Today at the Gartner Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI) summit in Sydney, Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, and ViewDS Identity Solutions, a specialist developer of identity and access management solutions, announced interoperability between the Axway API Gateway and the ViewDS Access Sentinel authorization server products. The combined offering provides scalable and flexible access control security architecture for regulated and mandated environments such as the government, financial services and healthcare sectors.
Government agencies, banks and hospitals face compliance and regulatory demands which involve controlling what data is accessed, when it is accessed, and by whom. For example, it is crucial that citizens can only see their own medical records, and doctors can only see the records of their own patients. This fine-grained authorization is enabled by the joint solution of Axway and ViewDS. Additionally, with access to citizen, customer and patient information by numerous people, it is essential to define roles to deny or grant access to a specific piece of information. Combining Axway API Gateway’s service protection, message encryption and decryption, and user authentication features with ViewDS Access Sentinel’s fine-grained access control delivers a powerful policy-based common solution for more efficient, secure and controlled delivery of data and information. This approach provides organizations with compliant and interoperable solutions while supplying detailed access control policies that can be reused across their entire SOA ecosystems, promoting efficiency, reducing time-to-market and development costs.
End users benefit from high performance by achieving thousands of authorization requests per second, which can be scaled to handle authorizations from hundreds of millions of users. The joint solution provides an eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) architecture and efficiently integrates with existing attribute sources, for example, LDAP. Additionally, Axway API Gateway enables ease of interoperability by providing fast connectivity to link applications, services and systems, facilitating organizations to work more efficiently in providing customers with services and products. With no need to replace existing infrastructure, organizations can avoid heavy integration costs and generate a higher rate of return on their existing identity security infrastructure.
“The interoperability between ViewDS Access Sentinel and Axway API Gateway will allow organizations to optimize access control, meet regulatory and industry compliance mandates and gain the required security levels all within an easily implemented solution.” said, Gil Kirkpatrick, chief technology officer, ViewDS.
Mike Dayton, SVP Global Alliances & Channel, Axway said,“Axway and ViewDS Identity Solutions have created a security policy framework to implement a trusted and protected environment for applications in Cloud, Mobile and SOA networks. The value the interoperability of these solutions brings is to enable enterprises to govern the flow of data and confidently extend their secured environment beyond the corporate boundary and into the Cloud with the ability to leverage their existing IT assets.”
About ViewDS Identity Solutions
ViewDS Identity Solutions (viewds.com) provide fast, secure, policy-based identity infrastructure that is easy to deploy and easy to operate. Our tools are designed to meet the requirements of partner integrators and end users managing identity information for global multi-nationals and eGovernment, as well as the health, defence and intelligence communities. ViewDS Identity Solutions is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and has channel partners around the world.
Axway (axway.com), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, operational intelligence, API and identity management, and email security offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries.
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