SOURCE: Bridgestream, Inc.

June 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Sun Microsystems to Resell Bridgestream SmartRoles

Joint Solution Accelerates Identity Management Implementation and Simplifies Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 --At Burton Group's Catalyst Conference, Bridgestream, Inc., a leading provider of business roles automation solutions, today announced that Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) will now resell Bridgestream SmartRoles worldwide.

The Sun relationship with Bridgestream combines a deep knowledge of identity management with a comprehensive business roles automation solution enabling enterprises to dramatically improve the provisioning and de-provisioning of resources as users' roles change within the organization.

The combination of Sun Identity Manager and Bridgestream SmartRoles removes implementation barriers and reduces time-to-deployment of identity management projects. Bridgestream SmartRoles automatically tracks and manages the jobs people do and integrates with provisioning systems to ensure the right access at the right time.

"Sun's extensive experience in the identity management market truly compliments our business roles automation solution making this a valuable relationship for both companies," said Ed Zou, Vice President of Marketing at Bridgestream. "The end result of this agreement is that our mutual customers can decrease the cost of managing roles and role membership data, improve visibility and control and strengthen enterprise security."

The Sun Java Identity Manager Resource adapter for Bridgestream SmartRoles is now generally available. Bridgestream and Sun will demonstrate their joint solution at the Catalyst Conference in Sun's hospitality suite on June 15, 2006, at Hilton San Francisco.

About Bridgestream, Inc.

Bridgestream is a 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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    Ed Zou
    Bridgestream, Inc.
    415.284.0200 x223
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