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Oblix NetPoint 5.1

USABILITY

C

CAPABILITY

A

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

A

MANAGEABILITY

B

Oblix NetPoints comprehensive approach to access control provides a complete and detailed system for authenticating users and managing access to Web-based resources. However, the Oblix products high level of complexity may discourage administrators with simpler access control needs.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Before Oblix NetPoint can be fully implemented, administrators must have a detailed understanding of their Web resources and how they want to control access to them.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Oblix NetPoints excellent capabilities, plus its strong support for XML, will make it a good system for integration with Web services and business-to-business systems.

PROS: Very good single-sign-on features; excellent identity features for managing user rights and roles.

CONS: Steep initial learning curve; multiple modules add to administrator work.

Oblix Inc., Cupertino, Calif.; (800) 438-0626; www.oblix.com