HP OpenView Select Identity (OVSI) - (Discontinued)#

Effective September 30, 2008, HP is discontinuing HP OpenView Select Identity version 2.46, 3.0.x. Effective January 31, 2009, HP is discontinuing HP OpenView Select Identity version 3.3.x

From TruLogica #

The OpenView Select Identity software, which is based on a product HP acquired when it purchased software maker TruLogica in March, 2004, allows administrators to manage users' access to network resources. When integrated with the company's OpenView Select Access product, the software will constitute HP's first offering in the identity management market.

(March 11, 2004 11:26 AM PST) HP plans to mesh the technology of the privately owned, Dallas-based software company into its OpenView Select Access software for businesses.

"TruLogica's automated user provisioning, combined with the breadth and depth of the HP OpenView management software portfolio, will help our customers drive down the costs and time associated with managing changes in user IT privileges," Nora Denzel, HP's senior vice president for Adaptive Enterprise, said in a statement. Financial terms were not announced for the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval. After the deal closes, TruLogica's technology and business will become part of HP's global software business unit, and its products will be sold via OpenView software channels.

The deal would add yet another piece to HP's Adaptive Enterprise strategy, which the Palo Alto, Calif., company has been beefing up through a series of acquisitions. Last month, the tech giant announced its takeover of two software makers, Novadigm and Consera Software, and also of a German services company, Triaton. Adaptive Enterprise is HP's take on the utility computing trend championed by other tech heavyweights, such as IBM and Sun Microsystems. One major goal of utility computing is to help businesses respond more quickly to fluctuating operational demands and to tie together disparate computing systems.

Novadigm#

Novadigm's program is designed to help automate software upgrades and other configuration-management activities and bring an element of standardization to mixed IT environments.

Consera #

Consera's software is meant to help businesses create a standardized technology infrastructure that can adapt to changing business demands.

Trustgenix #

By John Fontana , NetworkWorld.com , 11/30/2005 Sponsored by:

HP Wednesday turned a licensing agreement into an acquisition when it signed a deal to buy Trustgenix, which develops a federated identity server.

HP has been working for the past few years on bolstering its identity management wares as part of its OpenView platform. Last year, HP signed a licensing deal with Trustgenix that materialized as HP’s Select Federation server. In July, HP announced upgrades to that product along with upgrades to Select Identity, which is provisioning software that the company acquired when it bought Trulogica in March 2004, and Select Access, which is Web access management software it acquired from Baltimore Technologies in 2003. The upgrades centered on automation and reporting features, as well as improved integration among the applications.

Terms of the Trustgenix deal were not disclosed, but it is expected to close in the next 30 days. The deal leaves Ping Identity as the only independent player in the identity federation server market.

Earlier this month, Trustgenix released IdentityBridge 2.5, a server focused on federating identities among companies or corporate divisions that includes support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0, the latest version of the standards-based authentication protocol. The server also provides a framework for end users to manage their privacy.

Over the past few years, major vendors have been playing the identity consolidation game, which experts say is now coming to a close. Just last week, Oracle made two acquisitions - Thor Technologies and OctetString. Others such as BMC, Computer Associates, IBM, Microsoft, and Sun have been building identity suites through acquisition. Experts say HP is playing a catch-up role to these other vendors. Novell INC, which is rumored to be making an identity announcement next week, and RSA have largely built their suites internally.

Identity is becoming a hot IT topic as companies feel pressure from federal regulations and privacy issues.

Ping Identity, the lone independent in the federation market, doesn’t see the identity suite as inevitable.

“While the rest of the industry consolidates their functionality, Ping looks to provide modular, lightweight solutions built entirely on open standards,” says Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “Our customers have told us that they want loosely coupled, lightweight and standards-based solutions. One of our larger customers actually referred to this as the 'anti-suite' approach.”

