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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps Merlin International to Provide CA Solutions for Identity and Access Management


Robust identity and access management to safeguard VA employees and Veterans personal information and make it easier to access Web-based information and applications

Denver and Islandia, N.Y., July 2008 - Merlin International and CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Merlin has been selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide CA’s robust identity and access management solutions to support the majority of the Department’s identity management and access management requirements. The solutions are designed to enable VA to leverage e-Authentication, verify proper access to information, protect data, simplify internal systems, and enhance compliance with FISMA, HSPD 12 and HIPAA.

VA makes benefits and services available for approximately 60 million veterans and their family members. With more than 230,000 employees, 153 medical centers and 800 Community Based Outpatient Centers, VA is the largest direct health care delivery system in America. By deploying enterprise-wide identity and access management solutions, VA will be able to provide secure delivery and access to Web-based applications; enhance veteran access to benefit and health information; improve regulatory compliance; improve inter-agency collaboration; and enhance overall agency security.

“Merlin’s partnership with VA to deliver quality healthcare and benefits to Veterans currently spans a broad list of initiatives including this new engagement to deliver identity and access management,” said John Trauth, president of Merlin’s Technology Systems Division. “Securing confidential information and ensuring that only authorized staff has access is critical to delivering the highest caliber service. Together with CA, our Veterans will have that confidence.”

“VA has millions of unique identities to manage - from its employees to Veterans. Its range of services, including healthcare and benefits for Veterans, relies on the safety of data as well as a need to share personally identifiable information with other agencies,” said Joe Page, senior vice president of Public Sector Sales from CA. “By implementing an enterprise-wide identity and access management solution, VA is taking proper measures to protect the privacy and personal information of its constituents and ensure that only authorized users have access to restricted data. We are very pleased to partner with Merlin to provide a solution to help VA efficiently and effectively manage, authenticate, track and validate identities.”

VA selected the following CA leading identity and access management products: CA SiteMinder, CA Identity Manager, CA Enterprise Single Sign On, CA Federation Security Services, CA Access Control, CA Directory, and CA SOA Security Manager with XML Gateway, to help create an enterprise-wide solution.


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