Helping to Improve Security, Maintain Compliance and Reduce Administrative Costs
This new solution integrates strong two-factor authentication to network resources and applications, which can help companies combat potential security breaches such as data and identity theft, corporate espionage, and other malicious behavior. By linking a company's physical and logical security access, the Sun-ActivIdentity solution further strengthens enterprise security with capabilities such as immediately restricting both building and network access when an employee or contractor separates from a company. The solution also helps customers meet regulatory compliance requirements by extending the ability to audit user access across both physical and network resources.
Additionally, the solution helps companies reduce corporate administrative costs by automating time-consuming manual processes for granting and revoking building and IT access. The solution also consolidates multiple user access credentials such as passwords and certificates onto a single smart card -- dramatically reducing the number of help desk calls and the costs of maintaining separate systems with divergent access types.
Customers who have implemented Java Card technology will appreciate that the joint Sun-ActivIdentity solution is compatible with the Sun Java Card platform, the leading technology for multi-application smart cards with over 1.5 billion cards shipped. Java Card technology helps to provide a secure environment for applications that run on smart cards and other devices with very limited memory and processing capabilities. Multiple applications can be deployed on a single card, and new applications can be added even after it has been issued to end users. The joint Sun-ActivIdentity solution runs on a diverse range of operating systems, including the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), Windows, Linux and HP-UX.
Availability and Cost
The joint Sun-ActivIdentity solution is available immediately to customers through Sun sales offices. Sun also offers implementation, licensing and support packages. Pricing is based on the number of users. For more information about the joint Sun-ActivIdentity solution, please visit http://www.sun.com/identity or http://www.actividentity.com/.