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Netegrity, Vignette to Offer Secure Content

Portal management specialist Netegrity Inc. Wednesday joined technologies with Vignette Corp. to provide companies with new portal infrastructure required to provide secure content to their customers, partners and employees.

The combination of Netegrity's SiteMinder e-commerce infrastructure solution for secure portal management and Vignette's V/5 E-business Platform will make it possible for Vignette customers to develop and deploy their e-business portals.

As part of the agreement, the companies will participate in joint sales and marketing programs to promote the two products. As well, Netegrity is participating in Vignette's recently launched V2B Services -- a one-stop destination for know-how and supplies for establishing an e-business.

SiteMinder provides customers with powerful e-commerce management capabilities that integrate with the Vignette platform including:

  • Single sign-on -- Provides single sign-on across all Vignette applications as well as the other applications within a company's enterprise
  • Authentication management -- Enables Vignette customers to leverage SiteMinder to integrate public key infrastructure (PKI) technology, password management, smart cards, custom forms, and even biometric capabilities into their applications
  • Centralized management -- Policies can be centrally created to manage user access to all Vignette applications
  • Affiliate services -- Netegrity's new breakthrough technology for e-partnerships can now be utilized by Vignette customers to seamlessly integrate partner applications into their portals
  • Delegated Management -- Enables companies to delegate administration of user profiles to remote administrators

"Vignette and Netegrity have been working together for some time now as is evidenced by the numerous customers taking advantage of the two products today," Bill Bartow, vice president of marketing at Netegrity. "The two solutions go hand in hand to enable the rapid deployment of robust, scalable, and secure e-business portals."

Vignette's agreement with Netegrity comes off a May where it acquired software firm OnDisplay in a $1.7 billion stock swap. Vignette is currently jockeying for dominant market position in the Web content management sector against companies such as BroadVision. Both vendors have turned to XML as a key technology.