Radiant Logic, the company offering identity and context virtualization solutions, partnered with ForgeRock, open source IAM player, offering a powerful SSO and federation solution with fine grained authorization. This is targeted at the enterprises wanting to take advantage of cloud based solutions while also wanting much fine grained controls over their users. Essentially, this combines Radiant Logic’s Virtual Directory Server and OpenAM platform with ForgeRock’s powerful authorization and federation tools into a powerful web access management tool.
In this era of cloud based applications with IT wanting to give a single sign on to all the applications from many different vendors while also maintaining complete control over their users, this solution offers them a peace of mind they need. RadiantOne Virtual Directory Server goes the “last mile” into disparate data silos—including Active Directory, LDAP directories, databases, and web services—to create a single authoritative source of identity data. With RadiantOne, OpenAM does not have to connect with diverse data stores or disambiguate overlapping identities, making it much easier to strengthen security and deliver web single sign-on across protected applications. Such a federated identity service shields OpenAM from the complexity of backend sources, delivering all the information it needs, in the format and protocol it expects. Since VDS also acts as an attribute server, it aggregates attributes from across fragmented identity infrastructures into a complete, global profile of each user. When this is combined with OpenAM’s XACML policy engine, enforcing complex authorization policies is a piece of cake.
This space is crowded with so many players trying to get a big slice of the IAM pie and Radian Logic is trying to push themselves aggressively using this partnership so that they can cater to the complex IAM needs of modern day enterprises. As more and more enterprises warm up to SaaS, the potential for companies in the IAM space is great and it will be interesting to see how the competition shapes up.