HERNDON, Va. -- Exostar, powering secure collaborative supply networks for the worlds largest aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers, has been selected by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to provide an enterprise solution for digital identity management. Lockheed Martin will use Exostars Enterprise Identity Solution (EIS) to appropriately issue and cost-effectively manage digital credentials for over 100,000 employees.
EIS allows users to establish trust with third-parties through common standards for technology, business process, policy and governance implementation. Leveraging EIS, Lockheed Martin will be able to quickly meet evolving requirements and collaborate securely with government agencies, strategic partners and suppliers. The solution is scheduled to go live in June.
Implementing company-wide identity management is a required business process, not only to serve government customers, but also to streamline secure communications with partners and suppliers, said Joseph Cleveland, Lockheed Martins CIO.
Launched in December 2005, Enterprise Identity Solution offers: robust process workflow, enforcing quality and rigor in credential management; technical integration into existing enterprise identity directories; and standardized process and governance models. EIS works with the most widely deployed enterprise infrastructure components including: Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Certificate Services, Oracle, SQL Server and WebSphere.
"Companies have implemented patchwork technologies and developed divergent business processes and policies to secure and manage identities within their organizations," Vijay Takanti, Exostars Program Director for Security, said. "With the inconsistent governance methods to manage identities that have evolved, it's critical to have a tool like EIS that lets different organizations work from common standards and create trust on a many-to-many basis, not just one-to-one."