N.M. preps ID management system

Friday, 17 January 2003, 1:22 PM EST

New Mexico soon will implement a centralized, enterprise identity management platform so that citizens and employees can access Web applications more securely.

"They've got a huge amount of legacy systems and they're all disconnected, running on different operating platforms, different services on the back end, and they just don't work together, and there's no comprehensive security mechanism to control security for all of these applications," said Nand Mulchandani, co-founder and chief technology officer for Cupertino, Calif.-based Oblix Inc., a developer of identity-based products for the public and private sectors.

"When you basically slap on a portal on the front to gain unified access to each of these back-end applications, the portal has to be this sort of single place of authenticating, identifying and controlling access to these different things ... and that's what we do," he added.

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