Stories by Dave Kearns

Vendor group plans authentication protocol

Open source has encompassed all areas of software applications and services, so there was little doubt that authentication would, sooner or later, be part of this fast growing movement. OpenLDAP, the open source directory project, has been with us for quite some time. But there's a new movement to create an authentication protocol, to standardize how authentication data is exchanged.

Dave Kearns | 07 Jan | Read more

CoreStreet has identity management covered on a massive scale

I spent a very interesting hour with Phil Libin, president of CoreStreet, learning about the company's method for providing "massively scalable validation products for identity management and access control" - that's how CoreStreet describes its business. First, though, we had to get over a couple of semantic hurdles which points up one of the things slowing down the convergence of pure security products with pure identity management tools.

Dave Kearns | 17 Aug | Read more

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