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  • From: Dean Woodbeck <>
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  • Subject: Unicon Becomes First InCommon Affiliate
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 12:12:37 -0400

Unicon Becomes First InCommon Affiliate

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – May 7, 2010 – Unicon, Inc., a leading provider of
information technology consulting services for the education market, has
become an InCommon Affiliate.

InCommon is the U.S. trust federation, operated through Internet2, that
provides a privacy-preserving, secure method for accessing online resources,
including single sign-on convenience, for faculty, researchers, students and
staff at higher education institutions. The Affiliate Program provides the
research and education community with a way to connect with partners able to
help build the necessary underlying infrastructure that supports federated

“Unicon is proud to be the first company to join the new InCommon Affiliate
Program,” said John Blakley, CEO of Unicon, Inc. “Market needs around
identity management are stronger than ever. With the increasing amount of
cross-institutional collaboration, we see federated identity becoming more
essential every day.”

Unicon, Inc. provides services for authentication solutions, including
Shibboleth Federated Single Sign-On Software, offering implementation
planning, branding, installation, configuration, custom development,
mentoring and support. Unicon can implement and customize Shibboleth for
uPortal, Sakai, and other enterprise applications. The company also offers
solutions for Jasig’s CAS Single Sign-On (Central Authentication Service),
and VASCO’s two-factor authentication solutions.

“Shibboleth and core identity management infrastructure are key for a large
majority of our participants,” said John Krienke, chief operating officer of
InCommon. “We’re pleased to welcome Unicon and their extensive experience
with Shibboleth implementations.”

For more information, and a list of current affiliates, go to

Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting services for the
education market. Unicon works closely with colleges, universities, and
corporations to find the best solutions to meet their business challenges.
Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and
cost-effective systems in the areas of enterprise portals, learning
management systems (LMS), authentication, video, calendaring, email, and
collaboration. Unicon is a Sakai Commercial Affiliate; an InCommon
Affiliate; a member of Internet2 and the Oracle Partner Network; a Jasig
partner and authorized Solution Provider for both CAS and uPortal; a services
partner of Kaltura, Liferay, VASCO, and Zimbra; and a contributing member of
the IMS Global Learning Consortium. For more information, visit:

The InCommon Federation, operated by Internet2, provides a
privacy-preserving, secure method for higher education institutions and their
partners to offer access to online resources, including single sign-on
convenience, to their faculty, researchers, students and staff. Through
InCommon, individuals no longer need to maintain multiple passwords and
usernames and online service providers no longer need to maintain user
accounts. The educational institution manages the level of privacy and
security for its constituents. For more information, see

  • Unicon Becomes First InCommon Affiliate, Dean Woodbeck, 05/06/2010

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