Sun's acquisition of Waveset Technologies is complete. Waveset will
become part of Sun's Software organization and will bring secure
identity management capabilities to the Sun JavaTM Enterprise
Waveset's software is designed to automate the processes that govern
access to enterprise systems and data while reducing the cost and
complexity of identity management.
Waveset's products will extend the Sun Java Enterprise System
capabilities by centralizing and automating the management of entities
(such as employee, customer and partner identities) to devices and RFID
tags, across and between enterprises, on multiple platforms such as
those from HP, IBM, Microsoft and Sun. Waveset's products include:
- Waveset Lighthouse Provisioning Manager, an automated provisioning
- Waveset Lighthouse Password Manager, a self-service password
- Waveset Lighthouse Identity Broker, an identity profile management
- Waveset Directory Master, a directory management solution
Waveset's products will be integrated with Sun's current Identity
Management offering, JavaTM System Network Identity Services, which
- Sun JavaTM System Directory Server
- Sun JavaTM System Meta Directory Server
- Sun JavaTM System Identity Server
- Sun JavaTM Desktop System
- Sun Java CardTM technology
The above listed server products were formerly branded as SunTM Open
Net Environment (Sun ONE).
"Provisioning is an important piece of the identity management puzzle,"
said Jamie Lewis, chief executive officer and research chair of Burton
Group. "But as a piece of the puzzle, provisioning must work well with
directory services, access management, federation and other identity
management infrastructure technologies. Customers want an integrated
solution, and with its acquisition of Waveset, Sun is working to address
Sun will bring the founders of Waveset to Sun. Mike Turner, formerly
chief executive officer and founder at Waveset, will be leading product
efforts under Stephen Pelletier, vice president of Network Identity,
Communications and Portal, who reports into Schwartz. Mark McClain,
formerly president and founder at Waveset, will be vice president of
identity management marketing.
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