October 21, 2004 7:42 AM PDT

IBM jumps into Liberty Alliance

IBM has joined the Internet security consortium Liberty Alliance at the request of a customer, European mobile telecommunications provider Orange.

The Liberty Alliance is a group of technology providers and corporations, such as Fidelity and American Express, that is developing a set of industry standards for verifying a person's identity when he or she accesses Web sites. The consortium, which was founded by Sun Microsystems and others in 2001, has over 150 members now.

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