SOURCE: Burton Group

October 18, 2007 16:23 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: User-Centric Identity Proponents Conduct Interoperable Consumer- and Business-Focused Identity Systems Demonstration

Burton Group Catalyst Conference Europe to Host Interoperability Demonstration

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - Burton Group, an IT research firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise IT infrastructure, is hosting a user-centric identity interoperability demonstration in conjunction with Open Source Identity System (OSIS), an identity commons working group. The demonstration will take place at Catalyst Conference Europe in Barcelona, Spain on 23 October, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm.

The event signifies the intent of multiple identity management focused vendors and project groups to demonstrate the interoperability required for a universally accepted user-centric identity framework, which addresses the need for a synchronized and harmonized identity management system for the Internet.

Participants include identity projects such as Bandit Project, Eclipse Higgins Project, Internet2 Shibboleth Project, The Pamela Project, Ian Brown (OpenInfoCard), XMLDAP, Yadis, OpenID, LID, WSO2 Identity Solution, OpenXRI, SourceID,, and SocialPhysics. Companies participating in this event include ATE Software, Cordance, CA, Fraunhofer Institute, FuGen Solutions, IBM, JanRain, LinkSafe, Microsoft, NetMesh, Novell, Nulli Secundus, Oracle, Parity, Ping Identity, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Sxip Identity, ThoughtWorks, VeriSign, and WSO2.

User-centric identity management focuses on user empowerment in sharing personal information and self-determination in establishing relationships with relying parties. The primary approaches behind the user-centric model are identifier-based (such as OpenID) and information card (such as CardSpace) systems, plus other supporting standards and infrastructure components.

The demonstration will take place at Burton Group Catalyst Conference Europe. A Catalyst Conference ticket is not required, but attendees must register by contacting Burton Group at

To learn more about OSIS and Identity Commons, please visit,

About Burton Group

Since 1990, Burton Group ( has provided research and advisory services helping Global 2000 organizations make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides a suite of context-oriented analysis and a proprietary IT Reference Architecture covering security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, network and telecom, collaboration, content management, and the data center. Uniquely focused on the need of IT buyers rather than technology providers, 85% of Burton Group's revenue comes from end-user organizations.

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