Wednesday Jun 10, 2009

JavaOne and CommunityOne News in Review

The highlights from our JavaOne and CommunityOne 2009 conferences are now available. Chhandomay and Maijaliisa have put together the short segment on JavaOne 2009 here, while the CommunityOne West 2009 segment is here. Enjoy!

Tuesday Dec 09, 2008

Sun Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Web Access Management

Gartner recently announced its "Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management\*" and positioned Sun in the leaders quadrant. According to Gartner, evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

You can view the full report, compliments of Sun, here or you can visit for more information about Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management" by Ray Wagner, Earl Perkins and Perry Carpenter on 11/10/2008.

Gartner WAM MQ

Sun recently launched OpenSSO Enterprise, the first open, high-performance and unified solution for access management, federation and secure Web services capabilities to address the core single sign-on (SSO) problems that organizations face today. OpenSSO Enterprise was built in collaboration with OpenSSO, the world's largest open source, identity management project with more than 700 members, including large enterprises with extensive identity infrastructures, who want an open source, identity management solution with Sun's support and indemnification.

Top 10 New features of OpenSSO Enterprise include:

10: Access Management with Embedded Directory Server -- allows customers to deploy OpenSSO Enterprise in minutes without ever having to configure or deploy a standalone directory.

9: The Fedlet - a lightweight way for service providers to quickly federate with a SAML 2.0 identity provide.

8: Secure Web Services -- provides a standardized, repeatable way to secure Web services within an organization. No plug-ins are necessary and developers and integrators can leverage out-of-box tooling by the NetBeans IDE and the GlassFish application server.

7: Security Token Service (STS) -- centralizes the process of issuing, validating and translating Web service tokens. Sun's STS can be deployed standalone to support third-party solutions.

6: Multi-Protocol Hub - allows companies that are members of a circle of trust to speak different federation protocols.

5: Identity Services - invoke AAA services using your IDE of choice or any programming language (e.g. Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.).

4: Express Builds - deploy next-generation features from the OpenSSO community with the same support and indemnification provided with commercial release

3: Ease of Use - new task-based UI for common federation-related operations.

2: Ease of Install - just drop the WAR file into your servlet-container of choice, hit it with a browser and, in the simplest case, supply admin passwords.

1: Much, much more - centralized server configuration and centralized agent configuration.

Check out the latest product developments in the community here -- -- and to purchase the product, visit

With the addition of OpenSSO Enterprise, Sun's comprehensive identity portfolio provides easy-to-use, flexible and scalable solutions that streamline and simplify the process of managing user identities across a variety of applications.

\*About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc., as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Sun Microsystems.

Monday Apr 07, 2008

Sun Announces Java SE for Business

Java SE for Business is a new product based on Sun's Java SE that offers customers faster access to critical fixes, a longer roadmap for support, and enterprise features designed to reduce the cost of deployment.

For more information, check out this feature story  from In addition, Bill Curci & Roger Calnan recorded this videocast on the announcement:


Monday Dec 11, 2006

Sun Developer Services for Java SE 6

As part of today's launch of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6), Sun also announced services designed to enable developers to leverage Sun's Java development expertise to help shorten development cycles and optimize performance and reliability.

Sun Java MultiPlatform (JMP) Support offers end-to-end, mission critical Java technology support for customers with heterogeneous computing environments and helps to optimize application performance and reduce risk. Sun is now offering new three-year subscription pricing for JMP Support to help customers lower costs. More info on JMP Support is available here.

For the Java SE 6 release, Sun is also offering a special promotion for 60 days of unlimited support for Java SE 6 software, free of charge, through Sun Developer Expert Assistance. Tutorials and training courses are also being updated to help developers get the most out of this latest release. Sun Developer Network Program members can get a 10 percent discount on the new Java SE 6 technology training course.

More info on Sun's complete line of developer how-to help, product support and updates, and training and certification programs is available here.



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