Identity Engines and Zuken NetWave Join Forces to Bring Innovative Network Identity Management Solution to Japanese Market

By | June 1, 2006

Identity Engines, Inc., a leading provider of network-based identity management solutions, and Zuken NetWave Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based distributor of network security products, today announced an agreement to create a channel partnership for Zuken NetWave to distribute Identity Engines Ignition(TM) platform. Under terms of the agreement, effective immediately, Zuken NetWave will market, sell and support Ignition throughout Japan.

In Japan and around the world, IT departments are being required to find solutions to support a growing number of mobile and remote users while needing to ensure consistent and secure access across all network entry points. This need is fueling the network identity management market which is expected to exceed $1B by 2010, according to recent research by the Enterprise Strategy Group. Through its highly-reliable, centrally-managed and secure Ignition platform, Identity Engines allows enterprises to implement identity- and policy-driven security in an increasingly complex landscape.

“We believe there is a large demand for Ignition in a number of industries, and we are very excited about the opportunity to distribute Ignition, the first network access management solution, in Japan,” said Ikuo Nakamura, president and CEO of Zuken NetWave. “We look forward to offering this product to our existing customer base, as well as building a new channel for Ignition.”

Identity Engines was founded in 2004 to address the growing identity gap between network access control and user directories. Identity Engines´ appliance products provide enterprise-grade authentication and authorization services for distributed enterprise networks. By leveraging investment in both existing and new network equipment, Identity Engines provides a comprehensive, cost-effective and scalable way to ensure tight identity-based controls that significantly improves enterprise security and compliance. The company announced its first product in November 2005, and introduced Ignition v3.0 last month.

“Since announcing Ignition, we have seen it deployed at more than 20 enterprises, with trials at and interest from dozens more companies,” said Pete Selda, CEO of Identity Engines. “There is a universal need across all industries to manage access to the corporate network. Identity Engines´ Ignition network identity management solution meets this need, and we look forward to continuing to expand our worldwide availability with partners like Zuken NetWave.”

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