The development and acceptance of standards have always been vital in any IT market, in order for mass implementation and deployments to occur.
In the security space, for enabling support for Single Sign On, SAML 2.0 has evolved in the de facto standard protocol.
OpenID has also emerged as a growing standard gaining popularity and acceptance in the marketplace.
Google Apps is the fastest growing platform of choice for organizations and users throughout the world striving to derive personal productivity and collaboration benefits.
As more and more systems are deployed in organizations, and among business partners, providing SSO support among these many disparate systems is critical.
Many organizations must plan to provide support for a SAML 2.0 based Single Sign On solution for Google Apps, which also supports SSO while complying with the OpenID protocol.