Authentication & User Management

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2012-04-30 Email Print this article Print

By providing businesses with the ability to seamlessly exchange identities beyond the corporate firewall, RSA Federated Identity Manager distinguished itself from a range of similar products in this year's Excellence Awards Authentication & User Managemen

WINNER RSA Security Inc.
RSA Federated Identity Manager

By providing businesses with the ability to seamlessly exchange identities beyond the corporate firewall, RSA Federated Identity Manager distinguished itself from a range of similar products in this years Excellence Awards Authentication & User Management category.

For a list of all the winners and finalists of the fifth annual eWEEK Excellence Awards, click here.
RSA Securitys ( RSA Federated Identity Manager is a stand-alone software product that allows organizations to administer federated identity, regardless of whether the scheme is among internal business units or external partners and customers. The product also supports single sign-on across multiple domains.

Interoperability is critical when it comes to federation, and its one of the reasons Excellence Awards judges singled out RSA Federated Identity Manager. The product interoperates with other identity and access management products, allowing IT managers to leverage existing infrastructure investments. Judges liked RSA Federated Identity Managers support of identity federation standards Security Assertion Markup Language 1.0 and 1.1, Liberty Alliances ID-FF 1.2 specification, and WS-Federation standards.


Sun Microsystems Inc. Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 2004 Q2

It can be hard to stand out in the crowd of identification and authentication management products. But Suns Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition does just that by providing a solid foundation for identity management.

Suns Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition integrates with Microsoft Corp.s Active Directory and is a central repository for storing enterprise identity information.

Excellence judges said Java System Directory Servers integration with Active Directory shows that Sun, when it wants to, can play well with Microsoft when it comes to interoperability, thus ensuring better network services compatibility. For this, the Excellence judges give Sun ( their approval.

Oblix Inc.
Oblix COREid 7.0

The latest version of Oblixs COREid identity management and access control solution attracted Excellence Awards judges attention for the level of control it gives to larger, more complex enterprises.

COREid allows organizations to get a handle on large-scale user authentication and authorization deployment. Version 7.0 includes Web access management, user self-service, user provisioning and delegated administration features.

The real power of the COREid product suite is in its ability to provide attribute-by-attribute control for multiple levels of delegated administration, saving busy IT managers time.

More information is at

Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists:
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
  • Enterprise Storage Hardware
  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
  • Productivity Applications
  • Server Hardware
  • Networking & Management Tools
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • System & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-Stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation
    As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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