Liberty Alliance Selects Drummond Group to Expand Interoperability Testing Program

The Liberty Alliance – December 12, 2006 – Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced that Drummond Group has been selected to expand and manage Liberty Alliance interoperability testing on a global basis. Drummond Group will provide Liberty Alliance with valuable new testing capabilities and global support services to further increase the breadth and scale of Liberty’s industry-leading interoperability program.

Liberty Alliance is the only global identity organization with a history of testing vendor products for true interoperability of identity specifications. Since launching its Liberty Interoperable™ program in 2003, nearly 75 identity products and solutions from vendors around the world have now passed Liberty Alliance interoperability testing. The relationship with Drummond Group enhances the Liberty Interoperable program by adding, among other services, full matrix and global Internet-based testing capabilities. These services will increase the effectiveness of interoperability testing worldwide.

“The success of the Liberty Alliance interoperability program demonstrates the global demand for identity products and solutions that have proven to interoperate and can deliver real business value quickly,” said Roger Sullivan, vice president of the Liberty Alliance management board and vice president of business development for Oracle Identity Management. “With today’s news, Liberty Alliance will provide organizations in every market segment with new interoperability assurances based on the leading testing capabilities from Drummond Group.”

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a global leader in B2B software testing and certification, works with software vendors, industry associations, supply chains and the standards community by conducting interoperability and conformance testing on open standards, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI has tested hundreds of international software products used in vertical industries such as automotive, consumer product goods, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. For more information, please visit or email:

About Liberty Alliance

Liberty Alliance is a global identity consortium with a membership base that includes technology vendors, consumer service providers and educational and government organizations working together to build a more trusted Internet by addressing the technology, business and privacy aspects of digital identity management. The Liberty Interoperable program is designed to test vendor products for true interoperability of Liberty’s open identity specifications. A listing of products that have passed Liberty interoperability testing is available at


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