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September 19, 2005

Microsoft Acquires Identity and Access Management Solutions Provider Alacris

Posted by David Hunter at 10:21 AM ET.

Press release:

Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of Alacris Inc., a global provider of certificate management and identity assurance software products. The acquisition enhances Microsoft’s strategy of providing easily administered identity and access management solutions.

“Customers have told us that smart cards are becoming an increasingly important part of their authentication and authorization strategy,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft. “Through this acquisition, we’re excited to gain technology that makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the smart card capabilities in Windows® with tools to simplify smart card life-cycle management.”

Yahoo! has an Alacris company profile.

Filed under Acquisitions, Security, Smart Cards, Technologies

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