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Subject: OASIS Member News: DataPower Joins Liberty Alliance

DataPower Joins Liberty Alliance

XS40 First XML Security Gateway to Support Liberty Specification;
Extends DataPower's Unrivaled AAA Framework Support for Federated
Identity Enforcement; DataPower's Experts in Large-Scale SAML Deployment
Can Now Help Key Standards Work 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS -- February 28, 2005 -- DataPower(r), the original
creator and leading provider of intelligent XML-Aware Network (XAN)
hardware, announced that it has joined the Liberty Alliance, a
consortium of more than 150 companies, non-profit and government
organizations from around the globe including American Express, Fidelity
Investments, AOL, France Telecom, General Motors, HP, IBM, Intel,
Novell, Oracle, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and VeriSign jointly
committed to developing an open standard for federated network identity
across all network devices.

Acting as a high-performance, high-security policy enforcement point,
the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway is the first of its kind to
provide support for the Liberty Alliance specification, extending
DataPower's AAA Framework fine-grained authorization capabilities while
demonstrating the XS40's unrivaled flexibility for extracting user
passwords, security tokens and other identity information from incoming
XML and Web service requests. The AAA Framework enables DataPower's
industry-leading integration with identity management solutions,
including those from Computer Associates & Netegrity, IBM, Microsoft,
Oblix, RSA Security, and Sun - as well as allowing customers to
integrate proprietary, in-house Single Sign-On (SSO) systems with their
Web services security architecture. DataPower's unique AAA Framework has
also enabled its XS40 XML Security Gateway to be the first Web services
security solution or XML firewall to fully support SAML 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0
(See: DataPower XS40 Hardware Validated for Federated Identity and XML
Web Services Security at SAML Interoperability Lab at RSA 2005) along
with other key security standards including WS-Security, SSL,
XML-Encryption, XML-DSIG, RADIUS, LDAP, and XKMS (See: DataPower's XML
Web Services Security Standards Leadership Continues with Success at W3C
XKMS Interoperability Test.)

The XS40 XML Security Gateway is purpose-built by some of the world's
top XML and security experts to secure XML Web Services transactions and
to manage federated trust across domains. The XS40 is a true network
hardware device that serves as a secure XML Web services proxy and
access policy enforcement point in front of potentially vulnerable
application servers. Additionally, the XS40 delivers hardened security
and wirespeed performance using sophisticated, patented algorithms for
XML firewall, XDoS protection; SOAP filtering; access control; XML
schema validation; field-level digital signatures and XML encryption;
XML routing; service virtualization; and offers an award-winning,
easy-to-use GUI.

"Liberty Alliance has been gaining attention from our customers, and we
are excited to join the organization driving open standards for
federated identity management and message networks at Internet scale,"
said Eugene Kuznetsov, Chairman & CTO, DataPower. "We also expect to be
able to contribute some important insights based on our real-world
experience of deploying and supporting high-volume, high-value SAML
implementations in production."

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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