By Tanu Sood on Feb 18, 2013
BAE Systems is one of world’s largest global defense, aerospace, and security companies, employing approximately 93,500 people. BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines division designs and manufactures submarines for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense and the Royal Navy.
- Automate user authentication across their entire application environment as part of a wider program to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
- Improve and strengthen security and user efficiency throughout the 20-year development and build cycle for submarines
- Enable simplified single sign-on across all systems including legacy applications
- Enforce segregation of duty (SoD) among staff by restricting and controlling application access to better meet financial regulatory guidelines
- Improve employee on-boarding and off-boarding to optimize application licenses
BAE Systems worked with Oracle partner, aurionPro SENA to implement Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite to enable secure, simplified access for employees required for designing and building submarines over a 20-year lifecycle. The implementation allowed BAE Systems to secure user access to critical systems and enforce segregation of duties.
Additional benefits included improved user efficiency and reduced service-desk requests by eliminating the need for employees to remember passwords for 20 to 30 key applications, in addition to an array of periphery systems required to develop submarines. The company was also able to better manage regulatory requirements now having just a single source of truth to determine user access.
For more information on BAE Systems’ implementation, check out the case study.