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SAML gains momentum

Monday, November 21, 2005
– With four major players in the monitoring, mobile, broadband and application security markets passing its latest round of federated identity interoperability testing, the Liberty Alliance is claiming "the big mo" for SAML 2.0.

Liberty Alliance endorses new ID products

Sunday, November 20, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance has signed off the latest batch of identity and authentication products, from vendors IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA, to pass its stringent interoperability tests.

Federated Identity: More Security Products Take Home Passing Grades

Sunday, November 20, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance announced Monday that IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA Security have passed Liberty testing for the Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0.

Banks and Businesses Getting Tools To Beef Up Online Authentication

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
– In the face of the growing threat of identity theft and data theft, vendors, industry groups and government agencies are scrambling to beef up security for online banks and merchants. In the latest developments, the Liberty Alliance Project introduced plans on Tuesday to develop improved authentication technology.

Liberty Alliance looks to boost secure authentication

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project, a global consortium of companies working on federated identity management standards, yesterday announced the creation of a group to focus on developing open specifications for interoperable strong authentication. Liberty's new Strong Authentication Expert Group (SAEG) includes organizations such as American Express Co., the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Manpower Data Center, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC), Oracle Corp. and VeriSign Inc

Liberty Alliance eases way for stronger ID checks

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
– To drive adoption of secure authentication, the Liberty Alliance has launched an effort to make password tokens, smart cards and similar products work smoothly together.

Liberty working on two-factor authentication standards

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project standards movement has formed a working group to look at standards in the two-factor authentication space, a move especially relevant given recent security mandates in the US banking space.

Global Experts Speed Adoption Of Authentication Standards

Monday, November 07, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project announced on Tuesday the formation of a global, cross-organizational group focused on developing open specifications for interoperable strong authentication. The Strong Authentication Expert Group (SAEG) was created to speed the deployment of interoperable strong authentication and to help organizations meet new industry demands for universal strong authentication solutions.

New ID Guidelines

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project released their new guidelines for federated identity management on Tuesday. The global consortium helps organizations manage business, legal and privacy standards regarding the deployment of both open federated identity standards and identity-based web standards.

Liberty Alliance touts federated identity management guidelines

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today unveiled business and policy guidelines designed to help organizations cope with the business, legal and privacy challenges of deploying federated identity management. According to the consortium, the guidelines are based on the real world experiences of its members who have successfully implemented federated identity systems.

Liberty Alliance releases legal, privacy guidelines

Monday, October 10, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project, an industry consortium working on standards for federated identity systems, released a set of guidelines Tuesday that aims to help organizations deal with some of the legal and privacy issues that arise from such federated identity projects.

Liberty Guidelines Ease Federated ID

Monday, October 10, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance released suggested guidelines for deploying a federated identification (ID) system on the network, officials announced Tuesday.

Web Services: Where Identity Management Goes From Here

Monday, September 19, 2005
– As organizations increase their use of Web Services, they often hit a barrier: how to keep such transactions secure. As the size of Web Services deployments between businesses, partners, and customers increases, so do potential identity-management problems. What’s needed, then, are full-featured, secure frameworks for federating identity that everyone can agree on.

Group fights for federated ID solution

Wednesday, September 14, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project, a global consortium working to develop an open standard for federated network identity, envisions participating in pilot projects with IT architects as one of the next steps in helping achieve the alliance's goal of secure interoperability on the Web.

Identity theft threatens federation

Monday, August 08, 2005
– Identity theft is fast becoming the new bête noire of the cyberworld, crowding out spyware, spam and viruses for that dubious honor. During the past several months, the media have splashed increasingly frightening cover stories, consumer alerts and other breaking news about people who've had their identities spoofed, credit cards hijacked and assets looted by unseen strangers lurking on the Internet.