Digital ID World To Highlight More Than 40 Real-World Deployments; Enterprise IT professionals emphasize keys to success in identity initiatives

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 1, 2006 – Digital ID World, the industry's digital identity conference, announced that more than 40 case studies focusing on the real-world examples of identity deployments in financial services, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, communications and government will be presented at the annual conference. It was also announced that all of the Platinum Sponsorships for the event have been sold out. The Platinum Sponsors are: Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Oracle and HP. Digital ID World is scheduled to take place September 11-13, 2006 at the Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, CA and will feature the latest technologies being used to authenticate, manage, control, integrate, store and analyze identity-associated information.

During the conference, over 40 organizations including Regions Bank, Federal Mogul, Raymond James Financial, Motorola, Nortel, Equifax, Sprint, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Wells Fargo, Webex, Hersheys, Burton Group and many others will share their experiences in planning, deploying and managing identity projects and operations. 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. Discussions will include pitfalls to avoid, increasing the probability of success and reducing schedules and budgets.

"There is no other forum that gives IT professionals the ability to hear over 40 real-world identity deployments from companies that have already implemented them. Interacting and learning at this level is a unique proposition and is invaluable to our attendees," said Phil Becker, Editor in Chief and Conference Chair, Digital ID World. "And to have the success we've experienced with our sponsors makes this event all the more attractive. The commitment that Sun, Microsoft, HP and Oracle have made to participate in this event exemplifies the fact that managing the decentralization of identity is the number one priority in corporate IT environments."

"The quality of presentations at Digital ID World is unparalleled," said Sara Gates, vice president of Identity Management, Sun Microsystems. "Digital ID World provides a great interactive forum that drives industry discussion around all things identity, and helps IT professionals solve the issues they are facing."

Conference sessions will provide up-to-the minute information on strategic topics such as: enterprise identity management, provisioning, strong authentication, federated identity, virtual directories, smart cards, web services security, identity-based network access control, enterprise rights management, trusted computing, and many others.

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