IBM will announce new security software today that will allow business users to securely share information over the internet. Tivoli Federated Identity Manager (TFIM) will be IBM's first federated security software.
Federated identity allows employees, customers or partners to log on to a company's Web site, get their identity authenticated and then have that site vouch for their identity while they try to gain access to other companies' Web sites and networks.
TFIM will start shipping later this month and is compatible with several federated identity standards and specifications such as Liberty, SAML, WS-Federation, WS-Security and WS-Trust. More details about TFIM at CNET