Platform now includes a cloud access portal for managing access to cloud applications

Oracle has enhanced its Identity Management suite to improve protection to enterprise, cloud and mobile applications.

The company said Thursday changes to 11g Release 2 of the platform include an wizard to make installation easier, a cloud access portal for managing access to cloud applications and the inclusion of the Oracle Mobility Suite.

“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,” Amit Jasuja, senior vice-president of Oracle’s Java and Identity Management units, said in a release describing the changes.

“With the latest release of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2, Oracle is providing organizations with the most advanced and comprehensive identity management platform. As a result, organizations can realize the full potential of cloud and mobile applications while helping to ensure that valuable company data remains secure.”

The changes include:

•Cloud Access Portal: Extends the range of eSSO (enterprise single sign-on) beyond Windows desktops and enables users to have single sign-on access to SaaS applications from a personalized launch pad, available on any device. Users won’t have to remember complex passwords and enterprises can restrict access to cloud applications from outside the enterprise;

•Oracle Mobile Authenticator: Provides a mobile application to simplify strong authentication, replacing corporate-issued hardware tokens. Available for iOS and Android;

•Expanded support for OAuth: Supports 2- and 3-legged OAuth as well as more complex use cases of obtaining consent of a user before a third party consumer application can access information on a service provider’s application site. This enables organizations to create more powerful and cloud-connected applications than previously possible, the company said, and enables new economic and business relationships that would previously have to be developed with proprietary technology;

•Content management security: Provides granular access control to documents managed by Oracle WebCenter Suite and Microsoft SharePoint, using a policy-based model. As a result, management of unstructured data can be simplified and made more secure by leveraging attributes such as role, location and clearance level, Oracle said.

•Improved governance: New session management and recording capabilities for privileged users provide forensics in case of a data breach. Additionally, a number of improvements have been made to simplify how enterprise users request access to systems and how managers certify user access;

•Improved performance by as much as 20 per cent compared to the previous version. Oracle Access Management is now certified to run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud;

•Enhanced lifecycle management: A new installation and patching wizard helps automate installation and configuration, and can reduce the time and complexity of managing a highly available clustered environment for directory, access and governance. The release also features a production deployment checklist that can speed up and simplify large scale deployments.

 

“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 organizations with the most advanced and comprehensive identity management platform. As a result, organizations can realize the full potential of cloud and mobile applications while helping to ensure that valuable company data remains secure.”

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