ZEFER, iPlanet(TM) and Netegrity Introduce Integrated Access Control Security Solution

The Quickstart Access Control Solution(TM) Combines iPlanet and Netegrity

Software with ZEFER Consulting and Services for Fast,

Cost-effective Security Deployment



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from ZEFER

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At the iEB 2001 Conference and Expo
 today, ZEFER, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, and
 Netegrity announced the Quickstart Access Control Solution(TM), a
 comprehensive security solution that provides multiple methods for
 authenticating users and controlling access to protected Web resources. The
 solution combines iPlanet and Netegrity software with ZEFER professional
 services in a complete, pre-integrated package that can be quickly and easily
 deployed within a company's operating environment.   ZEFER and iPlanet are
 demonstrating the solution at the iEB conference, iPlanet partner pavilion,
 booth # 1738.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000531/ZEFERLOGO  )
     "With a close working relationship, ZEFER and iPlanet are developing
 solutions like Quickstart that enable organizations to effectively address key
 business issues and ensure operational efficiencies," Mark Silvestri, partner,
 ZEFER Security and Risk Management Practice.  "Quickstart is an ideal solution
 for companies looking to quickly and cost-effectively secure their Web
 resources while ensuring business continuity."
     Using the Quickstart Access Control Solution, companies can authenticate
 users and provide fine-grained differential access to resources based on role
 or identity.  This method of differential access not only increases security
 against unauthorized users, it provides personalization as well, delivering a
 tailored user experience for maximum efficiency in provisioning services and
 information.
     "Companies of all sizes today are struggling to find transparent and
 practical ways to manage who has access to which corporate resources in an
 extremely dynamic business environment," said Wes Wasson, vice president of
 product marketing at iPlanet. "The benefit of the ZEFER Quickstart solution is
 that it provides a complete, integrated solution that addresses both the
 technological and organizational aspects of the deployment, enabling
 organizations to get their access control system quickly and cost
 effectively."
     The tightly integrated Quickstart Access Control Solution consists of the
 following software and services:
 
     iPlanet(TM) Directory Server: iPlanet Directory Server, the world's
 leading e-business directory with more than 330 million licenses sold,
 provides a central repository for the consolidation of employee, customer,
 supplier, and partner information.
     iPlanet(TM) Certificate Management System:  The industry's leading e-
 business Public- Key Infrastructure (PKI) delivers a comprehensive solution
 that makes it easy and economical for an enterprise to deploy and manage
 certificates for use as authentication credentials.
     Netegrity SiteMinder(R):  Netegrity's SiteMinder platform makes e-business
 Web sites more secure and manageable by providing a platform for centrally
 managing all applications.  SiteMinder delivers an integrated set of "shared"
 security and management services, enabling companies to centralize
 authentication and access control, and leverage these services across all
 users and applications on a web site.   SiteMinder delivers single sign-on to
 all applications by sharing authentication management information (who you
 are), and entitlement management data (what you are allowed to access) across
 the entire e-business environment.
     ZEFER Professional Services:  Once a company has selected software, it is
 faced with the often daunting task of integrating and deploying the solution
 into its infrastructure.  ZEFER provides fixed price and time commitments to
 perform these tasks for you including:
 
     * Installation, configuration and initialization of Quickstart components
       in your development environment
     * Production of user identity certificates and installation of access
       rights for those users
     * Integration with one application residing on your web or application
       server
     * Testing and debugging of the installation
     * Training for client personnel on Quickstart system administration,
       directory administration, certificate issuance, privilege management
     * Conducting a pilot operational exercise
     * Transition to production capability
     * Post deployment telephone support
 
     The Quickstart software is part of the iPlanet Unified User Management
 Services (UUMS) suite.
     Quickstart is available now. Deployments can typically be scheduled on two
 weeks notice.  Quickstart's basic configuration is offered on a fixed price
 basis. This reduces customer exposure to cost growth typically associated with
 on-site integration of multiple vendors' products. Quickstart also includes a
 range of attractively priced upgrade and customization options.
 
     About Netegrity, Inc.
     Netegrity is the leading provider of software solutions for securely
 managing e-business.  Companies use Netegrity's products to control user
 access to e-business Web sites, to seamlessly create e-partnerships, and to
 secure business-to-business transactions. Netegrity enables customers to
 create new revenue opportunities, reduce operational inefficiencies, and
 strengthen relationships with customers and partners.  With its vast network
 of partners, Netegrity is securely managing e-business solutions for over 300
 customers worldwide including Aetna, American Express, Bank One, Commerce One,
 E*TRADE, General Electric, i2 Technologies, Ingram Micro, and Wells Fargo.
 The Company was the only vendor to be placed in the leader quadrant within
 Gartner's Magic Quadrant Report (November 2000) and according to META Group
 owns 75% of the market (January 2001).  Headquartered in Waltham, Mass.,
 Netegrity also has offices throughout Europe and Asia. More information can be
 found at www.netegrity.com.
 
