Secure Identity

Keeping track of who's who and who is doing what is not easy in the electronic world – where face-to-face communication is more exception than rule. But it is important to know exactly who you are dealing with at all times. Enter Secure Identity, the electronic version of identity verification that enables one party to identify itself securely to another party authentically and without repudiation.

Indeed, all businesses want to keep hackers as far away from their applications and data as possible. That's just one area where identity is important.

In addition, businesses also need to provide the right set of privileges to each individual user – being careful not to grant too much or too little. Users with excessive privileges or entitlements can wreak havoc on a business from a security, compliance and liability standpoint. And, of course, if users are not granted the right level of privileges, then business can come to a screeching halt.

At Drummond Group, we apply our years of experience to ensure secure identity-based online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information so that networks will become privacy protecting and more natively trustworthy environments. We help to ensure secure identities through our work with the KANTARA initiative and SAML 2.0. Full-matrix testing is the best means to verify product group interoperability as it verifies that every product can successfully interact and interoperate with the other products in the test group using the test criteria.

The first SAML full-matrix interoperability test event was sponsored by the KANTARA Initiative, continuing the program it inherited from the Liberty Alliance, and was held from January through March 2011. This test marked the second time the SAML 2.0 eGovernment (eGov) Profile, version 1.5, was included in the event. The eGov profile was produced as a result of a multi-government effort to create a SAML conformance profile for government-centric identity management.

For more information about the KANTARA INITIATIVE: http://kantarainitiative.org/

For more information about the KANTARA Interoperability Certification Program: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/certification/ Interoperability+Certification+Program

 

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