Axents access-control application provides secure and flexible control over access to a businesss Web and intranet content without requiring tight integration with a companys Web servers. SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // A business can get up and running with Webthority faster than with most rival access-control tools, making it possible to quickly protect potentially sensitive content.Provides access control for any Web-based content; supports many authentication mechanisms. Limited personalization capabilities; nonintuitive interface; hierarchical roles cannot be created for user access. Axent Technologies Inc., Rockville, Md.; (888) 442-9368; www.axent.com USABILITY - C CAPABILITY - B PERFORMANCE - B INTEROPERABILITY - A MANAGEABILITY - B
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Webthoritys centralized approach simplifies implementation but may be a liability for dealing with newer content that has more components, especially Extensible Markup Language.