Oracle enhances Identity Management Platform to secure Extended Enterprise
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00
New features enable customers to consistently and securely deploy enterprise, cloud and mobile environments while helping reduce total cost of ownership
As organisations increasingly adopt cloud and mobile applications, user identities are proliferating and becoming unmanageable. This causes organisations to struggle to embrace new business opportunities while keeping their corporate user information and data secure.
Enterprises often end up adopting separate solutions for enterprise applications, cloud applications and mobile device management – with increased cost, complexity and risk. Instead, what companies need is a complete and integrated identity management platform that can help ensure the security of their data, regardless of where it is accessed, or through which kind of device.
Further extending Oracle’s commitment to deliver the leading integrated identity management platform, Oracle has introduced enhancements to Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2.
With the latest updates to the Oracle Identity Management platform, Oracle is providing organisations with new and enhanced features to further secure enterprise, cloud and mobile applications. Oracle refers to this expanding technology perimeter as the Extended Enterprise, which includes employees, customers, contractors, partners and their respective devices and applications that reside within the enterprise or in public or private clouds.
With these enhancements, Oracle enables organisations to extend consistent access policies and controls beyond enterprise applications and systems to cloud-based systems and mobile devices. By providing consistent identity management across these environments, Oracle is helping organisations lower management costs and safeguard against security and operational risks.
“Cloud and mobile applications are becoming more pervasive in the enterprise, but the security of these applications and the data accessed by them continues to be a concern,” said Amit Jasuja, Senior Vice President Java and Identity Management, Oracle.
“With the latest release of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2, Oracle is providing organisations with the most advanced and comprehensive identity management platform. As a result, organisations can realise the full potential of cloud and mobile applications while helping to ensure that valuable company data remains secure,” Jasuja added.
Key new features and functionality in the latest Oracle Identity Management 11gR2 release includes Oracle Mobile Security Suite. This suite secures corporate applications and data on personal devices used for work purposes (BYOD) and delivers a consistent user experience across channels by extending identity services, such as fraud detection, user registration, access request, self-service password management and authorisation management, to customer and employee digital interactions.
It enables organisations to secure consumer facing mobile apps, distributed through popular app stores.
Also included is the Cloud Access Portal is the range of eSSO beyond Windows desktops enabling users to have single sign-on access to SaaS applications from a simple and personalised launch pad, available on any device, tablet or workstation including applications that require a username and password.
As a result, users don’t have to remember complex passwords for a plethora of SaaS systems, and enterprises can restrict access to cloud applications from outside the enterprise.