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Subject: OASIS Member News: DataPower XS40 Hardware Validated for Federated Identity and XML Web Services Security at SAML Interoperability Lab at RSA 2005

Proven SAML 2.0 Interoperability with 12 Other Vendors Showcases
DataPower's High-End Features, Deep Integration & Standards Commitment
Required for Global 1000 Deployments

CAMBRIDGE, MASS -- February 21, 2005 -- DataPower(r), the leading
provider of network hardware for securing XML Web services, announced
today that its XS40 XML security gateway successfully demonstrated SAML
2.0 interoperability at last week's 14th annual RSA conference in San
Francisco. As the only Web services security vendor selected to
participate for two years running, DataPower both contributed its
experience with actual Web services deployments that have already
processed billions of dollars in SAML-secured business transactions, and
showed a high-performance hardware SAML implementation. With its XS40
XML security gateway, DataPower is the leading provider of high-security
federated identity policy enforcement points. The XS40, the most widely
deployed solution of its kind, enables enterprises to securely federate
access control across domains, be they internal departments or external
customers and partners.

The DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway(tm) was the first Web services
security solution or XML firewall to fully support SAML and federated
identity (See: DataPower First to Demonstrate Real-World Deployments of
Hardware-Based Federated Identity Management Enforcement Point Using
WS-Security and SAML), along with other key security standards including
WS-Security, SSL, XML-Encryption, XML-DSIG, RADIUS, LDAP, and XKMS.
OASIS member DataPower, along with associate members Computer
Associates, Entrust, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, RSA Security, Sun
Microsystems and others teamed with the U.S. General Service
Administration E-Gov E-Authentication Initiative to demonstrate
interoperability of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0
specification, an OASIS standard for the exchange of authentication,
attribute and authorization information.

"Interoperability is a key issue for federated identity standards
organizations, vendors, and enterprises," said senior analyst Gerry
Gebel of Burton Group. "SAML 2.0 is a significant convergence point for
federation, but also poses interoperability and deployment challenges
that must be addressed by commercial product providers."

Today's news further showcases DataPower's high-end security
functionality (See: DataPower Brings Maturity to WS Security for the
Global 1000 with 3.1 Release), its unmatched list of third-party
certifications (See: Department of Defense Certifies DataPower XS40 XML
Security Gateway), and its deep integration across the broadest
portfolio of existing enterprise application and security

The OASIS SAML 2.0 Interoperability Lab
On February 16, 2005 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA,
thirteen vendors from around the world teamed with the U.S. General
Service Administration (GSA) E-Gov E-Authentication Initiative to
successfully demonstrate interoperability of the SAML 2.0, a security
specification developed by the OASIS standards consortium. SAML enables
secure exchange of authentication, attribute, and authorization
information between disparate security domains, making secure Internet
e-business transactions possible. The OASIS Federated Identity InterOp
Lab, co-sponsored by GSA E-Authentication Initiative, Enspier, and RSA
Security, demonstrated a combination of web single sign-on, and single
logout scenarios.

About DataPower
DataPower provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware network
infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and
manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services.
DataPower's patented XML Generation Three (XG3(tm)) technology powers
the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that
provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining
application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held
and based in Cambridge, MA. For more information about DataPower
Technology, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit www.datapower.com

For more information please contact:
Julie Wisniewski
617-864-0455 x347

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