SOURCE: Identity Engines

July 18, 2007 11:00 ET

Identity Engines Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO100 Top Private Company

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology and Global Business Potential

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Identity Engines, a leading provider of identity-centric network access management solutions, today announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel, which surveyed more than 1,000 venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders, who in turn nominated more than 600 companies. The AO100 list identifies the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry. Each of the AO100 winners demonstrated leadership among their peers in at least two areas: market traction measured by revenue or customer growth and technology approaches that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

Identity Engines and the other AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 - August 2, 2007, at Stanford University. The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries.

"The AlwaysOn 100 companies will shape the future of our globally-connected technology environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We were inundated with nominations from leading companies driven by tomorrow's thought leaders and technology visionaries who are hard at work pushing the limits of innovation. My congratulations to the AlwaysOn 100 winners -- these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

Identity Engines makes business policy enforceable at the network level by combining user identity, policy, and the industry-standard RADIUS and 802.1X protocols to enable fine-grained, role-based network access. Identity Engines' Ignition Server and Ignition Guest Manager products use a combination of identity and situational information, including user device and posture, method of network access, location, date/time, and other attributes, to give organizations complete control over who accesses which network-based services, what devices they can use, where access is granted, and when and for how long the access should last. Identity Engines customers include security-conscience thought-leading organizations in government, energy, education, and healthcare.

"Flexibility and mobility are essential attributes for businesses today -- mobility of people, devices, jobs, and most importantly, applications and data," said J. Peter Selda, chief executive officer, at Identity Engines. "Identity-centric, fine-grained network authentication is the only model capable of protecting corporate information in a mobile world. We are pleased that AlwaysOn has acknowledged Identity Engines as a leader in identity-centric network access."

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

Additional industry recognition and awards for Identity Engines include being named by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor" for Secure Business Enablement for 2007, a mention in Red Herring Magazine's March 2007 "Out of the Gate" list of startups that are the "best of the bunch," and winner of Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence in Authentication Customer Trust 2006 Award.

About Identity Engines

Founded in 2004, Identity Engines develops scalable, identity-centric solutions for securing enterprise networks. The company's solutions provide comprehensive identity services such as authentication, authorization, and auditing to distributed network devices while enabling centralized administration and policy management for fine-grained access control and regulatory compliance enforcement. Identity Engines is based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit

About The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit

The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

About AlwaysOn

Alwayson ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

Contact Information

  • For Identity Engines
    Eastwick Communications
    Danielle Argenti
    Email Contact

    For AlwaysOn Stanford Summit
    A&R Edelman
    Elizabeth Anderson
    Email Contact