Thursday, November 1, 2007

News: Cisco buys Securent for $100 M in cash

Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced an agreement to acquire Securent, Inc., a leading provider of entitlement management software for enterprises. Securent is privately held and based in Mountain View, Calif.
Complete story http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0322664.htm

This clearly validates the demand in the marketplace for content and context based authorization using standards such as XACML.

Origins of OWSM which was originally developed by Confluent Software can be linked to Sekhar Sarukkai who is CTO and co-founder of Securent.
Incidentally he was also the co-founder of Confluent Software which Oblix had purchased to add web services security to its portfolio of IdM products. Oracle acquired Oblix in 2005, and released this product as Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM).