SOURCE: NetPro

June 07, 2005 08:00 ET

MIIS Alliance Adds Two New Members

Nakisa, RSA Security Join MIIS Industry Group; Oblix Resigns in Wake of Oracle Corporation Acquisition

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 7, 2005 -- TECHED -- The MIIS Alliance, comprised of global software and services companies that extend the benefits and functionality of Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS), today announced the addition of two new core members, Nakisa and RSA Security Inc. The group also formally announced the recent decision by Oblix to resign from the group in the wake of its acquisition by Oracle Corporation.

RSA Security and Nakisa bring additional best of breed solutions and service sets to complement the expertise represented by the founding member firms, including NetPro, Oxford Computing, PointBridge, and Vintela. The firms are leading providers of software and services for managing user identities, as well as access to corporate systems and portals. Alliance members offer solutions complementary to one another and to Microsoft, thus creating an enhanced solution center for mutual customers and prospects.

"MIIS is an increasingly critical identity management platform for organizations worldwide," said Michael Stephenson, Director of Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to see Nakisa and RSA Security get on board with this important industry group, creating a powerful synergies and integrated solutions to extend the value of our customers' mission-critical MIIS environments."

About Nakisa and RSA Security:

--  Nakisa is a global provider of organization management software
    solutions that align human capital with corporate strategy to drive a
    higher level of business performance. In operation since 1990, Nakisa is a
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a PeopleSoft Certified Partner and a SAP
    Certified Software Partner that is experienced and trained in the field of
    human capital management (HCM) and has successfully delivered end-to-end
    organization management solutions for enterprises in North America and
    around the world.
--  RSA Security helps organizations and individuals confidently protect
    identities and information access. The company secures more than 15 million
    user identities, safeguards trillions of business transactions annually,
    and manages the confidentiality of data in tens of thousands of
    applications worldwide. RSA Security's portfolio of award-winning solutions
    -- including identity & access management, secure mobile & remote access,
    secure enterprise access, secure transactions and consumer identity
    protection -- sets the standard in the industry. The company's strong
    reputation is built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and
    proven technologies, and more than 17,000 customers around the globe.
    Together with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners, RSA
    Security inspires confidence in everyone to experience the power and
    promise of the Internet.
    
About the founding MIIS Alliance Members:
--  NetPro drives the health, security and control of essential
    infrastructure services like MIIS and Active Directory. NetPro's
    MissionControl for MIIS offers administrators complete, operations
    management capability over their MIIS environments.
--  Oxford Computer Group is an IT service company who specializes in
    identity and access management (IAM). This includes the provision of
    specific tactical solutions to address their customers' identity and access
    management needs.
--  PointBridge is an IT consulting firm delivering Microsoft
    infrastructure solutions for the most complex business and technology
    environments. We integrate and optimize our clients' directory, messaging
    and identity management infrastructure so that they realize the full value
    of their IT investments.
--  Vintela provides a family of innovative, extensible platform
    integration solutions built around the Vintela Integration Architecture
    (VIA) that enable non-Windows environments to integrate with Microsoft-
    centric environments. Vintela solutions integrate platforms including
    Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac, and Java systems through Microsoft technologies
    such as SMS, Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft Operations Manager,
    and SFU.
    
About the MIIS Alliance

The MIIS Alliance is comprised of the leading providers of software and services to help manage user identities, as well as access to corporate systems and portals. The MIIS Alliance provides best of breed solutions and services by leveraging the dedicated identity management expertise of its member firms. Core competencies include infrastructure management, implementation services, enterprise identity and web services management, and platform integration. For more information about the MIIS Alliance, please visit: http://www.miis-alliance.com

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