2AB, Inc. Announces iLock Security Services for Enterprise Access Management.Business Editors & Technology Writers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 2002
2AB, provider of Trusted Solutions for Distributed Business announces availability of iLock(TM) Security Services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the version 4.0 for Java, CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) A software-based interface from the Object Management Group (OMG) that allows software modules (objects) to communicate with each other no matter where they are located on a private network or the global and Web Services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. environments. iLock Security Services is a mature access control and policy management technology. It includes user management supporting groups and roles, role-based access control The identification, authentication and authorization of individuals based on their job titles within an organization. Contrast with mandatory access control and discretionary access control. See least privilege. , entitlements and multi-rule time-based access policies. The new release expands the product capabilities to include consistent user and policy management across diverse infrastructure technologies (such as Web Services, J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. and CORBA).
The release introduces jLock(TM) for native Java and J2EE environments and webLock(TM) for Web and Web Services. orbLock(TM), a security service for CORBA environments has been enhanced to include CSIv2 - the standard for secure interoperability between J2EE and CORBA. Also available with this release is iLock Enterprise, an enterprise access management product that leverages industry standards for secure interoperability of Java, CORBA and Web Services under a shared security policy and management domain.
The lack of auditable access control is a serious threat for enterprises that face customer and consumer demand to expose services on the web while meeting legislated privacy and confidentiality requirements. "Today, it is almost impossible to manage consistent auditable access control policy across an enterprise. This is a serious risk and the administrative cost administrative cost Managed care A cost incurred by the 'business' end of a health care facility or university–eg, staffing and personnel costs, nursing home and hospital administration, insurance, and overhead expenses. Cf Indirect costs. of protecting information is staggering. We are not satisfied with making it possible - our goal is to make it easy," stated Carol Burt, 2AB Chief Executive Officer.
iLock Security Services version 4.0 BETA has been released to iLock 3.2 customers and qualified development partners. General availability of iLock Enterprise, jLock, and orbLock 4.0 is scheduled for October 2002 on a variety of operating platforms. See http://www.2ab.com/dev_part.htm for information on joining the development partner program. Qualified applications will be eligible to defer significant licensing costs until the iLock secured solution is ready for production.
2AB is a provider of Trusted Solutions for Distributed Business(SM). Providing standards-based infrastructure to integrate and protect business and personal information is the goal of their trusted infrastructure products. 2AB's products enable customers to meet the requirements of federal privacy and confidentiality legislation while maintaining consistent auditable access control policy across an enterprise that includes diverse technology. 2AB professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. focus on providing application security consulting, model driven architecture and component software solutions utilizing distributed technologies such as XML XML
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Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. , SOAP, J2EE and CORBA on diverse operating platforms Founded in 1997, 2AB is privately held and headquartered in Shelby County, Alabama Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana. As of 2005 U.S. Census estimated the population was 171,465. . For more information, please see http://www.2ab.com.
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