By Steven Curry on Jun 02, 2009
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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.
AlertNet, a humanitarian online news network (www.alertnet.org), will optimize its capabilities to provide information around global humanitarian initiatives and emergencies through new technology provided by Sun Microsystems. AlertNet is a project of the Reuters Foundation, the non-profit arm of the global news agency.
AlertNet has a network of 400 contributing humanitarian organizations and attracts upwards of 3 million users a year. The site needed a more flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure to improve access to information that relief agencies, journalists and the wider public need to respond during natural and man-made disasters. The combination of servers, software and services deployed by Sun Microsystems will help to better manage the spike in user traffic when a disaster occurs. The Sun infrastructure will also help provide AlertNet with the capabilities to become an online meeting place in the future where users can share experiences, commentary and feedback. With this expanded web presence, AlertNet can continue its mission to support and raise awareness of fast-moving humanitarian crises and to provide early warning of future emergencies worldwide.
AlertNet will consolidate from the current 13 servers to 11 energy-sipping Sun Fire™ T2000 eco responsible servers running the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS). The implementation will also include a disaster recovery solution. Sun will provide a dedicated team to provide in-kind consulting services focused on project implementation, technology design and systems integration expertise. The project is expected to take up to eight months and will enable the site to make big strides into new services and audience numbers.
Sun is making startups an offer they can't refuse -- discounts of up to
55% on select Sun technologies, including its Sun Fire x64 and
CoolThreads servers. Yes, you heard right -- up to 55%.
The new program, Sun Startup Essentials is aimed to enable startups to capitalize on the power of the Solaris OS and run their businesses on Sun technologies at a price point that fits their budgets.
Attendees at last week's Sun's Startup Camp -- which I might add was sold out and standing room only -- got the first look at the program and more than 20 companies have already signed on to take advantage of the deal. Are you eligible?
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