OASIS is a not-for-profit, global organisation that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. Its members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. Members decide how and what work is undertaken through an open, democratic process. To date, OASIS members have developed more than 80 standards including ebXML (ISO 15000), Open Document Format (ISO 26300), SAML, WS-Security and XACML.
Commenting on the new membership, John Havers, CEO and founder of First Point Global said: “It’s the right thing to do for a company like us, as OASIS is a global melting pot of thought leaders with particular influence on the direction of identity and access management. It will give us a broader perspective than might otherwise be gleaned from our own ecosystem of customers and partners.”
“While we have close partnerships with a number of select vendors, we recognise that innovation is driven by end user requirements from all corners of the globe, including the requirements of our own customers. As a contributor to OASIS, we will have the opportunity to represent our customers’ needs during the standards-setting process, and potentially advance the state of the art. OASIS membership also provides an important new platform for our engineers’ social and career development through active participation with some of the smartest in the business.”
“First Point Global has long been a supporter and implementer of OASIS security and identity management standards, including XACML and SAML. It is great to have them ‘inside the tent’ now, contributing to the decisions that shape these and other standards,” said Laurent Liscia, executive director of OASIS.
About First Point Global
First Point Global is a leading independent identity and access management (IAM) solutions company. It helps organisations manage key information assets for measurable commercial outcomes including access management for compliance and audit; automated user provisioning for increased operational efficiency and cost savings; and enhanced access enablement and control for extended business reach. First Point Global partners with best of breed technology companies to deliver state-of-the-art capabilities and services. Its customers include major banking, insurance, telecommunications, media, retail, education and government organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. http://firstpointglobal.com
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for cloud computing, security, business transactions, electronic publishing, Smart Grid, and other applications. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. http://www.oasis-open.org