Monday Mar 18, 2013

Do You Trust Social, Mobile and Cloud?

The last decade or so there has been a complete transformation in the way we work or how we consume information. Work is no longer about geography, it is an activity. “Company resources” are not just servers and systems in your server room, these could be in a data center, in the cloud or even the employees’ smart phones, iPads, tablets and more. Users of these “company resources” could be employees with physical badges, vendors, partners or customers connecting through the social media channels as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Work can happen anywhere, via any device, through any network (intranet/social media channels/internet) leveraging company resources.

And why are organizations adapting this “work anywhere, anytime” model? The reasons are plenty - to improve efficiency, bring agility, build user productivity, offer seamless user experience to its customers or to simply establish a trust relationship with the customer. Social, Mobile and Cloud (SoMoClo) together is a business opportunity, a competitive advantage that organizations are seeking. And Security is the lynchpin in this new work order. Without a secure, seamless digital experience, it all falls apart.

With each new experience, the security risk increases. Each channel presents its own security points of failure. How can my company enable social trust as a means of connecting to customers & employees? How do I accommodate dynamic workgroups and teams of people around the globe that need to be part of my value chain? Is the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) threatening the security of my digital and intellectual property? How can I securely connect mobile devices to my enterprise without compromising security? Are my applications secure enough to be cloud ready?

The security solution, thus, needs to scale and span across all the channels, encompass the growing breadth of both the “company resources” and the user population. The solution needs to provide the foundation (a platform) that feeds uniform security policies and extends identity context to the complete digital experience.

Naresh Persaud, Director, Security and Identity Management at Oracle, discusses the IT transformation driven by SoMoClo and underscores the need for a sound security solution. Catch this brief screencast on Securing the New Digital Experience to learn how the latest advances in Oracle Identity Management and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions are fueling the transformation that is driving innovation in IT today.

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Saturday Feb 04, 2012

Identity Platform for Oracle Fusion Applications

Lately everyone is talking about Fusion Applications - Oracle's next generation ERP Applications. Since Identity Management is built into Fusion Applications, Oracle Applications customers will benefit from "out of the box" integration with the Oracle Identity Platform. In most deployments today, customers are sourcing user accounts from HR applications and using the HR apps as a logical place to trigger user access changes across the enterprise. The ERP system is a logical place to derive entitlement information as well, since the ERP systems have the most context knowlegde of the user and their job role. 

With integrated Identity Management in Fusion Applications, all of the external authorization for data and forms is handled by Oracle Entitlements Server. User on-boarding, off-boarding, change and termination is handled via Oracle Identity Manager and web access control is handled by Oracle Access Manager. In the background Oracle Internet Directory provides the high scale repository for Fusion Apps. All of these capabilities are encapsulated in the Identity Platform and utilized as a service by Fusion Applications. You can learn more by reading the paper on Identity and Fusion Apps. 

In the next few months we will be presenting a series of short webcasts that describe how Identity Management works with Oracle Applications and Fusion Applications. Steve Miranda, Senior VP of Oracle Applications Development, presents a good primer of Oracle's Applications strategy in this presentation below.

Tuesday Aug 30, 2011

OOW Session- Access to Oracle Applications

Oracle Applications contain mission critical business data. Securing access to Oracle Application data is critical for regulatory compliance and protecting the reputation of the business. Access to data and business transactions is constantly changing. Administrators need to have a central point of control to manage access policy across all Oracle applications. If you are an Oracle Applications customer, you won't want to miss this session on Monday October 3rd in Moscone West. In addition to the session there will be two hands on labs discussing Identity Management for Oracle E-business applications

 Thursday Oct 4, 10:15 

Securing Oracle Applications with Oracle Identity Management

Marriott Marquis Salon 1/2
Thursday Oct 6, 3:00

Securing Oracle Applications with Oracle Identity Management

Marriott Marquis Salon 1/2

Oracle's Access Management provide a comprehensive solution to centralize access control policy for customers using Oracle Applications and customers planning to adopt Fusion Applications. As organizations deploy Fusion Applications, many are choosing to deploy in a SaaS environment. Using Oracle Access Management users can use a single password to access their enterprise applications and cloud applications.

Whether the applications are in a public cloud or private cloud, Oracle Access Management can provide single sign-on to reduce user frustration and improve security. As a reference read our white paper on Oracle Identity Management for E-business.  To learn more about Oracle Identity Management for Fusion Applications read the white paper describing how Access Management integrated into Fusion Applications.

For a schedule of Identity Management sessions see the Identity Focus On Document

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Oracle Identity Management is a complete and integrated next-generation identity management platform that provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premise or in a cloud; and reduces operational costs. Oracle Identity Management enables secure user access to resources anytime on any device.

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