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Deutsche Telekom AG (TCom, Business Unit T-Online) Recognized for Excellence in Digital Identity Management

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced that the T-Online Netzausweis has been awarded the 2006 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award for excellence in digital identity management. Liberty Alliance presents the IDDY Award annually to recognize outstanding digital identity management deployments based on the proven interoperable and privacy-respecting Liberty Federation and Liberty Web services specifications. A photo of the Liberty Alliance IDDY Award is available at http://www.projectliberty.org/about/iddyaward.php

UK Government Recognized for Excellence in Digital Identity Management: Gateway Authentication receives the 2006 Liberty Alliance IDDY Award

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced that the UK Government Authentication Gateway has been awarded the 2006 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award for excellence in digital identity management. Liberty Alliance presents the IDDY Award annually to recognize outstanding digital identity management deployments based on the proven interoperable and privacy-respecting Liberty Federation and Liberty Web services specifications.

Liberty Alliance Announces Latest Companies to Pass SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Tuesday, September 05, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced that identity products from Entrust, HP, Oracle and Ping Identity have passed Liberty Alliance testing for SAML 2.0 interoperability. Products from these companies join the nearly 75 identity products and solutions from vendors around the world that have now passed interoperability testing since Liberty Alliance launched its Liberty Interoperable™ program in 2003.

Liberty Alliance Launches Global eGovernment Group

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced the launch of a new group formed to help governments speed the deployment of open standards and deliver more privacy-respecting and secure identity-based services to citizens worldwide. The Liberty Alliance eGovernment Group is open to all organizations interested in identifying and addressing common business, technical and policy challenges facing the public sector.

Liberty Alliance Showcases Interoperability and Global Adoption Momentum at Catalyst 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced it will host a hospitality suite at Catalyst on June 15 at the San Francisco Hilton, Yosemite Room C, from 6-9:30pm. The suite will showcase the interoperability of identity products and applications based on Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services and will include the Danish Government, eBIZ.mobility, HP, Intel, MedCommons, Novell, NTT, Ping Identity, RSA Security, Symlabs and Sun Microsystems.

Liberty Alliance and the Internet Identity Workshop Announce First Jointly Produced Open Space Conference

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance and the Internet Identity Workshop are pleased to announce the joint production of Identity Open Space July 20 and 21 in Vancouver, Canada, a public “unconference” which will build on which will incorporate the strengths of IIW2005 & IIW2006 and the Global Federation and Web Services Deployment Workshops held regularly around the world by Liberty Alliance. This joint production is designed to broaden the discussion and understanding around user-centric identity and will focus on topics experts in the identity sector come prepared to address.

Liberty Alliance Launches Global Web Services Deployment Program

Monday, May 22, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced its global Web services deployment program, a series of interactive workshops for developers and implementers of identity-enabled Web services. Designed to help organizations address the technical and business aspects of Web services, the first workshop will take place on June 12 from 8:30am – 1:00pm at the San Francisco Hilton and will feature Liberty members from Intel, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Neustar. Anyone interested in identity-enabled Web services is invited to attend this free event.

NTT Joins Liberty Alliance Management Board

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) as the newest member of the Liberty Alliance management board. NTT joins management board members from AOL, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, General Motors, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Vodafone in driving the strategic direction of Liberty Alliance on a global basis.

Adoption of Liberty Alliance Identity Standards Skyrockets

Monday, March 13, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced new identity management deployments worldwide and the expansion of its global deployment workshop programs designed to help organizations around the world deploy successful open identity solutions faster and on the widest possible scale.

Liberty Alliance Announces Fifteen New Members

Tuesday, February 07, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced fifteen new members. These new Liberty members represent a variety of industries and market segments and reflect the growing breadth and depth of identity management and identity-enabled Web services implementations worldwide. Joining Liberty for the 2006 calendar year are CallingID, ChoicePoint, Diamelle Technologies, Inc., Falkin Systems LLC, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), LogicaCMG, Livo Technologies, MedCommons Inc., National Board of Taxes Finland, OmniBranch, Inc., Phase2 Technology, Purdue University, SSC New Zealand Govt., Telecom Italia SpA and TERENA.

Liberty Alliance Announces 2006 Management Board Officers 2006

Tuesday, January 03, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced officer positions on the Liberty Alliance Management Board for the 2006 calendar year. These positions are voted on by Liberty Board members with elected officers serving one year terms. George Goodman, current president of the Liberty Management Board and director, Platform Capabilities Lab at Intel, was unanimously voted to lead Liberty as president for a second term in 2006.

Liberty Alliance Releases People Service in Latest Version of Liberty Web Services 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced the public release of the latest version of ID-WSF 2.0, Liberty’s open framework for identity-based Web services. With this release, Liberty Web Services now incorporates additional support for open standards including SAML 2.0 and WS-Addressing, as well as a new social network layer for allowing consumers and enterprise users to manage a variety of social applications. Today’s news marks the second of three updates Liberty will make to the ID-WSF 2.0 framework.

Liberty Alliance Announces Latest Companies Passing SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Sunday, November 20, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that products from IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA Security passed interoperability testing at Liberty’s recent conformance event. These companies successfully demonstrated that their products meet interoperability standards for Liberty Federation and join nearly seventy other identity products and solutions from multiple vendors that have now passed Liberty interoperability testing.

Liberty Alliance to Speed Wide-Scale Adoption of Strong Authentication Solutions

Monday, November 07, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced the formation of a global, cross-organizational expert group focused on developing open specifications for interoperable strong authentication. Liberty’s new Strong Authentication Expert Group has been created to speed the worldwide deployment of interoperable strong authentication and to help organizations meet new industry-wide demands for universal strong authentication solutions.

Liberty Alliance Releases Business and Policy Guidelines for Deploying Federated Identity Management

Monday, October 10, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced the release of business and policy guidelines for helping organizations address and manage the business, legal and privacy challenges of deploying federated identity management. The guidelines have been developed based on the experiences of Liberty members who have implemented federation and serve as a resource for accelerating the wide-scale deployment of federated identity solutions. Liberty will hold a Webcast to discuss the guidelines on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00AM US Pacific Time.