"This is enterprise technology," he said. "If you're at home accessing a health care site and need authentication to reach a patient portal it's transparent to you as a patient. It's the infrastructure for their authentication and authorization.
"Health care is one of our top tier industries we sell into," he added."There's complexity around privacy, securing access to applications and services, then being able to effectively audit those records, who has access to what and when. It's really critical."
The resulting solution will support the ambitions of both Google and Microsoft, Barco said.
"Google and Microsoft have broad ranging initiatives. With this technology our approach is it has embedded federation capabilities as well.
"Where we've seen success is with smaller communities where the records and the authentication can be managed as a smaller community." In other words specialty Web sites like DiabeticConnect may be able to take advantage of these tools, because they're free and based on industry standards.
"This is a very simple way to complete the circle of trust with service providers."