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Gluu CEO to host two sessions at RSA Conference 2016


Open source evangelist and Gluu founder Mike Schwartz will present a survey of new authentication technologies and ideas on how organizations can modernize their identity and access management services.

Austin, TX — January 4, 2016 — Gluu CEO and founder Mike Schwartz will be hosting two sessions at RSA Conference 2016, the premier global security conference which is world renowned for providing industry professionals an opportunity to connect with the technology, trends, and people that protect our digital world. The event will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, February 29 – March 4, 2016.

“Our industry is changing rapidly, with attention shifting away from purely single sign-on (SSO) to a more comprehensive focus on web and API access management, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and cloud directory services,” said Schwartz. “API access management is the next big wave, and no one understands this better than Gluu.”

As Gluu’s CEO, Schwartz is responsible for guiding development of the company’s core products, including its industry leading open source access management platform called the Gluu Server. Schwartz founded Gluu after more than a decade consulting in the directory services and single sign-on industries. Gluu continues to be at the forefront of the access management revolution. In 2015 alone the Gluu Server was downloaded by more than 5,000 organizations and people worldwide in need of better and more affordable tools to centrally manage digital authentication and authorization security policies.

“For years we have been talking about the rise of new standards and technology to strengthen digital identity. We are finally starting to see the potential that new standards like OpenID Connect and UMA can deliver to the Internet,” said Schwartz. “At RSA Conference 2016, I look forward to sharing Gluu’s perspective on how we as an industry are using new standards and open source software to drive innovation, create better experiences online, and enable a more secure approach to conducting business online across industries and geographies.”

Find out more about each session below:

Session Title: Who Are You? From Meat to Electrons and Back Again Session Track: Security Basics Scheduled Date: 02/29/2016 Scheduled Time: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM Short Abstract: Authentication technologies are intersecting science fiction and comedy. A flyby of recently discovered and invented mechanisms to digitally identify a person makes it clear that it’s not for lack of options. If the usability and security of strong authentication have been solved, how can we improve deployability, which is the main reason we are still using passwords?

Session Title: DON’T Use Two-Factor Authentication… Unless You Need It! Session Track: Identity Scheduled Date: 03/04/2016 Scheduled Time: 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM Short Abstract: Conventional wisdom tells us to use two-factor authentication–and it does help to improve security. But the best way to reduce user-friction is to never require a person to authenticate. This talk will provide a modern solution to reconcile these two divergent imperatives by leveraging standard profiles of OAuth2 for “trust elevation.” Its not just the front door that needs protection!

About Gluu: Gluu publishes free open source Internet security software that universities, government agencies and companies can use to enable Web and mobile applications to securely identify a person, and manage what information they are allowed to access. Using a Gluu Server, organizations can centralize their authentication and authorization service and leverage standards such as OpenID Connect, UMA, and SAML 2.0 to enable federated single sign-on (SSO) and trust elevation.

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