In my quest to understand the dynamics of how NAC and identity management are intersecting, I've been reaching out to vendors in the NAC space.
Digital ID World
If you've spoken with me lately about Digital ID World, then you've heard me give my spiel on Network Access Control (NAC) - and why its so important to identity. This week, two things are bringing this topic back up for me
Coming out of the Major League Baseball's All-star break, I'm reminded of the fact that it is July, and the digital identity industry is now "headed for home" on the calendar year. With that in mind, a brief report on the first part of the year seems to be in order.
Eric takes a look at what's really behind EMC's acquisition of RSA...
Looks like RSA is on the chopping block...
Recent announcements of Google's authentication service have prompted comparisons to Passport, and even gotten to Dick Hardt (of "Identity 2.0" fame) to call it the, "deepening of the identity silo." I'd like to contrast Google's work with Microsoft's recent work around Live ID.
There are several fallacies which appear and reappear in identity discussion, technologies, and deployments. This is the fifth article in a series which examines these fallacies, why they are so easy to fall into, and what their consequences are in networked computing.
Back on June 2nd, I told Novell to focus on their growing identity management business. Shortly thereafter, Novell's long-time CEO, Jack Messman, was replaced by Ron Hovsepian. Suddenly, it appears that Novell's new chief may be listening.
Three loosely coupled bits of news floated around yesterday; interesting enough to spark my interest in taking a look at each of them...
Provisioning has been the hottest selling identity product as of late. The reason is simple: compliance with legislation and regulation drives the use of provisioning (and de-provisioning) systems. But coming out of the recent Catalyst show, I'm ready to make a bold prediction: Network Access Control (NAC) is the "new" provisioning.