     ABOUT ZEFER
     ZEFER (www.zefer.com) is a strategy-led Internet consulting and services
 firm. Integrating business strategy, experience design, technology and program
 management, ZEFER creates and implements solutions that sustain business
 growth, manage risk and reduce costs.  ZEFER's clients include Citigroup Inc.,
 Citizens Bank, Ferguson Enterprises, H.J. Heinz Company, Siemens and other
 Global 2000 and new venture organizations.  The Company has offices located in
 Boston, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
 
     Netegrity and SiteMinder are registered trademarks of Netegrity, Inc. All
 other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
      Contacts:
      Sara Buda
      ZEFER
      617-245-6014
      sbuda@zefer.com
 
 

SOURCE ZEFER
    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At the iEB 2001 Conference and Expo
 today, ZEFER, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, and
 Netegrity announced the Quickstart Access Control Solution(TM), a
 comprehensive security solution that provides multiple methods for
 authenticating users and controlling access to protected Web resources. The
 solution combines iPlanet and Netegrity software with ZEFER professional
 services in a complete, pre-integrated package that can be quickly and easily
 deployed within a company's operating environment.   ZEFER and iPlanet are
 demonstrating the solution at the iEB conference, iPlanet partner pavilion,
 booth # 1738.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000531/ZEFERLOGO  )
     "With a close working relationship, ZEFER and iPlanet are developing
 solutions like Quickstart that enable organizations to effectively address key
 business issues and ensure operational efficiencies," Mark Silvestri, partner,
 ZEFER Security and Risk Management Practice.  "Quickstart is an ideal solution
 for companies looking to quickly and cost-effectively secure their Web
 resources while ensuring business continuity."
     Using the Quickstart Access Control Solution, companies can authenticate
 users and provide fine-grained differential access to resources based on role
 or identity.  This method of differential access not only increases security
 against unauthorized users, it provides personalization as well, delivering a
 tailored user experience for maximum efficiency in provisioning services and
 information.
     "Companies of all sizes today are struggling to find transparent and
 practical ways to manage who has access to which corporate resources in an
 extremely dynamic business environment," said Wes Wasson, vice president of
 product marketing at iPlanet. "The benefit of the ZEFER Quickstart solution is
 that it provides a complete, integrated solution that addresses both the
 technological and organizational aspects of the deployment, enabling
 organizations to get their access control system quickly and cost
 effectively."
     The tightly integrated Quickstart Access Control Solution consists of the
 following software and services:
 
     iPlanet(TM) Directory Server: iPlanet Directory Server, the world's
 leading e-business directory with more than 330 million licenses sold,
 provides a central repository for the consolidation of employee, customer,
 supplier, and partner information.
     iPlanet(TM) Certificate Management System:  The industry's leading e-
 business Public- Key Infrastructure (PKI) delivers a comprehensive solution
 that makes it easy and economical for an enterprise to deploy and manage
 certificates for use as authentication credentials.
     Netegrity SiteMinder(R):  Netegrity's SiteMinder platform makes e-business
 Web sites more secure and manageable by providing a platform for centrally
 managing all applications.  SiteMinder delivers an integrated set of "shared"
 security and management services, enabling companies to centralize
 authentication and access control, and leverage these services across all
 users and applications on a web site.   SiteMinder delivers single sign-on to
 all applications by sharing authentication management information (who you
 are), and entitlement management data (what you are allowed to access) across
 the entire e-business environment.
     ZEFER Professional Services:  Once a company has selected software, it is
 faced with the often daunting task of integrating and deploying the solution
 into its infrastructure.  ZEFER provides fixed price and time commitments to
 perform these tasks for you including:
 
     * Installation, configuration and initialization of Quickstart components
       in your development environment
     * Production of user identity certificates and installation of access
       rights for those users
     * Integration with one application residing on your web or application
       server
     * Testing and debugging of the installation
     * Training for client personnel on Quickstart system administration,
       directory administration, certificate issuance, privilege management
     * Conducting a pilot operational exercise
     * Transition to production capability
     * Post deployment telephone support
 
     The Quickstart software is part of the iPlanet Unified User Management
 Services (UUMS) suite.
     Quickstart is available now. Deployments can typically be scheduled on two
 weeks notice.  Quickstart's basic configuration is offered on a fixed price
 basis. This reduces customer exposure to cost growth typically associated with
 on-site integration of multiple vendors' products. Quickstart also includes a
 range of attractively priced upgrade and customization options.
 
     About Netegrity, Inc.
     Netegrity is the leading provider of software solutions for securely
 managing e-business.  Companies use Netegrity's products to control user
 access to e-business Web sites, to seamlessly create e-partnerships, and to
 secure business-to-business transactions. Netegrity enables customers to
 create new revenue opportunities, reduce operational inefficiencies, and
 strengthen relationships with customers and partners.  With its vast network
 of partners, Netegrity is securely managing e-business solutions for over 300
 customers worldwide including Aetna, American Express, Bank One, Commerce One,
 E*TRADE, General Electric, i2 Technologies, Ingram Micro, and Wells Fargo.
 The Company was the only vendor to be placed in the leader quadrant within
 Gartner's Magic Quadrant Report (November 2000) and according to META Group
 owns 75% of the market (January 2001).  Headquartered in Waltham, Mass.,
 Netegrity also has offices throughout Europe and Asia. More information can be
 found at www.netegrity.com.
 
     ABOUT ZEFER
     ZEFER (www.zefer.com) is a strategy-led Internet consulting and services
 firm. Integrating business strategy, experience design, technology and program
 management, ZEFER creates and implements solutions that sustain business
 growth, manage risk and reduce costs.  ZEFER's clients include Citigroup Inc.,
 Citizens Bank, Ferguson Enterprises, H.J. Heinz Company, Siemens and other
 Global 2000 and new venture organizations.  The Company has offices located in
 Boston, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
 
     Netegrity and SiteMinder are registered trademarks of Netegrity, Inc. All
 other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
      Contacts:
      Sara Buda
      ZEFER
      617-245-6014
      sbuda@zefer.com
 
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