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CA has created a program intended to woo customers of Sun Microsystems and Oracle to migrate to CA’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) products.

"CA SPF 100" would allow Sun’s and Oracle’s customers to trade their product licenses for equivalent licenses of CA Identity Manager, CA Role & Compliance Manager or CA SiteMinder — essentially a 100 percent discount on the license fee. This program, which runs until March 31, 2010, will see customers of the Sun and Oracle products receive CA licenses for the same number of authorized users of the Sun or Oracle products as of the date of the CA product migration license transaction. The only cost to the customer will be the charge of standard annual maintenance for the new CA products to ensure support going forward.

Warren Shiau, senior associate, lead analyst, IT research, The Strategic Counsel, said CA’s is a tried and true marketing pitch that could harvest new customers where there may be uncertainty.

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