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Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees Elects President Allan Foster, Leadership Council Trustee Liaison and ForgeRock VP

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Kantara Initiative is pleased to announce Allan Foster, Leadership Council Trustee Liaison and of ForgeRock, has been elected Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees President by his peers.

The Kantara Board of Trustees serves to provide organizational fiscal oversight, certification and approval authority, and to jointly steer the organization governance along with the Leadership Council (a council made up of the Kantara Initiative Work and Discussion Group chairs). Through their commitment these organizations enable Kantara's evolving Trust Framework Programs, which are globally positioned and US Government FICAM adopted, to grow and evolve. The Board of Trustees, through their sustaining efforts enable the Kantara Work and Discussion Groups to operate in an open, transparent and supportive forum.

Kantara Initiative welcomes Allan Foster, as Leadership Council representative, to his elected position as Board of Trustee President. Allan brings a wealth of experience from his organization ForgeRock -- a pioneering open source identity and access management through innovation, simplification, and openness for all identity services. Dedicated to democratizing Identity Management for everyone across enterprise, social, mobile and the cloud, ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform that powers thousands of the world's largest companies and government organizations.

Established in 2009, the Kantara Initiative was formed by Concordia Project, DataPortablity Project, Information Card Foundation, Internet Society, Liberty Alliance,, and to ensure secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information. The Kantara Initiative membership structure is unique because it is organized to ensure zero barriers to participation. Membership levels allow for maximum industry-wide participation and include Participant, Member, and Trustee categories, which individuals and organizations join depending on the size of the organization and type of desired participation.

About ForgeRock
ForgeRock is pioneering open source identity management through innovation, simplification, and openness for all identity services. Dedicated to democratizing Identity Management for everyone across enterprise, social, mobile, and the cloud, ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform. ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack powers solutions for thousands of the world's largest companies and government organizations. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at

About Kantara Initiative
Kantara Initiative ( Kantara Initiative is a robust and open focal point for collaboration to address the issues we each share across the identity community. Kantara activities focus on requirement gathering for the development and operation of Trust Frameworks as well verification of actors within Trust Framework ecosystems. Kantara Initiative Accredits Assessors, Approves Credential Service Providers Services and Recognizes Service Components (Identity Proofing and Credential Management).

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