SANS Institute Product Review Webcast: Demystifying External Authorization
By B Shashikumar on Mar 14, 2012
We have blogged about the benefits of an External Authorization solution such as Oracle Entitlements Server recently. We believe that there are three primary business drivers fueling the need to externalize authorization from applications. Regulatory considerations are getting more stringent and complex. Meeting modern regulatory demands often requires enforcement of granular access privileges at application runtime. Secondly, a lot of homegrown applications have authorization policies built into the business logic which makes it hard to change policies in response to evolving security and regulatory mandates. And finally, with role based access becoming predominant, many organizations are now dealing with the challenge of role explosion wherein redundant role definitions can often make managing access control more difficult. So role explosion can make it difficult to secure transactions and data on the basis of roles. This has led to the growth of External Authorization solutions which make it easy to externalize and centralize authorization policy definitions. Solutions like Oracle Entitlement Server allow extremely rich policy definitions to be set up on the basis of context, attributes, roles or runtime conditions.
On Mar 21, SANS and Oracle will be hosting a webcast wherein our speakers - Tanya Baccam from SANS and Roger Wigenstam from Oracle, will discuss some of these challenges and how a solution such as Oracle Entitlements Server can help organizations overcome these problems.
In this webcast, Tanya Baccam will discuss business drivers for external authorization, real world use case scenarios and highlight some critical capabilities that organizations should bear in mind when evaluating and deploying external authorization solutions. Tanya will also share her experiences reviewing Oracle Entitlements Server. This webcast will also feature Roger Wigenstam who will discuss unique product capabilities. Registering for this Webcast will put you at the top of the list to receive Tanya Baccam’s new white paper on external authorization.
Register for this webcast here.