A Platform Approach to Privileged Account Managmenet
By Darin_Pendergraft_Oracle on Jul 25, 2012
Studies have shown that buying point products to solve IDM problems is a short term solution that brings higher cost and complexity later on. A better approach is to buy an integrated, standards based IDM platform that can be expanded as requirements expand.
The recently announced Oracle Privileged Account Manager (OPAM) is an example of how Oracle is taking this integrated platform approach to IDM. OPAM is a password management system for your most privileged Database, Application and Operating System accounts. OPAM provides a self service method for requesting and checking out high level passwords, then automatically changing the passwords after check-in.
The OPAM system is fully integrated with Oracle Identity Manager’s role based provisioning and workflows, and Oracle Identity Analytics for full certification and attestation reporting. OPAM is also fully integrated with Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Adaptive Access Manager for single-sign on, and risk based step up authentication. OPAM has a REST API for mobile application or custom application access.
For more information about Oracle Privilege Account Manager and related Identity Governance products, visit our website at http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/identity-management/governance/overview/index.html
or download the OPAM data sheet: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/id-mgmt/overview/opam-ds-11gr2-1697091.pdf