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Over 200 companies join S2ML standard

WALTHAM, MA  PRNewswire  December 20, 2000  In an effort to secure and standardize e-commerce transactions, Netegrity, an e-commerce infrastructure solution provider for secure portal management, has headed an effort to promote an S2ML (Security Services Markup Language) initiative to drive S2ML as the de facto standard for enabling secure e-commerce transactions using XML. Netegrity recently announced that over 200 e-commerce, security, professional services, and financial companies have joined the S2ML initiative.

In addition to the S2ML initiative, Netegrity and its partners recently formed an OASIS technical committee called XML-Based Security Services with a charter to create a standard for secure e-commerce. Together the web security vendors will work towards creating a specification that leverages S2ML with other initiatives. The first meeting of the OASIS technical committee is scheduled for January 9, 2001.

The goal of S2ML is to create an open industry standard that will enable secure inter-site e-business transactions, said Barry Bycoff, chairman and CEO of Netegrity. We are pleased to see such wide spread support for this initiative from both the vendor and end user communities. We're looking forward to working with all interested companies as part of OASIS to provide an industry wide standard for secure e-commerce.

Some of the companies to join the S2ML initiative are Authentica, BioNetrix, Bluestone, BMC Software, CertCo, Cisco, Cognos, CrossLogix, CyberSafe, Diamelle Technologies, Digital Signature Trust, Epicentric, IONA, LiveData, LockStar, Nissay Information Technology, Oblix, RSA Security, Secugen, Synera, Ubizen, ValiCert, Vasco, WebCollage, and XML Solutions.