Netegrity's new software application is intended to make it easier for organizations to securely exchange user-identity and sign-on information using Security Assertion Markup Language. Netegrity's new software application is intended to make it easier for organizations to securely exchange user-identity and sign-on information using\u00a0Security Assertion Markup Language.The Netegrity SAML Affiliate Agent, announced last week, is designed to run on servers that support business-to-business and business-to-customer sites, and corporate intranets. The lightweight application will make it easier for companies to share user and sign-on information between their Web sites regardless of the technology infrastructure being used on each side of a transaction. SAML is an\u00a0XML standard for exchanging logon information between distinct Web sites, for example as part of business-to-business or business-to-consumer transactions.With the new agent, partner sites that are not using SiteMinder will more easily be able to recognize and authenticate that SAML identity from sites that are, Netegrity said. Oblix also said last week that it had integrated the SAML standard in its just-released NetPoint Version 6.1. That product will let companies using NetPoint exchange SAML assertions with security systems at other partner sites, providing a single sign-on to resources on those sites.