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LIBERTY ALLIANCE INCREASES RANKS WITH 30 NEW MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Liberty Alliance Project - Liberty Alliance today announced that 30 additional organizations have joined in the consortium's effort to develop open and interoperable specifications for federated network identity. Liberty Alliance's growing member base now represents more than 95 for-profit, not-for-profit, and government organizations from around the globe.

The new affiliate and associate members announced today span various industries, from telecom and media to healthcare and biometrics. These new members add depth of knowledge and experience to the collective goals and expertise of the Alliance. These new members are:

* Baltimore Technologies, PLC - www.baltimore.com
* Bridgewater Systems - www.bridgewatersystems.com
* Calendra - www.calendra.com
* Cavio Corporation - www.cavio.com
* Coherity Inc. - www.coherity.com
* Cygsoft Inc. - www.cygsoft.com
* DigiGAN - www.digigan.com
* Diversinet Corp. - www.diversinet.com
* Ecreations Software - www.buildacommunity.com
* Engineering Partnership in Lancashire - www.epluk.com
* Entegrity Solutions - www.entegrity.com
* ePresence - www.epresence.com
* Financial Services Technology Consortium - www.fstc.org
* Healthcare Financial Management Association - www.hfma.org
* Imprivata, Inc. - www.imprivata.com
* Internet2 - www.internet2.edu
* Java Wireless Competency Centre (JWCC) - www.jwcc.net
* Lycos Europe - www.lycos-europe.com
* Network365 - www.network365.com
* Newspaper Association of America - www.naa.org
* Oblix, Inc. - www.oblix.com
* Phaos Technology - www.phaos.com
* Quadrasis - www.quadrasis.com
* Sprint - www.sprint.com
* Studio Notarile Genghini-SNG - www.sng.it
* Telia Research - www.telia.com
* The PAM Forum - www.pamforum.org
* TRUSTe - www.truste.org
* Trustgenix - www.trustgenix.com
* WaterWare Internet Services Inc. - www.waterware.com

"Participation and interest from our members is instrumental in keeping the momentum of the Alliance going strong," said Eric Dean, president of the Liberty Alliance and chief information officer of United Airlines. "The Alliance put a significant stake in the ground last month when we released our first specifications - but our work is not complete. This expanding, diverse and extremely motivated group will help bring us the next step."

The Liberty Alliance welcomes any commercial or non-commercial organization to join as members. There are three available membership levels within the Alliance - sponsor, associate and affiliate. For more information on these membership levels, or to sign-up, please visit www.projectliberty.org/membership.

The Liberty Alliance will be holding its first all-participant meeting on September 19, 2002, in Chicago. All member levels are invited to attend and participate in these meetings to discuss the Alliance's progress and provide input on the strategic direction of the Alliance and its specifications.

About the Liberty Alliance Project

The Liberty Alliance Project (www.projectliberty.org) is an alliance of more than 95 technology and consumer organizations formed to develop and deploy open, federated network identification specifications that support all current and emerging network devices in the digital economy. Federated identity will help drive the next generation of the Internet, offering businesses and consumers convenience and choice. Membership is open to all commercial and non-commercial organizations.

Founding members of the Alliance are: American Express, AOL Time Warner, Bell Canada, Citigroup, France Telecom, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard Company, MasterCard International, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Openwave Systems, RSA Security, Sony Corporation, Sun Microsystems, United Airlines and Vodafone.

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CONTACTS:
Michelle Vance
Ketchum PR for Liberty Alliance
1-415-984-6170
Michelle.Vance@ketchum.com