InfoWorld review: Microsoft ADFS 2.0 and Forefront Identity Manager 2010

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 is reviewed in this article.  Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Forefront Identity Manager 2010 is a powerful platform for managing user identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies for both Windows and non-Windows environments. In FIM 2010, Microsoft took smart card and certificate management and merged it with identity lifecycle tools to streamline…

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Identity and Access Article o’ the Week – Microsoft discloses ambitious security strategy

Here is the article from NETWORKWORLD about Microsoft’s strategy for the Forefront brand.  Microsoft Thursday began detailing a security strategy that will see it combine its identity management efforts with its Forefront security products built for clients, servers and the network edge. The company plans to integrate its security and identity products under the Forefront brand, offer software-as-a-service…

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Update on New Work

Lately I’ve been working on a new walkthrough document for the AD RMS Protectors for Office files (these help you write applications that provide RMS protection for Microsoft Office files) that we posted to the MSDN Code Gallery several weeks ago. It is meant to help developers ramp up with the protectors. It should be available…

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French Bank Scandal Blamed on Poor Identity and Access Processes

This article is interesting. It discusses how weak identity management processes contributed to the recent trading scandal at the French bank Société Général. Calum Macleod, European director at security supplier Cyber-ark, said the bank’s failure to put an effective policy for password management in place had left it open to fraud. He added that financial…

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Identity Lifecycle Manager 2 beta announced at TechEd 2008

Recently, during Bob Muglia’s keynote address at TechEd 2008, ILM 2 was announced and a demo was shown. If you aren’t familiar with ILM, you can read a Q and A with Douglas Leland where he discusses some of the benefits and features. You can also watch the demo. Although I’m currently focused on AD…

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