Webcast Q&A: Cisco's Platform Approach to Identity Management
By Tanu Sood-Oracle on Mar 16, 2012
Many thanks to our guest speaker, Ranjan Jain, Security Architect at Cisco for walking us through Cisco’s drivers and rationale for the platform approach, the implementation strategy, results, roadmap and recommendations. We greatly appreciate the insight he shared with us all on the deployment synergies with a platform approach to Identity Management. A forward looking organization, Cisco also has plans for secure cloud and mobile access enablement so it was interesting to learn how the Platform approach to Identity Management today is laying down the foundation for those future initiatives.
While we tackled a good few questions during the webcast, we have captured the responses to those that we weren’t able to get to:
Q.Can you provide insight into how you approached developing profiles for each user group
A. At Cisco, the user profile was already available to IT before the platform consolidation started. There is a dedicated business team that manages the user profiles.
Q. What is the current version of Oracle Identity Manager in the market?
A. Oracle Identity Manager 11gR1 is the latest version of our industry leading user provisioning/identity administration solution.
Q. Is data resource segmentation part of the overall strategy at Cisco?
A. It is but it is managed by the business teams and not at the IT level.
Q. Does Cisco also have an Active Directoy LDAP? Do they sync AD from OID or do the provision to AD as another resource?[
A. Yes, we do. AD is provisioned using in-house tools and not via Oracle Identity Manager (OIM).
Q. If we already have a point IDM solution in place (SSO), can the platform approach still work?
A. Yes, the platform approach calls for a seamless, standardized framework for identity management to support the enterprise’s entire infrastructure, both on-premise or in the cloud. Oracle Identity Management solutions are standards based so they can easily integrate and interoperate with existing Oracle or non-Oracle solutions.
Hope you enjoyed the webcast and we look forward to having you join us for the next webcast in our Customers Talk: Identity as a Platform webcast series:
ING: Scaling Role Management and Access Certification to Thousands of Applications
Wednesday, April 11th at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST
We are also hosting a live event series in collaboration with the Aberdeen Group. To hear first-hand, the insights from the recently released Aberdeen Report and to discuss the merits of the Platform approach, do join us at this event. You can also connect with Oracle Identity Management SMEs and get your questions answered live.
Aberdeen Group Live Event Series: IAM Integrated - Analyzing the "Platform" vs. "Point Solution" Approach
North America, April 10 - May 22
Register for an event near you
And here’s the slide deck from our Cisco webcast: