Sun Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Web Access Management
By ericapereira on Dec 09, 2008
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 www.gartner.com for more information about Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management" by Ray Wagner, Earl Perkins and Perry Carpenter on 11/10/2008.
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.
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.