SafeNet unveils unified identity federation for Cloud applications


announced the launch of new cloud functionality for its SafeWord 2008 strong
authentication management platform.

2008 includes identity federation and single sign-on (SSO) capabilities for
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, including and Google

key solutions in SafeNet’s cloud security portfolio, both of SafeNet’s
authentication management platforms, SafeNet Authentication Manager (SAM) and
SafeWord 2008, now enable customers to seamless extend enterprise identities to
SaaS-based applications.

organizations start to widely adopt SaaS applications, they are looking for
ways to leverage the operational efficiencies and scalability that the cloud
brings, while still ensuring the security of their virtual assets. SafeNet now
enables customers to easily and pragmatically extend their security strategies
to include the cloud, without any changes to authentication platform or
infrastructure,” said Andrew Young, vice president, product management at

2008, along with SafeNet  Authentication Manager (SAM),
now provides a seamless and extensible strong authentication and SSO experience
for customers accessing SaaS-based applications.

federating an enterprise user identity via Security Assertion Markup Language
(SAML), SafeNet’s authentication management platforms now enable organizations
to leverage existing infrastructure, and allow users to have the same login
credentials for both on-premise and cloud-based applications.

extending enterprise identity management to the cloud, businesses and
organizations can achieve greater efficiency through SSO and better visibility
into business processes through workflow monitoring, and reporting
functions,” said Sally Hudson, Research Director, Security Products and
Services at IDC.

recently unveiled its Multi-Domain eXchange (MDeX) System that provides a trusted
information-sharing capability critical to the United States defense, homeland
security, and intelligence missions. The MDeX System ensures that sensitive
information is responsibly shared between multiple organizations and security

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