NEW YORK and ISLANDIA, N.Y., May 1, 2012 – 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 platform.
“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
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