November 19, 2006 9:01 PM PST
IBM to launch security software for small business
IBM's new Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway, a version of Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, aims to allow small companies of up to 5,000 employees to connect like spokes of a large company--or hub--to share information securely via a single sign-on.
"The hubs want to sell to smaller partners and before, these partners would have to use the full product to be a spoke," said Joe Anthony, IBM's Tivoli identity management director.
Tivoli's business gateway is roughly a third of the size of the full Federated Identity Manager, in terms of data requirements. The product will generally be available November 24 and retail for $70,000 per server, with no limits on the number of users.