Monday, December 19, 2011

Quest Acquires BitKoo and Dives Into Authorization

Back in the mid-90’s Netscape’s release of their LDAP directory product heralded the beginning of many companies starting to centralize identity information and authentication. Over the last few years many companies have started to struggle with all of the applications they have – especially web-based apps – and how they could possibly externalize their authorization processes. There’s been an OASIS standard defined for authorization called XACML and a number of ISVs have built software that leverages XACML.

Quest has chosen to move forward with BitKoo as our “big bet” in the authorization market. We feel that BitKoo provides the best fit for our customers with their .NET-based architecture, their plugins for SharePoint and their overall capabilities and architecture. And, with all of our privileged account and other identity management products we have a natural fit for BitKoo's software.

I’m looking forward to working with the BitKoo team!

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