Baltimore Technologies, a global leader
in e-security, announced the latest version of its access and
authorization solution, SelectAccess 3.5. This new upgrade expands
SelectAccess’ operating system support, including HP-UX, as well as its
directory server support, including products from Novell and Siemens.
SelectAccess 3.5 makes it easier than ever to manage user access to portals
and extranets and determine the business transactions individual users are
authorized to perform.
“We have worked closely with our customers and integration partners
to develop a solution that combines exceptional scalability, broad platform
support, total extensibility and superior performance as compared to other
access control technologies on the market,” said Joyce Fai, vice president,
Authentication and Authorization Solutions, Baltimore Technologies. “The new
features and expanded technology support in SelectAccess 3.5 demonstrate our
continued commitment to meeting customer needs with open, standards-based
solutions that are easy to deploy and simple to manage. With this latest
version we continue to build momentum in the access and authorization
management space and create worldwide demand for SelectAccess.”
SelectAccess’ XML-based architecture allows for support of a full
spectrum of operating systems and makes it highly suitable for integration
with leading e-commerce applications and emerging Web service models.
New features include:
–Expanded Operating System, Application Server, Web Server and
Directory Support–This extensive support provides IT managers with greater
flexibility when deploying the solution into existing infrastructures.
–With SelectAccess 3.5, HP-UX 11 is added to the roster of
supported operating systems. Other operating systems supported are
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Sun Solaris 2.8 and RedHat
–Directory support now includes a comprehensive list of LDAP v3
compliant directories including: Novell eDirectory, Siemens DirX,
in addition to continued support for iPlanet/Netscape Directory
Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Critical Path LiveContent
Directory Server and Syntegra Alphelion Global Directory.
–Multi-Domain Single Sign-On–SelectAccess 3.5 contains the ability
to extend single sign-on across multiple domains. This new feature
simplifies login complexity by allowing user credentials to follow the user
from one protected domain to another, which minimizes the number of login
requests presented to a user and minimizes help-desk calls.
–Expanded Password Management–SelectAccess 3.5 enables robust
password management capabilities by allowing IT Managers and end users the
ability to use a full range of password protection techniques, making
effective use of this widely adopted authentication method.
–User Profile Self-Management–SelectAcccess 3.5 also enables IT
Managers to establish Self-Managed Attributes for their user population.
Through the use of customizable forms, IT Managers can create a unique
Identity Management front-end interface possessing the same look-and-feel as
the overall organizational site. Once in place, the IT Management staff
gains efficiencies by allowing designated system users to update attributes
such as user preferences or personal data.
SelectAccess 3.5 also supports a wide variety of third-party
platforms, including leading application servers and popular Web servers.
Additionally, SelectAccess 3.5 supports a broad range of authentication
methods, including passwords, digital certificates, smart cards, 2-factor
tokens, RSA SecurID and RADIUS authentication. In addition, SelectAccess 3.5
provides enhanced extensibility by offering a rich C, C++ and Java API
library as part of its delivered core. These include the GUI API, which
bolsters decision criteria and conditional rules, Validator API, which
bolsters decision point logic and new authentication engines, Enforcer API,
which supports any service or application to enforce access or authorization
decisions, and Resource Discovery API which provides discovery modules for
Baltimore SelectAccess makes it easy for businesses to provide
secure, role-based user access to online information by building and
updating user groups in real-time – utilizing information accessible in the
system or obtained through Web forms. As a result, SelectAccess also ensures
that transactions are in accordance with the organization’s tried and true
security policy. In addition, SelectAccess provides the most intuitive and
easy-to-manage interface, allowing organizations to easily delegate
authority and provide fine-grained access control. This combination of
features empowers an organization’s customers, employees and partners to
conduct business online, saving time and money.
Recent third-party evaluations also confirm that SelectAccess
delivers exceptional scalability and performance when compared to similar
products. In January 2001, eWEEK, awarded SelectAccess the winning score in
an in-depth competitive evaluation. In addition, Mindcraft(R), an
independent testing lab, recently gave SelectAccess the highest results for
speed and scalability in tests designed to mirror real-world corporate
environments, surpassing the performance results of all other products that
have undergone comparable evaluations on equivalent platforms.
About Baltimore Technologies – A Global Leader in Security & Trust
Baltimore Technologies’ products, services and solutions solve the
fundamental security and trust needs of e-business, ensuring that companies
can verify the identity of who they are doing business with and which
resources and information users can access on open networks. Many of the
world’s leading organizations have chosen Baltimore’s e-security technology
to conduct business more efficiently and cost effectively over the Internet
and wireless networks. The company also offers support worldwide for its
authorization management and Public Key based authentication systems.
Baltimore’s products and services are sold directly and through its
worldwide partner network, Baltimore TrustedWorld. Baltimore Technologies is
a public company, principally trading on London (BLM). For more information
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