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April 30, 2010 — GigaTrust Connects Microsoft® Rights Management Services with CA SiteMinder®


GigaTrust Releases the GigaTrust Connector for CA SiteMinder

Herndon, VA — April 30, 2010 — GigaTrust, the market leader in Enterprise Rights Management content protection software solutions that enhance and extend Microsoft’s Rights Management Services (RMS), today announced the general availability of the new GigaTrust Connector for CA SiteMinder, a leading Web access management solution for managing security of an organization’s Web applications and portals.

GigaTrust is a CA technology partner and has built a bridge or “Connector” that links Microsoft’s Active Directory Rights Management Services (ADRMS) to CA SiteMinder.

CA SiteMinder manages access to shared Web applications from one or more user communities whether the users are in Active Directory (internal), LDAP (external), or any other user directory. Users authenticate once (single-sign-on) and are granted (or denied) access to the shared web applications based on the policies stored in the SiteMinder Policy Server.

GigaTrust Connector for CA SiteMinder is a server-based solution that enables CA SiteMinder authenticated users to obtain RMS credentials and fully participate in Rights Management activities. Access to RMS-protected content is controlled by the CA SiteMinder Policy Server by making the RMS Server SiteMinder-aware.

“Many organizations that are utilizing RMS to control sensitive information, need to extend its capabilities to additional user groups that are not in Active Directory,” said Jim Thorstad, Principal Product Manager for CA SiteMinder, “GigaTrust has created a connector that leverages CA SiteMinder’s support of multiple user directories to extend the reach of RMS to additional users and file types.”

GigaTrust Connector for CA SiteMinder benefits include:

  • Customers can expand the use of Rights Management
  • All RMS provisioning is automatic, on demand, fully trusting the SiteMinder assertion about the user
  • Enables single sign-on for GigaTrust Enterprise Plus

“This connector allows an enterprise to leverage their existing investment and deployment of CA SiteMinder as they launch and expand the use of rights management inside and outside their organization,” said Darryl Worsham, Vice President of Business Development and Partner Products at GigaTrust.

About GigaTrust
GigaTrust is a leading provider of email security and content protection software products and services with customers in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management™ solution, which combines innovative next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft® Rights Management Services. In February 2003, the firm formed the first strategic partnership with Microsoft and formally launched the first in the family of proprietary Intelligent Rights Management products based on the Rights Management Services (RMS) security platform. GigaTrust is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. GigaTrust’s family of products and services is easy to use and easy to deploy for either the author or recipient of protected content. GigaTrust’s products and services include security solutions for email/attachments and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, content repositories, discovery enablement, and the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information about GigaTrust, visit


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