NEC Enables Telefonica Mobile Services
NEC Corporation announced an agreement with Telefonica Moviles Espana, S.A. for delivery of its Liberty Enabled Proxy. The solution enables the introduction of an easy sign-on environment for multiple service access by end-users through a single authentication process over WAP and i-mode mobile Internet browsing. NEC’s Liberty Enabled Proxy, certified by Liberty Alliance through its conformance tests, enables terminal independent single sign-on services over WAP and i-mode. Without the proxy, special client software for mobile terminals is usually necessary to benefit from the Liberty single sign-on service.
Traditional single sign-on adopts a centralized authentication system with one single unified database. However, acceptance of this kind of centralized system by content providers or website owners is difficult as they may not agree on a single sign-on vendor. On the contrary, Liberty single sign-on is a decentralized authentication system, which is realized through the management of individual personal data (identity) by content providers (identity data is exchanged only when approved by end-users). Utilizing Liberty Alliance’s “Federated Identity Management” model, end-users better trust their registration, so the solution eliminates users’ anxiety about security and privacy.
“NEC’s Liberty Enabled Proxy is the collaborative product of Liberty’s excellent market enabling architecture and NEC’s significant expertise and knowledge of mobile systems integration. This new function can be built on NEC’s Mobile Internet Platform (NEMIP), which facilitates the upgrading of services by telecommunication providers.” Ruth Braennvall, Head of Value Added Services for NEC in Europe, commented. Continue>>