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01/26/2007

IDG’s CXO Media, Inc. Announces Partnership with Digital ID World

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 26, 2007 – IDG's CXO Media, publisher of CIO ( www.cio.com ) and CSO ( www.csoonline.com ) magazines and events, announces a new partnership with online magazine Digital ID World ( www.digitalidworld.com ) whereby the two organizations will co- produce Digital ID World Conference, the identity industry's primary gathering place. Now in its sixth year, the Digital ID World conference convenes 700+ of the industry's top leaders and enterprise implementers for an intensive three days of networking and education. This year's conference, taking place September 23-26th at the San Francisco Hilton, will cover the full spectrum of identity, including: the convergence of physical and logical identity systems, securing SOA with identity, identity-based network access control, application-layer identity management, provisioning, virtual directories, federation, user-centric identity and more.

According to Bob Bragdon, Publisher of CSO magazine, "Identity is, by all accounts, the single biggest concern of the security industry and Digital ID World has long been recognized as the leading source of expertise in this area. This unique partnership will bring together the two leading forces in the security industry, allowing us to deliver enhanced offerings to security marketers, as well as superior programming to a wide audience of security pros."

Phil Becker, Editor in Chief, Digital ID World, adds, "IT security professionals have moved past perimeter-based security models, and now realize that identity lays the foundation for security across the physical, network and application layers of the enterprise. As such, this partnership with CXO Media will help Digital ID World to provide even more value to our audience."

Becker and Eric Norlin, Senior Editor of Digital ID World, will continue to oversee community, speaker and content development for the conference while CXO Media will manage marketing, sales and on-site execution (formerly managed by CXO Media's sister company IDG World Expo). Several sponsors have already signed on for the event including Ping Identity, Radiant Logic, Symlabs, Courion, M-Tech and Passlogix. Previous event sponsors include HP, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Adds Michael Friedenberg, President and CEO of CXO Media, Inc., "This partnership underscores CXO Media's continued focus on customer needs and directly supports ongoing plans to expand our online, custom and events business through strategic partnerships and bold initiatives."

About CIO and CSO Magazines

CIO and CSO magazines are published by CXO Media Inc. producer of award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide. The CIO portfolio includes a companion website www.CIO.com , CIO Executive Programs, a series of face-to-face conferences providing educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders, and the CIO Executive Council, a professional organization of CIOs created to achieve lasting change in critical industry, academic, media and governmental groups. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 160 awards to date, including two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors.

Launched in 2002, CSO magazine, its companion website ( www.CSOonline.com ) and the CSO Perspectives(TM) conference provide chief security officers (CSOs) with analysis and insight on security trends and a keen understanding of how to develop successful strategies to secure all business assets–from people to information and financial value to physical infrastructure. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are the recipients of 80 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Magazine of the Year award as well as eleven Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com./

About Digital ID World

Digital ID World is the premier identity industry event. Digital ID World provides business executives and IT managers with an exclusive conference opportunity to interact with thought leaders, developers and providers of identity solutions. Digital ID World is the source for the straight talk, hard-won lessons, and practical insight derived from real-world deployments.

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