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Siemens strengthens its IT security portfolio in the area of Identity and Access Management


Munich, Mar 13, 2006, Siemens Communications has expanded its HiPath SIcurity DirX product family with the exclusive purchase of the product “Global Trust” from the Canadian company OKIOK. As a result, key functionalities have been added to the product component HiPath SIcurity DirX Access: the new software enables the authentication of identities and the granting and monitoring access rights to protected Web resources (the Identity Federation concept). DirX Access is an important component in the DirX family for the implementation of secure processes for conducting business via the internet in compliance with legal stipulations.

Handling business transactions via the Web demands rapid and secure identification and authentication of employees, business partners and customers. HiPath SIcurity DirX Access supports all the current authentication methods in this process, from user name and password to chipcards with certificates. Expanding it to include “Global Trust” ensures that functions such as Web Access Management, Web Single Sign-On, Identity Federation and Web Services Security are now integral components of DirX Access.

Web Access Management with Single Sign-On means that subscriber sessions are securely managed and users gain access to all the resources to which they are entitled while only signing on once in the network. The exchange of user identities and access rights with other companies according to the Identity Federation principle allows secure access from within a corporate Web application, for example, to the systems of suppliers and dealers without the need for repeated authentication. In addition to this, extensive audit and reporting facilities support the implementation of corporate security directives and compliance requirements.

Together with DirX and DirX Identity, the HiPath SIcurity DirX family now offers fully integrated Identity and Access Management which meets all the requirements for modern enterprise security solutions.

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Founded in 1973, Okiok is a world pioneer in the field of IT security and authentication software development. Recognized for product excellence and high quality service, Okiok offers a wide array of integrated solutions aimed at satisfying the specific needs of organizations operating in a variety of sectors, including health care, financial services and government. Its product portfolio includes encryption and secure file transfer solutions that help organizations meet compliance requirements with respect to the protection of personal information, privacy and IT governance.
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HiPath is the Enterprise Convergence Architecture from Siemens. A comprehensive solution and service portfolio enables companies to further expand their existing voice and data infrastructures, safeguard their existing capital investment, and implement second generation IP (2gIP) applications. 2gIP applications optimize company processes and lead to a sustained improvement in productivity for the corporation. Thanks to the continuous further development of its products and software, Siemens Communications is an innovation leader on the path to a seamless integration of realtime communication in the IT world. According to analysts, HiPath has ensured that Siemens is the world’s number one supplier of VoIP connections. With a market share of 38.6%. Siemens aims to further expand this position. Over 70% of the Fortune 500 corporations have selected a HiPath solution. Customers include BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ford, IBM, Kodak, SAP, BP and Volvo.
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The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros.
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