Durand says there seems to be two diametrically opposed forces at work within the identity management industry. “First, large security and identity management vendors are shoring up their product suites, looking to become sole-source providers of tightly integrated authentication, authorization, provisioning and federation functionality. Simultaneously, customer requirements for cross-vendor, cross-company interoperability are driving new standards into each of these capabilities. The need for interoperability of authentication is what drove the need for federation ahead of the other elements within the identity management stack."

HP is acquiring Trustgenix just as SAML 2.0 is beginning to solidify as the protocol of choice for federation. The lone dissenter is Microsoft, which is supporting its own WS-Federation standard in its Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), which is slated to ship in December. Microsoft, however, is supporting the SAML token format in ADFS but not the SAML protocol engine.

SAML 2.0 was approved as an official standard in March by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. Observers say vendors are now proving SAML interoperability among products just as early adopters are beginning to get serious about the technology.

This month, the Liberty Alliance, a consortium of companies and organizations that works on standards for federated identity, said products from IBM, NEC, NTT and RSA Security had passed its most recent interoperability tests using SAML 2.0, which Liberty has adopted.

In August, the Liberty Alliance hosted its first test for multi-vendor interoperability based on SAML 2.0 and the Liberty Identity Web Services Framework 1.1 specifications. Eight participants passed – The Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Ericsson, Novell, Oracle, Reactivity, Sun, Symlabs and Trustgenix.

In February at the RSA security conference, 13 vendors - including CA, Entrust, HP, Oracle, RSA Security, Sun, and Trustgenix - staged a SAML 2.0 interoperability demonstration that also included the federal government and its E-Authentication Initiative.

And in July, The Burton Group staged an interoperability demonstration among 14 vendors, including Trustgenix and Ping, using multiple protocols, including SAML 2.0, the Liberty Alliance specifications, the Shibboleth protocols developed for Internet2, and the WS-Federation protocol developed by IBM and Microsoft.

HP and Novell Announce Migration Program for HP Identity Management Customers#

PALO ALTO, Calif. 16 May 2008
  • License credit for current HP Identity Center customers
  • Migration services
  • Joint development of migration tools

HP and Novell today announced an exclusive alliance to migrate HP Identity Center customers to Novell identity and security management solutions.

As part of an agreement between the companies, HP and Novell will jointly offer migration services, HP will resell Novell identity and security management solutions and Novell will license HP Identity Center technology.

Earlier this year, HP announced it will focus its investment in identity management products on existing customers rather than selling the products to new customers. To ensure that they continue to have access to exemplary identity management solutions, existing HP customers can take advantage of this program and migrate to Novell's industry-leading offerings. Customers who choose not to migrate will continue to be supported by HP.

"HP and Novell have clarified a path forward for HP Identity Center customers who have invested in critical identity management infrastructure," said Gerry Gebel, vice president and service director, Burton Group. "The agreement between Novell and HP is a positive outcome for both vendors as they partner to address technology and services requirements of enterprises in an increasingly competitive industry."

"We chose to collaborate with Novell because of its outstanding set of technologies, recognized market leadership and tremendous commitment to working with HP customers," said Ben Horowitz, vice president and general manager, Business Technology Optimization, Software, HP. "Our joint goal is to ensure HP customers are supported during their migrations."

Novell's identity and security management solutions are designed to help enterprise customers address the business challenges of reducing the risk of identity and data theft, streamlining IT administration, enforcing business policies and proving compliance.

The HP and Novell migration program will provide comprehensive support to customers throughout the transition process, including:

License credit for current HP Identity Center customers – For the first 12 months, Novell is offering full license credit for customers that begin migration to its identity and security management products. Migration services – The services provided by the HP Consulting and Integration team helps ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption to customers' businesses. Joint development of migration tools – HP and Novell will develop tools to help their respective services teams automate and ease the transition from HP Identity Center to Novell solutions. "Novell has built a reputation for delivering leading solutions to our 6,000 identity and security management customers worldwide," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager, Identity and Security Management, Novell. "Together with HP, we can help customers reduce IT costs and maintain user productivity from day one."

More information about Novell identity and security management solutions is available at www.novell.com/identityandsecurity.

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