Managing Security in the Social, Mobile, Cloud World
By Tanu Sood-Oracle on Mar 21, 2013
As we look forward in 2013, we look at the key trends driving the IT transformation today. Surely, mobile, social and cloud would top the list. With the proliferation of mobile devices companies are looking to offer access to the most commonly used (or user facing) business applications on users’ personal mobile devices. The spread of social networking is forcing organizations to allow users to access company resources using their social media sign-ons. And regardless of whether it is in a datacenter or in the cloud, the business application needs to be just as secure and reliable.
Customers today are demanding a seamless online experience, one that is geography agnostic. But most applications that are required to support this seamless digital experience were architected 10 or 20 years ago and are not scalable or agile enough. Worse, the applications still keep user experience and security at cross-hairs; you inevitably compromise on one or the other.
The applications for today and tomorrow will need to support the internet scale, offer a seamless user experience across all channels and yet be secure to enable a digital interaction with confidence. Which means, a re-architecture that adopts SOA for flexibility, BPM for collaboration and participation, a scalable user portal and Big Data for better business analytics and Fast data for the massive scale that will be required and a Security Inside Out approach. To learn more about how each of the Fusion Middleware components fit into a social, mobile, cloud strategy, we recommend you peruse all the videos and assets for The New Business Imperative: Social, Mobile, Cloud screencast program here.
In our previous posts, we talked about the essentials for Securing the New Digital Experience and how Oracle has adopted a platform approach to provide a solid foundation to enable a secure, seamless digital experience.
Here, we wanted to share with you, some customer experiences. Industry leading organizations have adopted the platform approach to Identity Management and have started to leverage the capabilities of our latest release, Identity Management 11gR2, to enable secure mobile and social access. Companies, like SaskTel, are offering Identity Management in the cloud to some of the most security-conscious organizations.
SuperValu, for example, is leveraging Identity Management to bolster employee productivity in their stores by delivering secure, simplified sign-on for store managers on iPads.
And Oracle itself is using Oracle Identity Management internally to offer a centralized, single identity system, a simplified identity context to its employees across a myriad of applications the employees have (and need) access to. Managing a dynamic workforce across geographies, folding in M&As, leveraging Identity Management to power the cloud services – Oracle Identity Management within Oracle is another good example of the success of a platform approach to identity management and security. Catch this podcast to get the full Oracle on Oracle story.
Want to learn more? We recommend the following resources:
- On-demand replay: Identity Management 11gR2 Launch
- Datasheet: Securing Mobile and Social Access
- Experts Podcast Series on Identity R2
- Oracle Identity Management on o.com
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