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Gluu introduces open source identity and access management suite at ‘Japan IT Week’


The Gluu Server for single sign-on, two-factor authentication, and web access management was on display at Japan IT Week.

October 31, 2013 – Austin, TX — Gluu, a leader in open source identity and access management, participated in Japan IT Week from October 23-25 in order to raise brand awareness and secure business channels in Japan. ‘Japan IT Week’ is the biggest IT exhibition and conference in Japan, the world’s second-leading IT market, and features participants from nearly every IT-related company in the region.

“We were extremely pleased by the turnout this year at Japan IT Week and look forward to attending again next year,” said Gluu CEO Michael Schwartz. “Gluu is keen to serve organizations in Japan, and we feel our utility business model and open source platform can win customers by providing the best software and service with the lowest total cost of ownership.”

Gluu recently announced an exclusive distribution agreement in Japan and South Korea with Falcon Systems Consulting, a leading Japanese IT service provider and authentication specialist. Together, Gluu and Falcon displayed the Gluu Server to hundreds of IT professionals, decision makers, and influencers in attendance at the conference.

“Introducing the Gluu Server at Japan IT Week was a great success,” said Masamichi Takahashi, President and CEO of Falcon Systems Consulting. “The IT market in Japan is ready for an open source alternative to high priced proprietary identity and access management suites, and the Gluu Server will allow our customers to easily build and operate advanced, robust authentication networks that respect the autonomy of Japan’s privacy laws and business regulations.”

With its utility business model and dedicated server approach to identity and access management, Gluu has successfully secured more than 30 clients from highly regulated and security conscious industries such as consumer electronics, education, and government and non government organizations.

For more information on the Gluu Server or Gluu’s partnership with Falcon Systems Consulting, visit Gluu’s website at www.gluu.org.

About Gluu: Gluu provides IT services to large organizations to help them design, build, and operate authentication and authorization (“AA”) systems to secure web and mobile applications using open source software. Gluu leverages open standards such as OAuth 2.0, SAML, and RADIUS to enable organizational strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and web access management (WAM). The “OX” open source project, maintained by Gluu, implements two profiles of OAuth 2.0: OpenID Connect for authentication and UMA for authorization. Gluu’s OX management service enables organizations to quickly deploy an AA service for their Internet domain, on the IAAS platform of their choice.

About Falcon Systems Consulting:
Falcon System Consulting Co., Ltd. develops and markets secure and convenient authentication systems, including its own product, the “WisePoint Authenticator,” which was launched in 2003 and is a widely-used graphical authentication mechanism. Falcon provides B2B and B2C application security design, integration services and support to leading Japanese and South Korean companies, educational and government institutions.

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