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Posts from Date:   2010-8

VMware’s Purchase of TriCipher

by Mark Diodati  |  August 31, 2010

When it rains, it pours. Yesterday, CA Technologies announced its purchase of Arcot Systems. My blog post about the purchase can be found here.  Today, VMware announced its purchase of TriCipher. Arcot Systems and TriCipher are eerily similar. Both companies started with innovative technology which protects the user’s private PKI key in software (in TriCipher’s […]

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CA Technologies to Purchase Arcot Systems

by Mark Diodati  |  August 30, 2010

I’ve been following the evolution of Arcot Systems for twelve years. I became aware of them as a potential competitor (and acquisition target) while working at RSA, and I’ve kept up with them in my role at Burton/Gartner. I’ve seen the evolution of its products beginning with its innovative “Camouflage” technology, which provided enhanced protection […]

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Consensus on the Future of Standards-Based Provisioning and SPML

by Mark Diodati  |  August 20, 2010

I had the honor of facilitating the Standards-Based Provisioning Special Interest Group at this year’s Catalyst conference. The participants believe that standards-based provisioning is at a crossroads and wish to publish the following statement. The statement is based upon our conversation; all of the participants have reviewed it.  I hope that the perspectives of these […]

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