identity management

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identity management

The management of a user's identity. Within the enterprise, an identity management system comprises a system of directories and access control based on policies. It includes the maintenance of the system (adds, changes, deletes) and generally offers single sign-on so that the user only has to log in once to gain access to multiple resources. See user management and provisioning, network directory and directory service.

The Public Internet
On the Internet, traditional identity management is a username/password system developed for each website or group of websites. Identity infrastructures, such as OpenID and the identity metasystem, embodied by Microsoft's CardSpace and the Higgins project, were designed to provide a unified approach to identity management in the public online world.

Identity management also embraces data sharing, and the infrastructures mentioned above offer users control over how their data are shared with websites and other online entities. See OpenID, identity metasystem and single sign-on.
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ID Series is the industry's only network identity management appliance delivering integrated features that resolve IP addresses to user identity (IP-to-ID) instantly, simplify user password management with the User Self Service Web Portal, centralize user account management, and enhance RADIUS authentication and access control.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- A10 Networks(R) today announced that Shinyoung Securities, a financial services company based in Seoul, South Korea with around 2,000 managed users, successfully deployed A10's ID Series network identity management appliance to simplify user account management.
Identity Engines' Ignition network identity management solution meets this need, and we look forward to continuing to expand our worldwide availability with partners like Zuken NetWave.
A10's ID Series is the industry's only network identity management appliance delivering integrated features that resolve IP addresses to user identity (IP-to-ID) instantly, simplify user password management with the User Self Help Web Portal, provision user account management, and enhance RADIUS authentication and access control.
With more than 30 channel partners signed and over 20 customer deployments in the year to date, the Identity Engines' Ignition(TM) network identity management solution is quickly re-shaping the network access marketplace," said Richard Bush, founder and Chairman of Identity Engines.
31 /PRNewswire/ -- A10 Networks(R) today announced that Smart City, the nation's largest provider of event technology in the convention industry, leverages A10's IDsentrie network identity management appliance to provide authentication services for large tradeshows across the US, including the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 event in Las Vegas that included over 2700 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors.
2 version upgrade to its ID Series network identity management appliances -- IDsentrie and IDaccess.
According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, the network identity management market is expected to exceed $1B by 2010.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- A10 Networks(R) today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured(R) Partner Program to certify technical interoperability between A10's IDsentrie(TM) network identity management appliance and RSA SecurID(R) technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC .
E[acute accent]Identity Engines was founded in 2004, and introduced its first product, the Ignition(TM) network identity management appliance, earlier this month.
Also, the EX Series along with A10's award-winning IP-to-ID technology within the ID Series of network identity management appliances obtains instant user identity resolution for any IP or MAC address.
today introduced the industry's first enterprise-grade platform designed to deliver highly reliable, centrally-managed network identity management services.

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