Service-Oriented Security: An Application-Centric Look at Identity Management
Today's applications deals with many facets of security - from data encryption to data access, from policy management to user lifecycle, from industry standards to government regulations - and the list goes on. Application vendors and customers have solved many of these problems in their own ways. Such solutions may work perfectly when the application lives in its own silo. But once integrated into an enterprise environment, these individual silos quickly break down. Customers are faced with duplicate and scattered functionalities. Integration with existing customer infrastructure can be challenging and at times impossible.