Sun Microsystems has promised to strengthen provisioning services within its Java Enterprise System after completing its acquisition of identity management firm Waveset Technologies.
The company will incorporate Waveset's products into its Java Enterprise System to enable IT mangers to centralise and automate the management of entities ranging from employee, customer and partner identities to devices and RFID tags.
The cross-platform nature of Waveset's offerings will allow it to run across HP, IBM, Microsoft and Sun technology systems.
Waveset's software is designed to automate the processes that govern access to enterprise systems through delivery of identity management services.
"Provisioning is an important piece of the identity management puzzle," said Jamie Lewis, chief executive officer and research chair of analyst Burton Group, in a statement.
"But as a piece of the puzzle, provisioning must work well with directory services, access management, federation, and other identity management infrastructure technologies. Customers want an integrated solution."
Sun plans to integrate Waveset's products with its current identity management offering, Java System Network Identity Services, which provides customers with life cycle management using its Java System Directory Server, Java System Meta Directory Server and Java System Identity Server, as well as the Java Desktop System and Java Card technology.
Waveset's secure identity management offering includes Lighthouse Provisioning Manager, an automated provisioning system; Lighthouse Password Manager, a self-service password management offering; Lighthouse Identity Broker, an identity profile management product; and Directory Master, a directory management suite.
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