Monday Jul 29, 2013

Oracle Receives “Strong Positive” Rating in “MarketScope for Segregation of Duty Controls Within ERP and Financial Applications”

A guest post by Sid Sinha, Senior Director, Oracle GRC Product Strategy

Oracle has received a rating of “Strong Positive” in the Gartner’s “MarketScope for Segregation of Duty Controls Within ERP and Financial Applications[1].”

Gartner defines the ERP Segregation of Duties (SOD) Control Market as software providing the following functions: SOD Analysis, Compliant Provisioning, Transaction Analysis, Emergency Privilege Management, Role Management and Privilege Attestation.

According to Gartner, a solution rated “Strong Positive” is viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions. The report framework counsels:

· Customers: Continue with planned investments.

· Potential customers: Consider this vendor a strong choice for strategic investments.

Oracle Advanced Controls includes a comprehensive SOD capability for any application including Oracle ERP platforms and financial applications. Oracle Advanced Controls addresses SOD issues at a finer level of detail than ERP role and permission management, providing unique capabilities to find and fix user security issues across multiple instances at the same time. This capability can be integrated with a user provisioning system and this integration comes pre-built for Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Fusion Applications, the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s PeopleSoft. Furthermore, Oracle Advanced Controls can scan all business transactions in the system to find actual instances SOD risk and has embedded agents to modify application behavior within the Oracle application suite itself, thereby restricting the options visible to Oracle EBS users, including administrators.

We believe that to prevent financial leakage, corporate fraud and ensure regulatory compliance, Advanced Controls must be enforced at all levels of an organization. Strong SOD policies are dependent upon controlling access to critical business applications such as enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain management systems. Advanced Controls, part of Oracle GRC Applications, enables businesses and organizations to manage, remediate, and enforce user access policies to ensure effective SOD.

For more perspective on the need for segregation of duties and the importance of user access controls please visit the resources section of our web page.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.



[1] “MarketScope for Segregation of Duty Controls Within ERP and Financial Applications,” by Paul E. Proctor, May 14, 2013.

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