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Sxip Identity Delivers Phishing Resistant Access to Google Apps and Salesforce

CATALYST CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 /PRNewswire/ - Sxip Identity today released support for information cards with Sxip Access, the leading on-demand identity management solution. Sxip Access now enables remote users to employ phishing-resistant identity agents to authenticate to Salesforce and Google Apps with user-centric, Identity 2.0 technologies such as Microsoft Windows CardSpace and the Bandit Project's DigitalMe from Novell.

CATALYST CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 /PRNewswire/ – Sxip Identity today released support for information cards with Sxip Access, the leading on-demand identity management solution. Sxip Access now enables remote users to employ phishing-resistant identity agents to authenticate to Salesforce and Google Apps with user-centric, Identity 2.0 technologies such as Microsoft Windows CardSpace and the Bandit Project's DigitalMe from Novell.

Sxip Access integrates seamlessly with existing LDAP servers or corporate directories enabling an organization's IT department to easily provision and control access to on-demand applications the same as their other enterprise applications. Proven to increase adoption and utilization, Sxip Access simplifies administration for IT, mitigates the risk of unauthorized access to on-demand data, and improves user experience with no additional login credentials to remember.

"It's a great evolution for the identity space to have a user-centric, Identity 2.0 company addressing real enterprise security issues," said Mike Neuenschwander, VP and Research Director, Burton Group. "Sxip provides the burgeoning on-demand market safer and easier access for remote workers, who required a convenient phishing protection method."

Identity selectors such as DigitalMe and Windows CardSpace allow individuals to control the presentation and release of their personal identity information offering increased privacy, security and convenience for users. By combining these user-centric technologies with Sxip Access, the enterprise can allow remote workers to access their hosted data without passing their corporate credentials over the internet.

"It's exciting to see the Identity 2.0 vision becoming a reality as user-centric identity technologies are solving today's enterprise security challenges," said Dick Hardt, CEO, Sxip Identity. "We've reached an important milestone now that we have interoperable, open source technologies such as the Bandit Project's Information Card selector in addition to Microsoft's Windows CardSpace."

"We are pleased with Sxip Identity's decision to add Information Card support to Sxip Access," said Kim Cameron, Chief Identity Architect at Microsoft Corp. "Information Cards provide a phishing-resistant login mechanism that helps users stay in control of their digital identities while simplifying their user experience."

"Interoperable, cross-platform Information Cards provide a much needed open identity framework that is both transparent and expedient for web users," said Dale Olds, distinguished engineer and Bandit Project leader at Novell. "Sxip Access support of DigitalMe is a major step forward in security and ease of use for on-demand applications."

"As customers of all sizes bring salesforce.com's on-demand applications into their IT environments they need an easy way to manage and secure access," said George Hu, Chief Marketing Officer, salesforce.com. "Customers can quickly and easily deploy Sxip Access from the AppExchange to easily provision and secure access to Salesforce and other on-demand applications for their users."

About Sxip Identity

Sxip Identity is the market leader for Identity 2.0 an internet-scale approach to identity and access management that is simple, secure and open. Sxip provides on-demand identity management solutions for the enterprise and user-centric solutions that securely automate the exchange of identity data on the web.

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CONTACT: Press Contact: Lori Pike, Sxip Identity, (604) 808-6655, lpike@sxip.com

SOURCE Sxip Identity Corporation

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