Pasadena, California – (The Hosting News) – December 4, 2007 – ASP.net hosting and SQL hosting provider, DiscountASP.NET, has debuted the beta launch of Microsoft CardSpace integration, into its ASP.NET web hosting control panel.
Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing at DiscountASP.NET remarked, ”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. 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.”
With the new addition, using the traditional username and password login access, customers with Internet Explorer 7 and CardSpace on their local computer can use personal Information Cards for password-free login to their hosting control panel.
Microsoft introduced Windows CardSpace with the .NET Framework 3.0 release. CardSpace replaces the traditional username and password authentication with tools that help users better manage their digital identities while shielding them from various forms of identity attacks, such as phishing or brute force password attacks. Users can maintain a set of personal digital identities in the form of visual Information Cards, which can be self-issued or issued by an identity provider.
To use the CardSpace login option, users must first log into their hosting control panel and bind their InfoCard to their account using a newly launched Information Card Binding feature. After associating their InfoCard to their account, users can use the CardSpace login.
Earlier this year, has entered into a partnership with ASP.NET web and intranet solution provider, Xigla Software. Under the new partnership, DiscountASP.NET customers can receive a 20% discount on Xigla Software .NET applications. Xigla Software users may also receive six months of free web hosting for the first year of the Base ASP.NET hosting annual plan.
Xigla is a software development company focused on providing web-based solutions for content management, customer support and live chat, banner ad tracking and e-marketing using the latest Microsoft Technologies (ASP.NET and SQL Server). Its patent pending XLA Architecture is designed to ensure capability without complexity, on web based applications.
In addition, DiscountASP.NET received the 2007 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Web Hosting, from Visual Studio Magazine. The 2007 winners, which appear in the June issue, are chosen by Visual Studio Magazine’s readers and honor excellent software and services in 22 development categories. DiscountASP.NET also received the Visual Studio Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hosting in 2005 and the Best Hosting Merit Award in 2006.
DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting provider, focused on ASP.NET and SQL database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, DiscountASP.NET was one of the first hosts to launch a free .NET 3.5 hosting and IIS7 hosting beta program, Silverlight-compatible hosting, and ASP.NET AJAX hosting.
For more information about DiscountASP.NET, please visit: www.discountasp.net.