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Improved Secure Access Management and Single Sign-On for Web and Java Applications

Entegrity Solutions® Corp., a leader in access management and application security software and services, today revealed an enhanced version of its award-winning Entegrity AssureAccess™ access management software that improves user access management and significantly reduces application security development time for Web and Application Server based Java® e-business applications. Entegrity AssureAccess version 1.5 now delivers industry leading cross-domain single sign-on functionality, a new COM interface for easier integration with Windows-based applications, real-time security policy updates, instant blocking of malicious users and increased support for platforms, application servers, web servers and servlet engines.

“Assure Access is definitely amongst the most complete solutions available in the market at the moment,” said Jose Manuel Lopez, research analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “With the release of its 1.5 version, Entegrity has substantially enhanced the capabilities of the product, adding new features that some of its competitors currently lack.”

Entegrity AssureAccess 1.5 is a pure-Java access management system with a rich policy model that provides fine-grained access control for complex, secure e-business applications. Fully J2EE compliant, Entegrity AssureAccess offers comprehensive single sign-on, authentication, authorisation and audit services, and provides tight integration with today’s leading Java application servers.

“Web access management continues to mature beyond its roots as a single sign-on solution for Web-based electronic commerce,” said Phil Schacter, vice president and director, the Burton Group. “Going forward, it's much more likely that individual business transactions, implemented in Java, will work cooperatively with the identity and access management infrastructure to make decisions on whether or not to allow the transaction to be completed. In particular, Entegrity Solutions has focused on providing a strong set of capabilities for developers of e-business applications in its latest release of AssureAccess.”

AssureAccess eliminates the need for proprietary, application-specific and redundant access security to be built into individual applications, increasing the return on investment of e-business applications by substantially reducing development costs and enabling the rapid development of e-business applications.

“Our enhanced AssureAccess software makes it easier than ever to create, enforce and monitor user access policies across Web, Java and other e-business applications, and we are particularly pleased with the positive response we have received from customers, prospects and industry analysts,” said Geoff Charron, vice president of Access Management at Entegrity. “By creating a solution that reduces the time needed to develop and manage application security, we are helping connected e-businesses streamline application access for employees, customers, partners and suppliers.”


Cross-Domain Single Sign-On

New cross-domain single sign-on extends single sign-on services for users as they move from one e-business application to another, even if these applications belong to partners, affiliates or Application Service Providers (ASPs) and reside in different domains. Once users are authenticated, they can access applications within the organisation's network or on any partner or affiliate network without needing to login again. Organisations increase security by managing e-business security policies across multiple Internet domains, improve the user experience by reducing the number of logins required to access protected resources and reduce helpdesk costs due to lost passwords. AssureAccess gives partners and affiliates access to all of AssureAccess’ single sign-on, authentication, authorisation and audit features and functionality.

“Hogg Robinson will be bringing several new e-services to our clients during the coming year and the improvements to AssureAccess were compelling enough for us to select it for our access management solution,” said Paul Saggar, head of solutions architecture at Hogg Robinson. “Entegrity seems to be leading the market today and their new cross-domain, single sign-on AssureAccess capabilities will make it much easier for us to manage our security policy and provide our users with much more efficient access to multiple applications from multiple sources.”


Easier E-Business Application Integration

The AssureAccess 1.5 API now includes a COM interface, greatly extending the number of Windows applications that can take advantage of AssureAccess functionality, including C++, ASP and VB Script based e-business applications.


Real-Time Access Security Policy Updates

AssureAccess 1.5 now provides Real-Time Policy Updates to ensure that changes in access security policies take effect immediately, unlike other access management solutions that require bringing the application down and rebooting the application server or waiting hours for policies to be refreshed before changes take effect.


Immediate User and Group Logout

New Forced User Logout enhances security by enabling administrators to immediately log out individual users or groups from an e-business application, instantly blocking malicious users from an application. Other access management solutions require a user's access certificate to expire before the new policy can take effect thus it can take hours or even days to block a user.


Increased Platform, Application Server, Web Server and Servlet Engine Support

AssureAccess 1.5 extends its platform support to include AIX 4.3 in addition to its current support for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Solaris 2.7 and 2.8 and HP-UX 11.0.

AssureAccess 1.5 now provides integration support for the Apache Web Server in addition to its current support for Microsoft IIS 4.0 and Netscape Enterprise/iPlanet Web Server 4.1.

AssureAccess 1.5 provides extended support for BEA’s newest application server, WebLogic Server 6.0, in addition to its support for WebLogic Server 5.1, IBM WebSphere 3.5, 3.6 and 4.0 as well as any J2EE application server.

AssureAccess 1.5 also expands support of directories and servlet engines to include the Tomcat Servlet Engine in addition to its existing support for the JRun servlet engine and the Netscape iPlanet Web Server.

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For additional information contact:

Bridget Drysdale
Entegrity Solutions
+44 (0) 1344 782 950
bridget.drysdale@entegrity.com

Press contact:

Mary Brain/Catherine Eyres
Strategic Relations
+44 (0) 1494 434434
maryb/catherinee@strategicpr.net


About Entegrity Solutions

Entegrity Solutions provides complete, integrated access management and application security software and services, enabling trusted e-business. Entegrity’s offerings include Entegrity AssureAccess™, a 100 per cent Java access management solution for providing authentication, single sign-on, authorisation, personalisation, audit and administration services for e-Business applications. Entegrity Consulting and Integration Services are offered worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., the company has sales, operations and R&D facilities in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Sweden and the UK. For more information visit the Entegrity Web site at http://www.entegrity.com.


Entegrity® and Entegrity Solutions® are registered trademarks, and AssureAccess™ is a trademark of Entegrity Solutions Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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