SOURCE: Bridgestream, Inc.

September 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Enhancements to Bridgestream SmartRoles Accelerate Deployment of Identity Management Solutions

Bridgestream Extends SmartRoles With Role Discovery and IT Role Management Capability

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- At Digital ID World, Bridgestream, Inc., the leading provider of roles automation solutions, today will preview enhancements to its SmartRoles™ suite of products that accelerate role definition and improve role administration security and separation of duties. With these enhancements, Bridgestream is the only vendor that offers a complete suite of role management solutions that encompass role discovery, IT role management and business role management. The company is also announcing that its SmartRoles software now supports the Solaris™ 10 operating system.

Enhancements to Bridgestream SmartRoles include:

--  Role discovery and definition enables privileges to be grouped into
    meaningful clusters and define rules for automated management
--  IT role management provides a central repository of privileges that
    exist in various applications and manage them as IT roles for mapping to
    business roles

"Our customers expect a solution that will deliver a quick and continuous return on investment of their identity management solutions," said Ed Zou, vice president of marketing at Bridgestream. "Bridgestream SmartRoles can reduce day-to-day costs of managing users and their access to enterprise systems by automating and streamlining user administration and provisioning."

"Bridgestream's enhancements to its SmartRoles solution, combined with Sun's Identity Management products, will allow our customers to more efficiently address their role management and reporting needs," said Sanjay Sharma, director of Horizontal Technologies, Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW). "As a result, our customers will be able to accelerate the time-to-value of their application deployments."

Bridgestream will demonstrate its SmartRoles solution in kiosk 5 at Digital ID World, Sept. 11-13, 2006, at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, Calif.

About Bridgestream, Inc.

Bridgestream is the leading provider of business roles automation solutions. Gartner named Bridgestream a "cool vendor" in the security and privacy space in 2005. The Bridgestream SmartRoles™ software maps the business relationships that exist within a department, within a division and across the extended enterprise to provide fast, accurate and real-time information about role-based authorizations and changes. With Bridgestream, enterprises can decrease the cost of managing access and authority information, improve visibility and control as well as ensure regulatory compliance. Bridgestream is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

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    Ed Zou
    Bridgestream, Inc.
    415.284.0200 x223
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