First American is not only using the identity management function for resources on its own premise, but is tying in its use with Cisco's hosted IronPort service for e-mail security. The company recently opted to switch from owning an IronPort appliance to using the new Cisco service instead for some employees. Forefront identity Manager works fine in that scenario as well, Cosgrove said.
Forefront Identity Manager costs $15,000 plus about $18 for client-access license.
In other news announced at the RSA Conference, Microsoft said it has put in the public domain, and is making a toolkit available, for cryptographic elements that are part of its U-Prove software technology, which uses tokens to allow individuals to share select information about themselves to establish identity online. U-Prove is being tested in a pilot project at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany in applications such as smart cards used by students to buy e-books online, among other uses.
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