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ActivIdentity announced a comprehensive strategy and technology roadmap to enable Managed Security Service Providers to deliver strong authentication and credential management services. ActivIdentity's cloud computing services initiative enables Managed Security Service Providers to provide an alternative delivery method of infrastructure software to defend against security threats and identity fraud for a variety of vertical markets (e.g., banking and financial services industry, state and local government). In times of economic hardship and a widening information technology skills gap, a subscription-based delivery model is better suited to address the cost pressures of already resource-strapped organizations. The recent acquisition of CoreStreet solidifies ActivIdentity's cloud computing strategy, as the new subsidiary has existing partnerships with General Dynam... (more)

Sun and ActivIdentity Solve the Challenge of Integrating and Securing Access to Resources

Sun Microsystems and ActivIdentity Corp. have announced a joint solution that combines the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite with ActivIdentity's Card Management System and Enterprise Single Sign-On. The combination allows organizations to link physical and network security access and incorporate strong two-factor authentication to network resources and applications, which helps businesses improve security, maintain regulatory compliance and reduce administrative costs, and helps government agencies and contractors comply with the U.S. government's HSPD-12 security directive. Together, Sun and ActivIdentity let businesses use a single system to connect and automate the processes for granting and revoking access rights to both physical and network resources, while leaving the control of the actual systems to the individual departments. The system uses a single ... (more)

Keane Reaches Agreement to Acquire Portions of BearingPoint Public Services Business

  Boston, MA –  - Keane, Inc., a global services firm that specializes in optimizing businesses’ information technology (IT) investments, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with BearingPoint, Inc. to purchase a portion of the BearingPoint Public Services business in North America, which would include BearingPoint’s New York City practice. Finalization of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and securing approval by the court overseeing BearingPoint’s bankruptcy restructuring. “This addition to our Public Sector business completely aligns with Keane’s existing capabilities and the unique strength we have in both our Federal and State and Local organizations,” stated Mani Subramanian, Chairman and CEO of Keane Inc. “We are enthused about the synergy of the New York City component and the City’s selection of u... (more)

Jacques Kerrest Joins Actividentity as CFO and COO

ActivIdentity announced that Jacques Kerrest has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Kerrest will oversee all of ActivIdentity’s financial and operational functions, including finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory and risk management. Partnering with recently appointed CEO Grant Evans, Mr. Kerrest brings a notable record in building companies through M&A and managing new growth and organizational challenges, which further positions ActivIdentity to realize the potential for substantial growth. Previously, Mr. Kerrest served as Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Media Inc., the second largest communications company in the UK, where he was responsible for overseeing every aspect of finance. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Equant N.V. and prior to that of Harte-H... (more)

Global Information Security Products And Services Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Information Security Products And Services Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01048478/Global-Information-Security-Products-And-Services-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Security_Systems This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Information Security Products and Services in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Information Security Software, Information Security Hardware, and Information Security Services. The sub-segments analyzed under the Information Security Software segment include Identity & Access Management (Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Web Single Sign-On, Host Single Sign-On, User Provisioning, Directory Services, Legacy Authorization, Advanced Authentication), Secure Conten... (more)

ActivIdentity Mini-tokens Selected to Meet New FSA Requirements

ActivIdentity, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that the Hana Financial Group has selected ActivIdentity Mini-tokens to meet the new Financial Security Agency (FSA) mandatory requirement set by the South Korean government. The FSA has issued a mandatory requirement for all banks offering internet banking facilities to provide users with a 2nd factor, for the purposes of strong authentication, in the form of an OTP token. The requirement took effect on May 1, 2008. “A major requirement of the Hana Financial Group was to select a standards-based authentication solution. The ActivIdentity Mini-token was selected as it complies with the OATH open standard, providing compatibility with 3rd party software, and assurance of future proofing as industry requirements move over time.” A Hana Bank spokesperson said. “Compliance ... (more)

ActivIdentity and Queensland Transport to Deliver First Class Smartcard Drivers License Program

ActivIdentity (Australia) Pty. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, and the Queensland Government, Australia, acting through the Department of Transport (“Queensland Transport”), today announced the signing of an agreement to deliver a Smartcard Management System for the secure issuance of smartcard driver licences to Queensland citizens. The capacity to issue a smartcard driver licence will be progressively rolled out to licence issuing centres across Queensland, with implementation complete in 2010. It will take up to five years for all Queenslanders to have the smartcard license, as drivers will not be required to apply for it until their existing license expires. (Queensland driver licences are valid for up to five years.) ActivIdentity will deliver its identity assurance plat... (more)

Global Information Security Products And Services Industry

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Information Security Products And Services Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01048478/Global-Information-Security-Products-And-Services-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Security_Systems This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Information Security Products and Services in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Information Security Software, Information Security Hardware, and Information Security Services. The sub-segments analyzed under the Information Security Software segment include Identity & Access Management (Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Web Single Sign-On, Host Single Sign-On, User Provisioning, Directory Services, Legacy Authorization, Advanced Authentication), Secure Content... (more)

ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID Solution Finalist for SC Magazine Awards

FREMONT, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity(R) , a global leader in the provision of digital identity assurance solutions, is a finalist in the Best Identity Management category at the SC Magazine Awards 2008 for its Smart Employee ID solution. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051108/SFTU161LOGO) Many businesses treat building access controls and validation to logical networks as two separate areas, meaning that multiple departments are often managed by disparate budgets and inconsistent strategies. As a result, employees are being asked to carry several cards and entry codes in order to access buildings and use IT systems. This condition can threaten the security of confidential log-in details and leave corporate systems vulnerable to unauthorized access, as employees try to manage the myriad of log-in details for which they are res... (more)

ActivIdentity Announces Strong Authentication Solution Supporting OATH-Promoted One-Time Password Algorithm

FREMONT, Calif., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity Inc. , a global leader in digital identity assurance, today reaffirmed its commitment to the authentication standards by launching the ActivIdentity Mini Token OE and ActivIdentity Authentication SDK supporting the HMAC One-Time-Password (HOTP) algorithm technology developed by the Initiative for Open AuTHentication (OATH). OATH is an industry initiative with the mission to drive the ubiquity of strong authentication across all networks, applications and devices. "As the OATH standards become widely adopted, two-factor authentication technology will become increasingly more affordable, enabling businesses to better protect themselves against malicious security threats," said Wally Kowal, OATH marketing team member and vice president of marketing for mobile security company Diversinet. "The momentum cre... (more)

The CTOvision Disruptive IT List: Firms we believe all enterprise technologists should be tracking

By BobGourley Disruptive IT List The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT. Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should be evaluating now for use in transforming their technology base. We believe the firms here meet a threshold of significance that warrants special attention.   The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List includes:   10gen: Production support for MongoDB 10gen’s comprehensive range of services enable you to get the most out of commercial-grade deployments of MongoDB. 10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, … [Read More...] Actifio: Radically Simple Actifio solutions are deployed in physical, virtual or hybrid IT environments in enterprise IT organizationsacross all vertical markets and in managed or cl... (more)