GridwiseTech has recently presented a security framework for the health industry at the Cracow Grid Workshop '07 on 15-17 October. The developed solution will provide access to distributed assets in a secure manner. The major advantage is that users authentication will be carried out by their organization and the resource owners will be responsible for authorisation.
These features are present in the security framework, developed for the international project of ViroLab. The aim of this project is to create a secure Virtual Laboratory for European researchers and medical doctors for HIV treatment.
GridwiseTech provides a web portal as well as a security layer where authorization and federated authentication take place. To implement these capabilities, a new and innovative approach was taken with the utilisation of proven solutions like Shibboleth and SAML, in a novel and modified way. The framework has been developed to protect all the resources that are accessible in the Virtual Laboratory (e.g. Web Services, SVN).
More about that solution can be obtained by contacting GridwiseTech at www.gridwisetech.com/contact