Web Hosting Provider DiscountASP.NET Integrates Microsoft CardSpace with ASP.NET Control Panel

December 8, 2007 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Web hosting provider DiscountASP.NET (http://www.discountasp.net) has integrated Microsoft CardSpace with their ASP.NET control panel, it was announced recently. The beta launch of Microsoft CardSpace integration enables customers with Internet Explorer 7 and CardSpace on their local computer to use personal Information Cards for password-free login to their hosting control panel. The move replaces traditional username and password authentication and helps users better manage their digital identities while shielding them “from various forms of identity attacks, such as phishing or brute force password attacks”. To access the function, DiscountASP.NET’s customers log into their hosting control panel and “bind” their InfoCard to their account using an Information Card Binding feature.

“The Control Panel CardSpace integration serves two main purposes. First, especially with the recent introduction of .NET 3.5 hosting, we wanted to demonstrate the use of new .NET 3.x technology,” explained DiscountASP.NET’s VP Marketing, Mr. Takeshi Eto. “Second, we wanted to give our customers the opportunity to provide feedback on CardSpace during this early stage as Microsoft works toward delivering on their vision for an Identity Metasystem.”

DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting provider offering ASP.NET hosting and SQL database hosting. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and was one of the first hosts to launch ASP.NET 3.5 hosting, IIS7 beta hosting, and ASP.NET AJAX hosting.

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