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Netegrity Delivers SiteMinder v3.5

Waltham, MA-based Netegrity Inc. announced extended capabilities for its SiteMinder secure user management solution for e-commerce applications.

Version 3.5 offers better scalability, UNIX support and comprehensive authentication and security measures for the deployment of e-commerce applications including extranets, the company said.

"E-commerce applications are growing in strategic importance as a way of transacting everyday business with customers," said Barry Bycoff, president and CEO of Netegrity.

"The number of users accessing these applications has created extreme requirements for scaleability and reliability. In addition, they can consist of hundreds of individual applications, resulting in a site that is difficult for end-users to navigate and impossible for administrators to manage without a product like SiteMinder," he said.

SiteMinder provides centralized access control, single sign-on and distributed management services across the building blocks required for e-commerce, including security technologies and Web, application and directory servers. Pricing was not disclosed.

"With SiteMinder v3.5 we are enabling our customers to dramatically expand their user communities, deploy on their UNIX platforms, and easily adopt new authentication technologies like digital certificates."