Darmstadt, December 22, 2009 - “I live responsibly on this planet. Whether
politicians the world over are concerned or not, I am concerned about global
climate change. As this is my children’s planet too, I wish to be
proactive. At the modest level of my organization, I have launched a Green IT
initiative that will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by not less
than 30%,” says SECUDE’s CEO and Founder, Dr. Heiner Kromer.
The Copenhagen Summit may not have achieved what was hoped for. However,
SECUDE, in its own modest way, has taken the initiative to tackle energy
consumption effectively. SECUDE maintains two large server facilities: the
primary server in Switzerland with over 70 servers plus auxiliary equipment
and a second server serving as back up in Germany. Those servers and related
hardware as well as necessary air cooling systems require s... (more)
SECUDE's hybrid full disk encryption solution, FinallySecure Enterprise, has
received the FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification.
Commenting on the certification, Michael Kummer, Product Manager, SECUDE IT
Security LLC, says, "SECUDE has been providing IT security solutions to large
enterprises for more than 12 years. Our customers have always appreciated the
quality and level of security SECUDE provides and this certification is a
further continuation of that effort".
The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is a standard
that describes US Federal government requ... (more)
I think it's a given that Oracle's Identity Manager has been the 600 pound
Gorilla in the provisioning space over the last few years. From what I've
been seeing, Microsoft's FIM and a resurgence of SAP Netweaver Identity
Management will present a challenge with the new versions that are coming
out, but first we need to get past the "Eye"
What Eye is this? Well, it's the FishEye group. Currently specializing
in OIM, this practice features some pretty savvy architects, engineers and
old friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do!
Day 1, all I can really say is Wow! I attended sessions on the latest
addition to the SAP's Identity Management line up, some of it's oldest
technology and the future of the NetWeaver IDM. After today's session, my
mind is completely blown away.
I started the day with two informative sessions on SAP's Single Sign-on
Offering based on the technology asset acquisition from SECUDE about 18
months ago. SAP has clearly recognized that information security must begin
at the login and proceed from there. I'm looking forward to learning more
about it over the next year or so. It's a m... (more)
One of the things I've been hearing (and experiencing) lately is that there
are a lot of questions about how SAP IDM works. Sometimes it's a
functionality question, sometimes it's an enhancement request, other times
it's a bug report.
Taking a look on the SAP IDM SDN forum, one can see several instances of all
of these issues. However, some feel that the actual issues are never
recognized by SAP. This leads to feelings of frustration and that IDM is too
There's actually a pretty simple resolution to this. When you have a
problem, log an OSS note, that's what the... (more)