Professional Services speed deployments of Identity Manager.

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Identity Management Professional Services, based on Sun's Velocity Identity Deployment Tool, include consulting, architectural, and implementation activities designed to help deliver a solution that addresses creation and modification of users throughout their account lifecycle. Customers receive supportable, maintainable, and well documented identity management solution. Components include Human Resources Synchronization, Role Management, and Password Management Services.

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Sun Extends Leadership in Identity Management With Three New Professional Services

Sun Identity Management Professional Services Speed Deployments of Sun Java(TM) System Identity Manager on Solaris(TM) 10 and Other Client Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 20 /-- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW), today introduced three new offerings to its portfolio of Identity Management Professional Services, designed to help speed customer time to value with less implementation risk and cost and providing project predictability and faster return on investment (ROI) for identity management projects. Sun Human Resources Synchronization Service, Sun Role Management Service, and Sun Password Management Service combine best practices, proven methodologies and Sun expertise, as well as utilize the Sun(TM) Velocity Identity Deployment Tool.

These new services enable Sun's identity management consultants and Sun's partner community to deliver end-to-end identity management solutions characterized by faster implementations with more predictable results. Sun's partner community is excited about these new offerings. Both Deloitte and Accenture are working with Sun to establish their approach and training programs to enable them to leverage these Identity Management services in the market place.

"In today's marketplace, access is everything. Customers are continually wrestling with how to provide appropriate, secure data access to a wide range of users via a solution that is cost-effective, secure and fast," said Adolfo Hernandez, senior vice president, Global Services Practice, Sun Microsystems. "The services we're announcing today bring together Sun's team of identity management experts, the Sun Velocity Identity Deployment Tool and best practices to help companies remain competitive while keeping their information assets secure."

"Sun Java System Identity Manager is an elegant solution. It's a very intuitive product," said Norma McKelvy, Corporate Privacy and Security Officer, BlueCross Blue Shield of Kansas City. "The integration with Sun Velocity Identity Deployment Tool, the expertise of Sun's technical staff and their deep involvement in our development process have created a high level of trust."

"As Accenture and Sun's joint clients demand robust identity management solutions, we are pleased to see Sun introducing innovative new services offerings to help customers protect their most critical information and assets," said Rob Dyson, Senior Executive, Global Security Solutions, Accenture.

Each of the new Identity Management Professional Services are based on Sun's Velocity Identity Deployment Tool, an enabling technology that through automation and implementation methodology, delivers the unique business value of the service. Leveraging this technology, customers receive a supportable, maintainable and well documented identity management solution that includes automated business processes and integrated toolsets that help speed time to market.

* Sun Human Resources Synchronization Service: Provides enterprises with a
solution that links key information, like user names and passwords, to
resources that users need to access in order to do their jobs. Sun
provides common implementation scenarios to quickly allow enterprises to
automatically provision IT resources based an authoritative HR system.
* Sun Role Management Service: Leverages the Sun HR Synchronization
Service or another authoritative source in place to address common
provisioning and compliance scenarios centered on the concept of roles
based access control. The service uses a framework of business and
functional roles to control access and provide the ability to define,
maintain, and audit roles in relation to both the business and
functional roles within an organization. The role management framework
helps companies avoid the common pitfalls associated with role
proliferation or "role explosion."
* Sun Password Management Service: Builds an automated password management
framework that reduces administrative and operating costs associated
with the processing and management of passwords. As part of the service,
consultants build out various password management functions including
how to process and manage authentication questions. This service helps
customers achieve a significant reduction of Help Desk costs related to
password management calls.

Each service includes consulting, architectural, and implementation activities designed to help deliver a solution that addresses the creation and modification of users throughout their account lifecycle.

Sun and its partner community also offer a complete portfolio of identity management services which helps customers from evaluation, through architecture and management of their identity management strategy.

For more information on Sun Identity Management Professional Services, visit: . For more information on Sun's Java(TM) System Identity Management software, visit:

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