Microsoft Unveils New Security Services

Microsoft’s Live Labs has launched two security-related Web-based services, one for providing authentication and another for connecting peer-to-peer (P-to-P) applications through network firewalls.

The services are part of Microsoft’s plan to quickly deliver Web-based services to compete with rivals Google and Yahoo. Microsoft formed Live Labs, its research arm for creating these Internet technologies, in January. Microsoft has said many of its Live services will be connected to Windows Vista, the next version of its client OS, but has not clearly articulated a plan for how that makes the OS more valuable to users.

The Security Token Service (STS) and the new Relay Service are available online.
Microsoft Unveils New Security Services - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 6th June 2006 2:11AM