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Phaos Toolkit Supports Liberty Alliance 1.1 Specifications

Phaos Releases Toolkit to Meet Liberty Alliance 1.1 Specifications, Increases Liberty Alliance Involvement as Sponsor Member

Phaos Technology Enables Java Developers to Adhere to Updated Sign-on Authentication and Authorization Specifications

New York, NY, USA. March 25, 2003.

Phaos Technology Corp., a leading global provider of cross-platform e-Security services and software tools to empower Internet applications, today announced the release of the Phaos Liberty Toolkit to enable developers to build applications that meet the newly established Liberty Alliance 1.1 specifications as well as the Company's membership as a sponsor member in the project. As a sponsor member, Phaos will participate in the policy, marketing and technology committees of the program. The Liberty Alliance strives to support the development, deployment and evolution of an open, interoperable standard for federated network identity.

The Liberty Alliance 1.1 specifications are an important element for the upcoming Liberty Alliance Phase 2 specifications, which introduce the Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF). ID-WSF outlines the technical components necessary to build interoperable identity-based Web services that meet specific business needs and also protect the privacy and security of users' shared information.

By keeping in-step with the specifications as they are ratified, Phaos enables Java developers to immediately begin building applications that adhere to the sign-on authentication and authorization specifications set by the Liberty Alliance. With the Phaos Liberty Toolkit, Java developers can rapidly build applications that enable single sign-on capabilities, support the consolidation of enterprise authentication schemes and allow the migration from legacy infrastructure to XML-based Web services.

The Phaos Liberty Toolkit provides integrated message security (XML digital signatures and XML encryption) and channel security (SSL/TLS), and provides stronger privacy and identity protection mechanisms by seamlessly integrating with smart cards and hardware security modules. Dynamic and scalable performance acceleration using cryptographic/SSL accelerators is also supported.

"For organizations engaged in e-business relationships with partners and customers, Phaos provides the tools necessary for creating secure trading environments that meet the established standards set by standards bodies," said Roger Sullivan, president, Phaos Technology Corp. "The release of this Liberty Toolkit is further validation of Phaos' dedication to enabling our customers to meet the Liberty Alliance specifications as soon as they are ratified."

The Phaos Liberty Toolkit employs secure encryption technologies and works with any XML parser. A pure Java toolkit, the Phaos Liberty Toolkit supports the Phaos Security Engine (PSE), XML, SAML and SSLava toolkits with optional Cryptoki, XKMS and Centuris add-ons available.

"The work being done by the Liberty Alliance members has provided an essential strategic foundation to the federated business model," Sullivan continued. "Phaos is pleased to increase our involvement in this effort as a sponsor member of the Liberty Alliance."

Phaos Liberty Toolkit is currently available by contacting Phaos. Liberty Toolkit developer licenses are $10,000 and run-time licenses are $15,000 per CPU. Other toolkits are priced at $3,000-$10,000 for developer licenses and between $3,000-$10,000 per run-time CPU.

About Phaos Technology Corp.

Phaos Technology Corp. is a recognized leader in providing cross-platform products, services and tools that enable enterprises to empower their applications and business processes with e-Security. The Company's products offer developers a full range of e-Security components for Public Key Infrastructure, cryptography and protocol toolkits, wireless security and secure messaging. The Company's client list includes numerous major corporations and organizations, located around the world. Phaos Technology Corp. can be reached on the Internet at by email at, toll free at (888)-99-PHAOS, and (212)-514-6514 by phone.


Jamie Farrell
Phaos Technology Corp.
Tel: +1 (212) 514-6514

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "Liberty Alliance Specifications for Federated Network Identification and Authorization."

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