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June 15, 2010

Open Source Software Company Joins Forces with ForgeRock

An agreement on joint development of OpenAM Identity Management software has been reached between ForgeRock, an open source software company started by former Sun Microsystems (News - Alert) executives in February 2010 and Open Source Solution Technology.
ForgeRock OpenAM, initially created by Sun Microsystems is an open source access management, entitlements and federation server platform.
All newly created OpenSSO improvements/contributions will be submitted by OSSTech to the ForgeRock maintained OpenAM project. Moving forward, all future contributions and collective work will be focused on one single project, OpenAM.
'Developments previously done independently will be combined and as a result more quality improvements and feature enhancements are expected. It will also benefit the open source community,' Lasse Andresen, CEO, ForgeRock, said.
To provide OpenAM support services and training globally to customers requiring integrated authentication authorization systems for today's cloud environment, ForgeRock and OSSTech will work jointly.
Coordinated local-language product support will be provided by both the companies to mutual customers that have offices and branches in Japan and worldwide.
Global companies can take advantage of this service when adopting OpenAM.
Based in Norway, ForgeRock will provide customers with enterprise-class subscriptions for the platform as well as training and access to an extensive partner community.
High-performance and cost-effective authentication and authorization solutions based on Open Source (News - Alert) Software is provided by OSSTech.
In related news, industry veteran and former chief open source officer at Sun Microsystems, Simon Phipps will be joining the ForgeRock board and executive team as chief strategy officer.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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