Liberty Alliance Announces Call for Nominations for the 2008 IDDY Awards

Third Annual Event Features Deployment, Emerging and Multi-Protocol Application Categories

Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trust-worthy internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced a call for nominations for the 2008 IDDY Awards. The IDDY Award (IDentity Deployment of the Year) recognizes identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation (SAML 2.0), Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications. The call for nominations ends on Monday, June 16, with winners announced on June 30. IDDY Awards will be presented at CSO magazine’s Digital ID World 2008 conference (September 8-10) in Anaheim, CA.

This year’s IDDY Awards program includes a call for nominations in three categories, a Liberty-based deployment, a Liberty-based emerging application and a new multi-protocol category. The new award is designed to shine a spotlight on applications that leverage the proven interoperability of Liberty Alliance standards in multi-protocol implementations to help advance the next generation of secure and privacy-respecting Liberty-based enterprise and user-driven Web 2.0 applications. Nomination forms, criteria and more information about the 2008 IDDY Awards is available.

“With three nomination categories, the 2008 IDDY Awards mirror the evolving identity landscape, recognizing established and up-and-coming enterprise solutions as well as the exciting applications developed to serve communities and users,” said Brett McDowell, executive director, Liberty Alliance. “From proven interoperable enterprise deployments to more secure and privacy-respecting user-driven Web 2.0 applications, the 2008 IDDY Awards promises to showcase some of the best digital identity management solutions in the global marketplace today.”

About the Liberty Alliance IDDY Awards

Now in its third year, the Liberty Alliance IDDY Award recognizes the individuals and organizations responsible for building and deploying outstanding identity-dependent applications. Previous winners of the IDDY award were Deutsche Telekom AG (TCom, Business Unit T-Online), eBIZ.mobility, EduTech, (New York State educational agencies); NTT Labs, Rearden Commerce, the UK Government Authentication Gateway and the New Zealand Government. An overview of winning applications and more information about the IDDY is available.

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