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Portal platform with a flare

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Sun Microsystems has developed what it calls the industry's first portal server to include fully integrated, secure identity management.

The company has also announced its product roadmap to support the leading J2EE servers: BEA WebLogic, IBM Websphere and Sun ONE J2EE application servers. Further, says the company, Sun One will be deployed on Linux and Windows 2000 operating systems in addition to its reference platform, Solaris Sun also introduced development tools and partner support that customers can use to deploy B2E, B2C and B2B portals.

Sun says the new offering fully integrated secure identity management capabilities as well as Web single sign on, policy and access control, service provisioning and unified user management (via the embedded Sun ONE Identity Server).

More than 28 independent software vendors are working to incorporate the new version of the Sun ONE Portal Server into their respective solutions, including Actuate, Bowstreet, Broad Daylight, Citrix, D2K, Divine, Documentum, FatWire, Halcyon Monitoring Solutions, HNC (Blaze Advisor From HNC), Interwoven, Kivera, LogicLibrary, NewsEdge, Open Text, PiroNet NDH, Prophecy International, RSA Security, Screaming Media, Tarantella, T4 Consulting Group (T4CG), TogetherSoft, Vignette, Vuico (NTT SOFT), Wokup!, Xacct Technologies, Yahoo and YellowBrix.