5th Annual Digital ID World Conference Kicks Off Next Week In Santa Clara; More Than 40 Exhibitors and 600 Attendees Representing Major Corporations with Strong Identity Initiatives Are Expected to Attend the Industry’s Premier Identity Event

FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 – Digital ID World, the industry's premier digital identity conference, today provided a glimpse into next week's conference taking place September 11-13, at the Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California. Attendees will hear first hand how to address topics such as using identity to achieve regulatory compliance, gaining end-user adoption of authentication mechanisms, succeeding with provisioning and securing networks with identity-based network access control – all derived from more than 40 real-world deployments.

A quick glimpse at the attendee data from this year's event shows a marketplace of rapidly growing deployments:

— The top five identity initiatives being planned are provisioning, federation, strong authentication, implementation of an identity management suite, and securing web services through identity.

— Over 90% of attendees are in the planning stage of their deployment.

— 41% of attendees represent companies larger than 10,000 people in size.

— Over 86% of attendees describe themselves as someone who specifies or recommends vendors in the purchasing cycle.

— Over 30% of attendees have an identity budget over $500,000 dollars.

"Digital ID World's focus has always been on the real-world deployment," said Phil Becker, Editor in Chief and Conference Chair, Digital ID World. "That focus is now being reflected in the serious IT professionals that are coming to Digital ID World. We're honored to serve as the identity community's epicenter and gathering place."

Kicking-off the conference at 3:30 on Monday, September 11, Phil Becker, editor-in-chief for Digital ID World, will welcome all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and media, followed by an opening keynote interview with Symantec's VP of Technology, Rob Clyde. Additional keynotes will be featured throughout all three days of the conference by industry leaders from companies including XL Global Services, Burton Group, National Alliance For Health Information Technology, PayPal, ZDNet and Cato Institute.

The exhibition area will provide attendees with an exclusive environment to interact with the industry's leading companies and learn about the latest products, services and solutions in digital identity. Exhibitors and sponsors for this year's event include:

A10 Networks HP passlogix

ActivIdentity idEngines Radiant Logix

Authentify Identity Forge redhat

authernative imanami RSA Security

Bridgestream inames Signify

Aveksa maXware Smart Card Alliance

CA Microsoft Sun Microsystems

Cay Mas Systems NCipher symlabs

Courion NetVision TriCipher

cybertrust Novell Trusted Network Technologies

Deloitte Oracle Vaau

epok PingIdentity Wave

Evidian Prodigen

For further information on Digital ID World Expo 2006, please visit http://conference.digitalidworld.com/2006/ .

About Digital ID World

Digital ID World is the premier identity industry event. Digital ID World provides business executives and IT managers with an exclusive conference opportunity to interact with thought leaders, developers and providers of identity solutions. With presentations covering deployments, identity-based technologies, standards, business processes, web services security and RFID, Digital ID World offers superior networking, in-depth information, and practical advice.

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