Isode are pleased to announce their participation in a collaborative effort to bring to market a vendor independent XML SPIF (security policy information file) format.
- SDN.801c - specified by the US National Security Agency in 1999; and
- X.841- an ITU-T format specified in 2000
"We adopted SMHS's XML schema for use in our products' security policy infrastructure as one of the SPIF formats supported by the Isode product set. The extensible nature of XML enabled us to extend the schema to include colour support for security classifications and enables other organizations to contribute extensions that can be easily removed by systems that do not support them. We’re delighted to be working with these organizations to build a common SPIF format and hope to see others join in the development and maintenance work."