OpenID Foundation Welcomes Intel as Newest Member

The OpenID Foundation (OIDF), the open standard community dedicated to driving the development and broad adoption of OpenID technology, today announced that the Intel Application Security and Identity Products Group has joined the Foundation. By joining the OIDF, Intel is demonstrating their support for OpenID as a solution of choice for Internet digital identity.

Intel joins a diverse set of industry leaders including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, PayPal, Symantec, and Ping Identity, reflecting the growing support for OIDF’s open standards approach to digital identity. The broadening influence and impact of OpenID is demonstrated by the active engagement of these organizations and in the markets where they operate and illustrates the importance of identity solutions like OpenID across a wide ranging set of needs and use cases.

OIDF members are dedicated to accelerating open options for securely managing digital identities and are committed to extending the functionality of Internet single sign-on across a growing number of critical corporate and consumer communication channels.

“As a market leader Intel understands the importance of an open standard approach to digital identity” said Don Thibeau, executive director of the OpenID Foundation. “We are excited to have the opportunity to share in the unique expertise and the key market insights they bring to the Foundation.”

“Seamless interoperability between the Enterprise, their partners, and cloud service provider platforms starts with safe, secure, federated identity exchange,” said Girish Juneja, director, Application Security and Identity Products at Intel . “OpenID is focused on solving the identity interoperability challenge by delivering a simplified access protocol. Intel is actively engaged to further develop this standard and our Intel® Expressway Cloud Access 360 Single Sign-on product helps scale & manage OpenID deployments.