NOVATO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Radiant Logic today announced its RadiantOne Virtual Directory Server (VDS) was named as a gold medal winner of the "2012 Editors' Best Awards" in the Best Active Directory/Group Policy Product by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro.
The 2012 Editors' Best Awards are based on a product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.
"For our 2012 Editors' Best Awards, we've leveraged the industry expertise of our editors and authors to bring additional recognition to great products in today's market," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. "We're proud to now share this information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts."
With the growing complexity of enterprise infrastructure, organizations are faced with the challenges of managing secure access and administration of employee, customer, partner, and vendor identities across a wide range of systems. Managing multiple sources of user identities and security contexts across all of these applications is a daunting task. RadiantOne VDS is a federated identity service that addresses identity management needs by aggregating and mapping directory structures into a single access point.
"RadiantOne Virtual Directory Server is a fast, flexible, and relatively inexpensive solution compared with traditional metadirectory service implementations," Windows IT Pro editors wrote. "Its biggest benefit is that it unifies your AD implementation and other identities into an enterprise directory, but once you have the product in place, there are additional unique capabilities it can provide you."
RadiantOne VDS integrates identity management for applications, portals and Web Access Management systems, providing a single point of access for authentication, and as a source of attributes for authorization. The intermediate layer acts as a virtual identity hub, anchoring the infrastructure and connecting all identities across the enterprise -- regardless of how or where they are stored. As a result, IT managers have access to smarter security, better authentication and more finely grained authorization.
"As federation standards, SAML2, and OpenID Connect become the authentication methods of choice for cloud and portal applications, the need for a flexible, common identity layer just keeps growing. We are excited to see recognition for our contribution," says Michel Prompt, CEO of Radiant Logic. "We are proud to bring to the market a federated identity service based on identity and context virtualization, delivering an innovative solution for our AD customers."
About Radiant Logic
Radiant Logic, Inc. is the market-leading provider of identity virtualization solutions. Since pioneering the first virtual directory, Radiant Logic has evolved its groundbreaking technology into a complete federated identity service, enabling Fortune 1000 companies to solve their toughest identity management challenges.
Using model-driven virtualization technology, the RadiantOne federated identity service builds customizable views from disparate data silos, streamlining authentication and authorization for identity management, context-driven applications, and cloud-based infrastructures.
Organizations in a wide range of sectors rely on RadiantOne to deliver quick ROI by reducing administrative effort, simplifying integration tasks, and enabling future identity and data management initiatives.
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About Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.