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Layer 7 Joins Liberty Alliance

Layer 7 Technologies Inc. announced that it has joined the Liberty Alliance, a consortium of more than 150 companies, non-profit and government organizations from around the globe, committed to developing an open standard for federated network identity that supports all current and emerging network devices. Layer 7 will support the use of Liberty-based authentication systems in its SecureSpan product line.

Web services-based integrations often span business and identity boundaries, with authentication and authorization operations based on "federated" identities. Standards like Liberty provide mechanisms to remotely authenticate and provide secure evidence of authentication between departments, divisions and business partners. SecureSpan will use these capabilities to help authenticate messages using a customers' Liberty infrastructure or Web federation product. Layer 7 joins companies including American Express, AOL, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, General Motors, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and VeriSign in adopting and developing this standard.

"Layer 7 Technologies has always believed in use of open standards to help facilitate the rapid and secure deployment of Web services across security and identity boundaries," said Toufic Boubez, chief technical officer of Layer 7 Technologies. "The Liberty Alliance provides a key standard for building federated Web services, and clearly benefits from the active involvement of both technology vendors and business customers."

The Layer 7 SecureSpan Gateway is an intelligent XML Firewall that enforces policy on every Web service or XML application provisioned through the SecureSpan Manager. The SecureSpan Gateway identifies and processes each message according to the policy created for the service. Validating identity and corresponding entitlements is a crucial component of most security policies. SecureSpan leverages customers' existing directory and Web access infrastructure to ensure that only authenticated and authorized identities can access applications.

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