Mark Diodati

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Mobile Device Certificate Enrollment: Are You Vulnerable?

by Mark Diodati  |  July 2, 2012  |  1 Comment

Last week, US-CERT published a vulnerability note on the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP). The vulnerability was reported by Certified Security Solutions, a consulting company with extensive Windows and PKI deployment experience. The company’s summary of the vulnerability is here. This vulnerability—when combined with two additional pieces of information—enables an attacker to impersonate another user […]

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The Next Revolution In Mobility: Near Field Communication

by Mark Diodati  |  April 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

I want to welcome you to a multi-post discussion about near-field communication (NFC). Over the next few blog posts, I will be talking about: NFC’s moving parts Impending demand from your users NFC’s potential for access to buildings and applications Missing ecosystem components The next revolution in mobility is coming: it is near field communication […]

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Quest Acquires Symlabs

by Mark Diodati  |  June 6, 2011  |  Comments Off

Quest is actively building out its identity management product portfolio.  Some notable acquisitions: Vintela (Active Directory Bridge – 2005) Völcker Informatik AG (provisioning/access governance – late 2010) e-DMZ Security—privileged account management – early 2011) Today, Quest announced the acquisition of Symlabs, a vendor with virtual directory and federation products. In its early days, virtual directories […]

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‘Directory Services, Federation, and the Cloud’ Document

by Mark Diodati  |  September 16, 2010  |  Comments Off

The document referenced in my prior posts about the Arcot and VMware acquisitions ( and is now published (subscription required). Here is the document description: In this assessment, Research Director Mark Diodati evaluates the abilities of off-the-shelf directory services and federation technologies that solve the increasingly prevalent provisioning and authentication challenges for cloud-based applications. Product […]

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Consensus on the Future of Standards-Based Provisioning and SPML

by Mark Diodati  |  August 20, 2010  |  Comments Off

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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