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CA eTrust Admin Identity Management Solution Supports SPML

CA's eTrust Admin Identity Management Solution to Support OASIS SPML

CA Demonstrates Interoperability With Emerging Web Services Standard At Recent PeopleSoft Conference

Islandia, NY, USA. September 24, 2003.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that its eTrust Admin identity management solution will support the new OASIS Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) 1.0 specification, an emerging industry standard designed to streamline and automate the provisioning of systems and Web services across organizations.

eTrust Admin increases user account management security while reducing administration costs. SPML is intended to provide a standards-based approach to removing user accounts across heterogeneous systems. This common administration can significantly reduce IT workloads, help ensure compliance with security policies, and provide employees with immediate access to critical resources. Changes in human resource systems can be propagated automatically to IT applications without human intervention.

CA has tested eTrust Admin's SPML capabilities with PeopleSoft's leading human resources platform, and demonstrated interoperability with SPML at the recent PeopleSoft Connect 2003 Conference in Anaheim, California.

"CA's adoption of SPML enables a flexible and portable approach to leveraging HR information when managing and enforcing identity-based security policies," said Phil Schacter, vice president and service director at Burton Group, a leading enterprise IT research and advisory services firm. "Standards-based identity solutions, driven by authoritative HR information, improve overall security and substantially reduce the risk of exposing valuable business systems and information assets."

SPML has been approved by the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee prior to submission to the consortium's membership at-large for voting as an OASIS Standard. As an XML-based framework, SPML allows eTrust Admin's capabilities to be extended to any enterprise system or Web service with the necessary compliant interface.

"The use of standards is essential as the number of applications and services proliferates," said Karl Best, vice president of OASIS. "CA's embrace of SPML is a welcome contribution to the advancement of efficient, open standards-based IT management architectures."

"As organizations integrate business processes with their partners, they need to dynamically manage the authorization and de-authorization of access rights for users," said Gavenraj Sodhi, CA product manager for eTrust Admin. "By leveraging both the SPML specification and existing investments in PeopleSoft technology, eTrust Admin provides an ideal means of achieving these objectives."

About CA

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), one of the world's largest software companies, delivers software and services that enable organizations to manage their IT environments. Focus areas include network and systems management, storage and security management, portal and business intelligence, and application life cycle management. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, NY, and operates in more than 100 countries. For more information on CA, please visit

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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See general references in "XML-Based Provisioning Services."

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