CA Technologies Champions White House Initiative to Create “Identity Ecosystem”
Company’s Leading Identity and Access Management Technology Featured Today at NSTIC Press Conference
ISLANDIA, N.Y. and WASHINGTON D.C. - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced its support for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a White House initiative to create an “identity ecosystem” to improve the privacy, security and convenience of sensitive online transactions. CA Technologies leading Identity and Access Management solutions, CA SiteMinder®, CA Arcot WebFort® and CA Arcot RiskFort™, are part of a multi-company, private sector demonstration being shown today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with a press conference where U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will release the White House National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
“Knowing and trusting the identities involved in a transaction – whether it’s business-to-consumer, business-to-business or government-to-citizen – is critical to securing online commerce and business enablement,” said Mike Denning, general manager, Security, CA Technologies. “We are proud to support such an important White House effort by providing the solutions that help authenticate an individual and verify that a person is who they claim to be.”
The following CA Technologies solutions contribute to the online identity ecosystem:
• CA SiteMinder: a Web access management solution which provides user authentication, policy-based authorization, single sign-on, identity federation, and auditing for web applications. CA SiteMinder is designed to accept standardized credentials (including OpenID and SAML) for user authentication and authorization, and it currently helps secure web applications for a number U.S. federal government agencies and banks.
• CA Arcot WebFort: provides a low footprint, cost-effective option for strong authentication with centralized policy management. CA Arcot technology underlies the Verified by Visa® and MasterCard® SecureCode programs, which provide millions of consumers with an additional layer of security for online transactions.
• CA Arcot RiskFort: supports risk-based authentication by detecting changes in authentication behavior which might indicate fraudulent activity. This can help relying parties (Web site or other entity) understand when a credential has been compromised or when additional authentication may be required in order to establish a trustworthy identity.
In addition to its support for NSTIC, CA Technologies supports a number of identity-related standards bodies and security organizations with the goal of building reliable, shareable, trusted identities, including the OpenID Foundation, Open Identity Exchange (OIX), and the Kantara Initiative.
For more information about CA Technologies Identity and Access Management solutions, please visit http://www.ca.com/us/it-security-solutions.aspx or http://www.ca.com/us/products/industry-solutions/public-sector/security.aspx.
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