers like Ludo Poitou make it a very dynamic environment. The best way to understand it is to watch this great video that Ludo put together that represents the last three years of activity.
The identity team was in London for the Gartner Identity Access Management conference last week which was a successful event. We had the opportunity to meet and talk with some great customers and hear about the Thompson-Reuters implementation of OpenSSO and Directory Server Enterprise Edition serving 300,000 concurrent users with persistent cookies. This implementation allows traders to get their Reuter's feed on their smartphone and their desktop without having to login twice. This reduces transaction fees and keeps their business model in tact. The OpenSSO team did some great engineering work to meet the performance and functional requirements for Thomson-Reuters. We video-taped the presentation and should have that for your soon.
Also, Ludo Poitou was recently featured in an article on OpenDS in the Architect Zone or DZone. He describes some of the exciting things happening in the community with MySQL and discusses how to embed OpenDS in applications. This is a great jump-off point for customers getting started with deploying OpenDS as an identity repository for their application or infrastructure serving email, calendar or network infrastructure. You can read the whole article here.
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