Sun Microsystems To Provide Access and Identity Management (IAM) Solutions to more than 400,000 Marines
By ericapereira on Jan 05, 2009
We have great news!
Sun Microsystems has been selected to provide identity and access management (IAM) solutions for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), including more than 400,000 Marines that use both classified and unclassified networks. This strategic win was in partnership with BearingPoint (see press release here) and includes the following products in the Sun Identity Management Suite:
\*The Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun hardware will also be used for the IAM solution.
The IAM project is part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) program of record and will serve as the single identity and access management system for all USMC systems and users. Using a federated identity management approach, the IAM solution will create a single identity gateway to business and mission critical systems across the Marine Corps. Integrating with the Department of Defense’s Common Access Card, the solution will use Sun’s Identity portfolio to provide role-based access to a variety of applications to enable data sharing and collaboration in a trusted environment. The system will securely “know” who a user is based on their role, and provide access based on this information.
Sun's open source strategy is paying off as government agencies have realized the benefits of open source -- more transparency, no vendor lock-in, the ability to offer input in product development, ease of use, etc.
For more information on Sun's identity management products, please visit: http://www.sun.com/identity