Radiant Logic Reveals 3 New Directory Offerings
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Radiant Logic has segmented its flagship RadiantOne Virtual Directory Server (VDS) into two separate products: Virtual Directory Server (VDS) Proxy Edition 5.1 and VDS Context Edition 5.1. It has also released Identity and Correlation Server (ICS) 5.2. RadiantOne products all share a data modeling and virtualization engine.
VDS Proxy Edition 5.1, available at the end of April 2009, is a virtual directory server for lightweight user-directory integration projects. The new edition features a new join engine, new tools for easier administration and configuration, and more advanced reporting and auditing capabilities.
VDS Context Edition 5.1, available at the end of May 2009, performs identity and context integration, scalable for high-volume, high complexity environments. This is useful, for example, in environments where separate units want to maintain their own infrastructure and security requirements but the central organization wants to integrate security domains into a common virtual namespace for consistent and compliant security enforcement. By isolating applications from the complexity of backend sources, VDS Context Edition provides a single unified view of the community, enabling authentication, authorization, audit, and profile management for enterprise initiatives, such as Web access management, portal single-sign-on, and federation.
"Traditionally, virtual directories have been seen as a tactical point solution," said Michel Prompt, founder and CEO of Radiant Logic. "By adding the Context Edition to our flagship VDS product, we're now providing a complete strategic solution for your entire enterprise infrastructure. Different environments and initiatives demand different tools. RadiantOne now delivers secure identity integration and context management at every level, scaling up with you as your needs evolve."
ICS 5.2, expected this summer, enables correlation and synchronization of data across disparate identity silos for a unified view of identity data across applications and security domains.
"Traditionally, applications have each had their own database repository to support custom data models and provide fast data access," writes Noel Yuhanna, Forrester Research analyst, in his report, "Securing Next-Generation Information Architectures." "However, as the portfolio of applications grows, these independent data repositories must integrate with others to offer a complete and correct view of business data. Inconsistent data from these applications leads to bad business decisions and saps customer satisfaction."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.