Wednesday, August 20, 2008

World's Most Powerful Geospatial Security Framework Added to SDI Extension for ArcGIS

We're pleased to announce the addition of the world's most powerful geospatial security framework to its Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) 1.0 extension for ArcGIS 9.2 desktop. SDI 1.0 is a selected suite of OGC standards endorsed by government agencies to promote interoperability.

The Secure SDI extension will be released this week as part of the CarbonArc PRO 1.6 update. The extension provides role-based access control and feature-level security for SDI in coordination with distributed security frameworks from CubeWerx, a leading provider of spatial data warehousing and OGC-compliant Web services software products.

The combination of CarbonArc PRO and Secure SDI functionality answers one of the primary challenges in deploying real-world systems based on OGC standards - making sure critical geospatial information goes to the people who are supposed to have it.

Secure SDI provides unprecedented functionality including role-based access control, security by geographic area, security by OGC operations, and security down to specific geospatial features. The technology is an important advancement for the geospatial community and can support coalition operations, cross-border SDI and regulatory interoperability between organizations.

Secure SDI is vital because OGC standards are strongly influencing development of the national and international SDIs, especially data access and collaborative production operations. But these efforts have reached the point where broad acceptance is dependent on securing online data resources including access control to OGC data services. These requirements will continue to increase as simple data access transitions into collaborative data management based on standards like the Web Feature Server-Transactional (WFS-T) from OGC.

CarbonArc PRO has been selected by multiple government customers and has been featured in many recent interoperability demonstrations.

CarbonArc PRO was developed with CarbonTools PRO, an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework allowing software developers to add advanced geospatial interoperability to any Microsoft Windows application.

CarbonArc PRO 1.6 with Secure SDI will be available this week. For more information contact or visit

- Jeff


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