ActivIdentity Introduces Government-Grade Identity Assurance Solutions for Sun Microsystems Customers


FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 6 -- ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that the company is providing global enterprises using the Sun Microsystems Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS) and solutions with proven, government-grade identity assurance. In the United States alone, ActivIdentity has enabled the secure issuance of more than ten million smart card identity badges to federal public sector employees to address their departments' identification, security and compliance requirements. Now, Sun enterprise customers are able to seize the security trend begun by these government agencies. This new product line, ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun, is available now for the Solaris 10 OS on SPARC and x64/x86 platforms and is integrated with Sun's industry-leading Identity Management Solutions, providing organizations with a fully integrated platform for identity assurance.

"The combination of Sun's Identity and Access Management products with ActivIdentity solutions on the Solaris 10 OS, which now includes government- grade labeled security through the integrated Trusted Extensions feature, is powerful," noted Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of Market Development at Sun Microsystems. "Sun continues to address customer security concerns by subjecting the Solaris 10 OS to stringent independent certification, and has been awarded one of the highest levels of Common Criteria certification available for a commercial operating system, achieving CAPP and RBACPP at EAL 4+ certification. The combined solution of Solaris 10 and ActivIdentity products addresses the needs of security-aware government organizations as well as companies looking to establish strong proof of identity across the enterprise."

The Solaris 10 11/06 release with Trusted Extensions is currently in process for Common Criteria certification at EAL4+ with the addition of the Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP).

Most enterprise organizations have separate processes for issuance and administration of facility access badges and IT security devices. This leads to high costs, duplicated administrative efforts and increased security risks. ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun fully integrates Sun identity management capabilities with the ActivIdentity smart card approach to access management, creating a single solution for managing both network and physical access. Smart cards for facility and IT access can be issued as a single function, increasing security and reducing operational overhead.

"The launch of ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun marks a milestone in enterprise security," said Jason Hart, CEO of ActivIdentity. "ActivIdentity is the only digital identity assurance provider to offer support for multiple platforms including Solaris, Windows, Unix and Linux to best fit the individual identity assurance infrastructure needs of enterprise organizations. The strength of the integration between Sun and ActivIdentity technologies enables the convergence of logical and physical security and access control infrastructures. This provides a level of security previously known only to world governments while improving organizational efficiency within the enterprise."

ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun

ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun is the most complete suite of Identity Assurance and Strong Authentication solutions for Sun. Designed to provide a seamless extension of the Sun Identity Management Sun Access Management product lines, the solutions suite enables enterprises to deploy the security capabilities that they need now and to add new resources as their security requirements grow.

Sun customers looking to deploy a single secure employee ID badge for physical and logical access throughout their organization can leverage the ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID solution, which combines ActivID(TM) Card Management System (CMS) with Sun Identity Manager to streamline smart card issuance and life cycle management. The ActivIdentity authentication offerings are fully integrated with the Sun environment to reduce the risk and spend associated with buying point solutions from multiple vendors and to enable secure, easy and cost-efficient access to network applications and resources.

Availability

ActivIdentity Solutions for Sun are available to enterprise organizations today and are supported by the ActivIdentity global customer service organization. Products may be obtained through ActivIdentity or Sun Microsystems' worldwide resellers.

For additional information on ActivIdentity solutions for Sun, please visit: www.actividentity.com/sun .

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity® Corporation is the trusted provider of identity assurance solutions for the enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services markets worldwide. The company provides the only fully-integrated platform enabling organizations to issue, manage and use identity devices and credentials for secure access, secure communications, legally binding digital transactions, as well as intelligent citizen services.

ActivIdentity customers experience multiple benefits including increased network security, protection against identity theft and online fraud, enhanced workforce productivity, business process efficiencies, and regulatory compliance.

ActivIdentity solutions include Smart Employee ID, Enterprise Single Sign On, Strong Authentication, Secure Information and Transactions, and Smart Citizen ID.

More than 15 million users and 4,000 customers worldwide rely on solutions from ActivIdentity. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., the company has development centers in the United States, Australia, France, and sales and service centers in more than ten countries. For more information, visit www.actividentity.com.

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