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Magic Quadrant Positions Sun in ’Leaders’ Quadrant for Identity Management


Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

SANTA CLARA, CALIF May 3, 2006 Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW)today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the just-published 1H06 User Provisioning Magic Quadrant report1. Gartner places companies in the “Leaders” quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“We are gratified to have been placed in Gartner’s ”Leaders“ quadrant for user provisioning,” said Sara Gates, vice president of Identity Management at Sun Microsystems. “Sun’s commitment is to offer identity management solutions that let companies make security a seamless part of their business in ways that help them unlock value and make money.”

Reprints of Gartner’s 1H06 User Provisioning Magic Quadrant report are available on the Sun Web site at

Sun’s User Provisioning capabilities are part of the Sun Java System Identity Manager software, the industry’s first converged user provisioning and meta-directory solution. Java Identity Manager includes all the capabilities necessary to manage identity profiles and permissions in a manner that streamlines operations and enhances enterprise security.

The Sun Java System Identity Manager software is a component of the Sun Java System Identity Management Suite that helps businesses manage, protect, store, verify and share identity data throughout the enterprise and across extranets. In addition to Identity Manager, the suite includes Identity Auditor, Access Manager, Federation Manager, and Directory Server Enterprise Edition. More information about the Suite and Sun’s user provisioning capabilities can be found on the Web at

The Sun Java System Identity Management Suite is part of Sun’s broader Java Enterprise System, an open, standards-based software system that delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network services as a single, integrated entity on a predictable release cycle. It serves as the strategic underpinning of Sun’s software strategy. For more information on the Java Enterprise System please visit:
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1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 1H06” by Roberta Witty, Ant Allan and Ray Wagner. April 25, 2006.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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