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HP Enables Secure Access to Information Among Businesses with New Identity Management Software11/30/2004
HP today introduced identity management software that enables enterprise customers to allow their business
partners secure access to information that resides on different systems across corporate boundaries.
Announced at HP's Software Universe event, HP OpenView Select Federation uses industry-standard federation
protocols to link multiple accounts with different providers on the Internet so that authentication occurs only once
and securely. When a user navigates to different sites belonging to the same federation, the HP software
recognizes that user and is able to provide a secure, personalized experience based on the user's preferences and
The new solution will be available in two versions. The Enterprise edition will target business-to-enterprise and
business-to-business usage, and the Premium edition will target customers in the telecommunication, mobile and
"Identity theft and privacy are growing concerns for consumers, and identity management poses a constant
compliance issue for enterprises and service providers with various systems," said Todd DeLaughter, vice
president and general manager, Management Software Organization, HP. "By enabling rapid integration of different
systems, HP is adding value in identity-based services by ensuring that enterprises and service providers succeed,
while also protecting consumer privacy."
HP OpenView Select Federation is being made available through an original equipment manufacturing agreement
with Trustgenix, Inc., the leading provider of software federation solutions that establish secure, privacy-protected
exchange of user data among cooperating organizations.
"Trustgenix is proud to be working with HP to provide a strategic component of their identity management suite. As
the leading provider of Federation Solutions, Trustgenix products have a proven track record and one of the most
comprehensive interoperability portfolios," said Atul Tulshibagwale, chief executive officer, Trustgenix. "With this
agreement, customers can now more easily adopt modern IT infrastructures rapidly without disruption to their
existing IT environments."
HP OpenView Select Federation is the only protocol-agnostic and vendor-agnostic solution available on the market
today. It offers support for Liberty Alliance, SAML and WS Federation protocols while also interoperating with any
vendor's identity management solution. With Select Federation, customers can protect their current IT investments
while readily interoperating with their partners' heterogeneous IT infrastructures.
Research firm IDC expects the identity management market to reach nearly $4 billion by 2007, up from
approximately $600 million in 2002. The effective management of identity, access and accountability on multiple
applications and connect points is not only an operations and security necessity, it also provides a distinct business
advantage by enabling enterprises to more efficiently and reliably deliver products and services.
Select Federation key to mobile and telecommunications industries
HP OpenView Select Federation enables service providers to offer secure, mobile federated identity services while
protecting the privacy of service consumers. Federated identity is particularly important to the early adopters in the
mobile and telecommunications industries as many mobile issues, including data-sharing between services,
roaming, privacy, usability and regulation, are identity-related.
Select Federation integrates the mobile and fixed approaches to web services, including mobile-specific
authentication methods, utilization of SIM-U/SIM for authentication and mobile terminals that are now being
produced to "speak" the same federation protocols as HP OpenView Select Federation.
Various groups benefit from this new solution. For operators, benefits include new revenue, interoperability,
regulatory compliance and the positioning of the mobile network as the preferred channel for trusted services. For
service providers, benefits include a larger available market and a lower cost of business. Finally, end users will
realize benefits such as enhanced convenience, more services, improved privacy and a lower cost.
More information about HP OpenView Identity Management solutions is available at www.hp.com/
More information about Trustgenix and its products, including a free downloadable version to qualified customers,
is available at www.trustgenix.com.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings
span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal
quarters ended Oct. 31, 2004, HP revenue totaled $79.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ)
is available at www.hp.com.