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Zurich, Switzerland, July 2009– FinallySecure, a division of SECUDE AG officially releases a new version of its Enterprise Single Sign-On software (eSSO). The new version which is part of SECUDE’s Unified Single Sign-On solution provides better protection, higher user convenience and improved cost effectiveness for businesses. Version 7.0 of Secure SignOn furnishes with enhanced support for Web, Windows, Java and Terminal applications as well as a brand new learning wizard for maximum user convenience and ease of administration. Combining a username with a password (single-factor authentication) is still the most common method of user authentication for businesses. Although it is no longer suitable to withstand the sophisticated attacks from external hackers nor to fulfill the stringent security requirements for sensitive company data - many businesses are reluctant... (more)

Servers, Energy Consumption & Green IT

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. Going Green The Copenhagen Summit may not have achieved what was hoped for. However, SECUDE, in its own modest way, has taken the initiative to tackle en... (more)

201 CMR 17

I've been hearing some buzz about this legislation lately. For those that have not heard, 201 CMR 17 is a Massachusetts state law that specifies standards for the access, storage and management of personal information for state residents. (Full text of the law can be found here.) While this blog has been more of a forum about Identity Management rather than Identity Theft, I still thought this was an interesting thing to discuss. For the first time there is real comprehensive discussion of how data should be managed for the general public. While HIPAA and SOX mandate similar prac... (more)

Linking Pulldown Attributes in NW IDM 7.1

One of the coolest things about NetWeaver Identity Manager is that there are always new tricks to learn. The development team keeps finding new and interesting ways to extend the functionality of the product. This, in turn, allows us to further extend what we can offer to our customers. Sometimes what I learn for a particular customer is brand-new, sometimes it's functionality that's been around for years, but either way, it's usually of use to someone, so I like to share when I can. Recently I was asked by a client how we could link two fields together so that for a given value ... (more)

SECUDE’s FinallySecure Enterprise Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification

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)