Oracle's New Identity Management Solution for Enterprises

by CXO News Desk    Jul 24, 2012

Oracles New Identity Management SolutionOracle has announced the launch of its new security solution, Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2, designed to meet the needs of modern enterprises looking to secure their businesses and remain competitive. According to the company, the new identity management platform has enhanced features, optimised to secure the new digital experience and enables organisations to embrace cloud, mobile and social infrastructures in a secure manner so as to reach user communities and expand and develop their business.

According to Oracle, even though today organisations understand the need to have an end-to-end security solution, they often fail to address security comprehensively until they have a security breach. And it is only then they realise the need to have a security strategy in place.

Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2 brings together the company’s entire portfolio of Identity Management offerings, consolidating them into three main categories designed to help customers reach a new equilibrium in performance and operational scale. These include Oracle Identity Governance, Oracle Access Management and Oracle Directory Services.

The categories include Oracle Identity Governance that addresses access request, provisioning and certification with a simple common user experience built on single platform powered by rich analytics to meet an organisation’s compliance, governance and security needs. New features include Oracle Privileged Account Manager, a business friendly, self service shopping cart style user interface that enables employees to request access to applications, simple in the browser customisation, new cloud application provisioning support; and enhanced compliance reporting with multi-level certification.

Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2 also includes Oracle Access Management to offer end-to-end user authentication and authorisation protection across an organisation’s data, applications, and web services. New features include native mobile security and single sign on, support for Social Sign-on (Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn), and REST API for custom and mobile application development, support for multiple identity stores and multi-datacenter configurations, enhanced third party integrations and enhanced fraud detection.

The new release also includes Oracle Directory Services. Oracle offers a comprehensive, proven directory service option. New features include proximity based searching and virtual attributes enable frequent updates to the directory made by location based services to support mobile and social applications; an Optimised Solution for Oracle Unified Directory, featuring carrier-grade scalability and reliability that enables breakthrough performance for cloud, mobile and social ecosystems; all-in-one capabilities that unify storage, proxy, synchronisation and virtualisation allowing flexibility for enterprise and large scale deployments with a smaller footprint that simplifies management and installation while helping ensure interoperability with a wide range of hardware and operating systems.

“We designed Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2 to meet the new challenges our customers face from the today’s digital experience to help them better secure their existing infrastructure and continue to expand their reach,” said Amit Jasuja, VP- development, Security and Identity Management at Oracle. He added that with Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2, enterprises can strengthen and simplify identity lifecycle management across the entire enterprise, while still meeting complex compliance and regulatory requirements.

In India, Oracle is focusing on sectors such as telecom, BFSI and government. These industries have a lot of confidential data and are more prone to security threats, besides having strong regulatory compliances in place. Oracle believes that with its full spectrum of security solutions, it is in a strong position to address the needs of these and other enterprises.