Sun battles Microsoft Passport

Sun Microsystems is putting some products and services behind its effort to consign Microsoft's Passport software to oblivion.

Sun has long opposed Passport, which acts as an authentication gateway that lets computer users surf the Web without having to constantly enter personal information on different sites. On Tuesday, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sun will bring something Microsoft lacks to the battle: hardware.

Sun will debut two collections of servers, storage, software and services to house information on customers, employees or business partners. The system can be used to govern who is granted access to network services such as Web-based order forms, system administration consoles or stock option plans.

News source: C|Net

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