End To End Trust

Creating a Safer, More Trusted Internet

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End to End Trust Progress: Exostar and Microsoft

"Today's collaborative business models are making End To End Trust a top priority."

- Vijay Takanti, Vice President
Security & Collaboration Services, Exostar


Exostar: Enabling secure collaboration online, between trusted partners

The Microsoft identity and access platform technologies used by Exostar support the complex, multi-enterprise, secure collaboration needs of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies, including BAE Systems, the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, and Rolls-Royce.

  • In April 2009, Exostar's ForumPass, served a growing community of 8,500 users, as a secure online collaboration platform based on Microsoft Office SharePoint. ForumPass complies with processes, policies, and federal regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Today, more than 12,000 users across 170 organizations rely on ForumPass.
  • In December 2009, Exostar released the Managed Access Gateway (MAG), a cloud-based, managed identity service that extends enforcement of a company's identity management policies and capabilities to partners. MAG's hub architecture gives all parties a single place to connect for both inbound and outbound access, which eases maintenance and enables economies of scale by pooling external identity requirements with Exostar.
  • Along with Exostar's Federated Identity Service (FIS), MAG delivers single sign on access using on-demand digital certificates to tens of thousands of users across the world. With the recent certification by the Department of Defense (DOD) to offer high assurance hardware certificates, Exostar is the first PKI Certificate Service Provider not under the DOD certificate root.

Exostar now supports a trading partner community of over 70,000 entities and over 140,000 users globally with MAG. Microsoft technologies form the building blocks of Exostar's secure collaboration and identity management systems and help to create a safer more trusted Internet for partners.

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