CA SiteMinder and CA SiteMinder Federation to Support Breakthrough
Loyalty Payment Platform
NEW YORK & ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Swift
Exchange, an innovator in global commerce, has selected CA
SiteMinder® and CA
SiteMinder® Federation to help secure and simplify access
to its loyalty program commerce system, also called Swift Exchange.
The CA Technologies security products will provide Web access management
for the forthcoming Swift Exchange, an innovative commerce ecosystem
designed to provide unprecedented liquidity, transparency and usability
of reward points and miles, making them as easy to spend as cash.
"Designing Swift Exchange with security in mind from the ground up is a
strategic priority," said Don Codling, Chief Information Security
Officer at Swift Exchange. "The integration of state-of-the-art security
controls from CA Technologies underscores the depth of our commitment to
protecting our environment in an era of unprecedented security breaches."
The sensitive information associated with loyalty programs and the need
to balance security and convenience for its customers — whether reward
providers, merchants or consumers — drove Swift Exchange to select
best-in-class security solutions, such as CA SiteMinder and CA
SiteMinder Federation from CA Technologies, for its loyalty payment
"It's hard to find an organization today that isn't transacting business
online or using a cloud application for its operations," said Mike
Denning, general manager, Security business, CA Technologies. "As Swift
Exchange sets out to introduce a breakthrough commerce ecosystem for the
loyalty program market, it clearly understands that controlling and
securing access to Web applications is essential and needs to be
addressed up front in the development stage, instead of being the last
stop on the assembly line."
With CA SiteMinder and CA SiteMinder Federation, Swift Exchange has a
strategic balance of security and business enablement which makes the
exchange convenient and easy-to-use for customers.
Features of the CA Technologies Web
access management solution include:
Web single sign-on: reduces the challenge of multiple user logins to
provide seamless access across diverse Web applications.
Flexible authentication: supports multiple authentication methods to
match authentication strength to application sensitivity.
Policy-based authorization: allows or denies access at the file, page
or object level based on user attributes, roles, groups, location,
time, or data sensitivity.
Scalability, reliability, availability: helps meet the most demanding
enterprise requirements through dynamic load balancing, caching,
clustering, replication and more.
"An industry transforming commerce ecosystem calls for world-class
partners," said Matt Epstein, Director, Technology Applications at Swift
Exchange. "This is particularly the case where security and access
management is concerned, as we set out to bring unprecedented power and
ease-of-use to the task of managing the 18 programs to which the typical
loyalty member belongs."
About Swift Exchange
As a pioneer in global commerce, SWIFT EXCHANGE has developed a
first-of-its kind electronic commerce ecosystem utilizing its
patent-protected technology that blends points and miles from different
reward programs to make them as easy to spend as cash. SWIFT EXCHANGE's
first deployment includes a multi-tender payment mechanism that easily
embeds into e-commerce sites and at point-of-sale. Reward providers have
a way to expand the utility of their rewards currency for customers and
merchants have a way to accept rewards currencies for payment. Founded
by CEO Richard Postrel, SWIFT EXCHANGE is owned and operated by
Signature Systems LLC, a developer of advanced technologies driven by a
growing portfolio of breakthrough, patent-protected intellectual
capital. For more information, visit www.swiftexchange.com
or call (305) 865-7000.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions
company with expertise across all IT environments — from mainframe and
distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures
IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT
services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the
insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business
agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA
Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional
information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.
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