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CA embraces open source in Web security offering

Veronica C. Silva | Feb. 11, 2010
Solutions compatible with Red Hat's JBoss middleware

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 11 FEBRUARY 2010 With the open source market expected to grow to US$8.1 billion by 2013, enterprise software company Computer Associates has developed some of its enterprise security solutions to work with open source middleware.

CA recently introduced security solutions CA SiteMinder and CA SOA Security Manager that can work with open source JBoss Enterprise Middleware by Red Hat, one of the leading solutions providers working on open source.

Enterprises implementing JBoss Enterprise Middleware can include CA's latest open source solutions for secure access management for Web applications and other services. Other JBoss middleware solutions, such as the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, can work with the CA security solutions.

CA SiteMinder is a scalable Web access management system that provides single Web sign-on authentication management, policy-based authorisation, identity federation and audit services.

CA SOA Security Manager uses centralised security policies linked to user identities to provide XML threat prevention, authentication, authorisation, federation, session management and security auditing services capabilities.

Both are part of CA's portfolio of secure Web business enablement offering secure IT solutions for enterprises.

Stephen Hess, senior director of Product Management, Middleware, Red Hat, noted that more and more organisations are using open source software for mission-critical applications.

The need for enterprise-class security for Web applications and Web services grows in parallel with the rise in deployments, Hess added.

Market opportunity

IDC forecast back in July 2009 that the worldwide open source software market last year could have reached US$3.9 billion for a growth rate of 34 per cent.

CA said it is keeping a tab on this market opportunity and will continue to offer customers Web security solutions based on their platform preference.


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