Sunday, November 20, 2005

Consentry LAN Controller

Another company in the "identity enabled network" space besides Identity Engines that I talked about earlier
Moral of the story seems to be that
  • Trusted Identity store (like LDAP) needs to be integrated with network
  • Application access policy must include Identity & Roles
  • Application Control beyond port.
Nothing new here. Besides looking at the product itself nothing new on the authentication side (seems to be similar things that other network product would support). But at the same time there are wide variety of applications that are supported "out-of-box" though I am not sure what we are going to achieve by simple performing an allow or deny at the application level since that is as good as port level access! (nothing more finegrained). The field of identity enabled network seems to be the next step in the growth of the identity. It would be interesting to see what other companies are working on.

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