SOURCE: Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative

May 13, 2014 12:20 ET

Kantara Initiative Announces 8KMiles Is the First Kantara Certification Testing Lab Verifying SAML Technical Deployment Interoperability

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Kantara Initiative, a global initiative, announced today that 8KMiles Software Services, Inc. is the first Kantara Certification Testing Lab ready to validate SAML 2.0 profiles including SAML2INT and US FICAM SAML 2.0 for Web SSO Deployment. The pilot program leverages 8KMiles' Cloud based Testing lab (powered by FuGen) ready to test with a ForgeRock open source reference implementation test point.

 "As the shift to cloud- and SaaS-based services increases, government agencies continue to embark on shared services initiatives and identity security. Compliance around cross-domain identity management interoperability requires much more attention. Increased business demand allowing enterprise users to bring their own credentials and use their own devices is becoming de-facto. Kantara's interoperability testing and certification program, stressing a streamlined way of rapidly onboarding applications, will help enable this, bringing value to all stakeholders," said Lena Kannappan, COO of 8KMiles and one of the leading contributors to federated identity standards.

Leveraging industry and government based SAML profiles, the Kantara Initiative Interoperability program enables private and public sector to verify interoperability and provide a harmonized user experience. The program enables accelerated onboarding of connections to federations saving valuable time and resource and providing potential strategic partners assurance of a quality experience. For more information visit http://kantarainitiative.org

"ForgeRock, an agile industry leading software vendor, is pleased to help drive the pilot Kantara Interoperability Program with its open source OpenAM software as the reference implementation. Validated interoperability drives rapid onboarding of business partners and, in conjunction with Kantara's Trust Framework offerings, leads to a more reliable and predictable onboarding experience and associated market growth.

Kantara Initiative is an international organization innovating and harmonizing public and private sector opportunities. Kantara Initiative was the first approved US Trust Framework Provider operating programs validating technical deployment interoperability, policy binding, and organizational trustworthiness. Kantara Initiative influences transformative innovation within Identity Management and helps organizations to establish verified trust in use of digital identity services.

"Interoperability is key to market building and adoption of technology innovations. We're pleased to welcome 8KMiles as the first Kantara Certification Testing Lab. 8KMiles is well positioned to provide technical deployment testing for Identity systems actors providing the industry service under the vendor neutral, open, and transparent governance of Kantara Initiative," said Joni Brennan, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative.

About Kantara Initiative: Kantara Initiative is an industry and community non-profit organization building markets by enabling trust in identity services through our compliance programs, requirements development, and information sharing among communities including: industry, research & education, government agencies and international stakeholders. Kantara Initiative is: public, private, international, open, and harmonized. Join. Innovate. Trust.

About 8KMiles Software Services, Inc.: 8KMiles, having acquired FuGen Solutions, Inc. in 2013, is the leading provider of solutions and managed services for Cloud based Identity Management, SSO, ID Federation Brokering and Certification. 8KMiles' customer base includes large enterprises, government agencies, SMBs and SaaS service providers. 8KMiles is a partner of top IDM vendors, cloud infrastructure providers and industry forums for deploying, managing and scaling large identity federation hubs via private and hybrid clouds.

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