Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

An IOUG Webcast and Michael Neuenschwander Make a Good Combination

Since the Aberdeen study came out about Analyzing Platform versus Point Solution Approach in Identity Management, there has been much talk on the subject. And that’s great news! The Aberdeen report was based on a survey of over 150 organizations across industry from all over the world. And since then, we have had multiple organizations also discuss their reasons for and results from implementing a platform solution and the case for a platform approach has been stronger than ever.

As some of you may know, we have recently had Michael Neuenschwander join the Oracle Identity Management team. That’s a familiar name for most in Security and Identity Management. Michael has joined Oracle as Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle's Identity Management solutions, responsible for product strategy and direction. Previously, Mike was a Senior Manager with the Accenture Information Security Practice. A recognized thought leader in the identity industry, perhaps most of us know Mike’s work as Research Director for Burton Group's Identity and Privacy Strategies Service.

Given Mike’s vast experience in Identity Management and Security and his dealings with organizations struggling to solve their security and compliance challenges, we are so excited that not only are we able to leverage his expertise and knowledge to make our solutions even better but also that we get to share his perspectives and experience via various forums like this upcoming IOUG webcast.

Please join us on this webcast to hear Mike’s take on the discussion of Platform versus Point Solution approach in Identity Management. This is also a great opportunity to get your questions answered live by Michael Neuenschwander. We look forward to a great discussion. Here are the webcast and registration details:

IOUG Webcast: Analyzing Platform Approach for Identity Management

with Michael Neuenschwander, Senior Director, Oracle Identity Management
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 12 pm Eastern/ 9 am Pacific
Register Today

 

Tuesday Feb 07, 2012

Oracle Named a Leader in both User Provisioning and Identity and Access Governance

Oracle Identity Management solutions were positioned in the Leaders quadrants, in the two recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant reports. This post is the first in a series of multi-part blog discussion, and over the course of next few weeks, we’d be covering details on what we believe make Oracle’s User Provisioning (Identity Administration) solution, Oracle Identity Manager and our Identity and Access Governance solution, Oracle Identity Analytics truly unique and industry leading.

Gartner published their first-ever Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance and Oracle is a leader.

Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management, Dec. 15, 2011. Doc ID#223606. Authors: Earl Perkins and Perry Carpenter. Page 3

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available by clicking on the note title. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any of warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Identity and Access Governance solutions offer business users identity analytics and reports to address governance, audit and compliance challenges. According to Gartner, leaders in Identity and Access Governance (IAG) are “composed of vendors that provide products with a good functional match to client requirements for establishing a governance system for access. These vendors have been successful in building an installed base and revenue stream within the IAG market, and have a relatively high viability rating (because of IAG revenue). Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements, as they relate to technology, methodology or means of delivery. Leaders typically have significant market share, strong revenue growth, and demonstrated early customer satisfaction with IAG capabilities and/or related service and support.”

Oracle Identity Analytics is an advanced Identity and Access Governance solution from Oracle offering rich analytics, prioritized risk scoring, business-friendly dashboards, and advanced compliance features that monitor, analyze, review, and govern user access to mitigate risk, build transparency and satisfy compliance mandates.

The key challenge we often hear organizations talk about is scaling the compliance processes. Performing access certifications across not a handful but 100s of applications requires not just an automated solution but a powerful (but business friendly) process engine solution powered by analytics to make sense of all the data. To make it a real world discussion rather than a theoretical one, join ING and Oracle on a live webcast:  Scaling Role Management and Access Certification to Thousands of Applications on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:00 AM PDT where ING discusses how they successfully tackled the scale challenge.

Close on its heels, Gartner also published its 2011 Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning and Oracle is a Leader.

Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning, Dec. 22, 2011. ID# G00219354. Authors: Perry Carpenter and Earl Perkins. Page 4

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available by clicking on the note title. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any of warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Two things are clear with these reports. Organizations are looking at integrated, platform solutions to meet their audit and compliance needs. Platform approach is the only viable approach to close security and audit gaps, reduce TCO and derive the complete picture. And we believe with Oracle’s positioning in the leaders quadrant for both User Provisioning and Identity and Access Governance, organizations are assured that they are not only getting the complete solution but also best-in-class, backed by a strategic vision and strong executive commitment. Seamless integration with Oracle Identity Manager 11g makes Oracle Identity Analytics 11g industry's only access governance solution to offer an accurate closed-loop remediation solution with risk feedback calculated over a user’s lifecycle as actionable insight for certification reviews. To get customers’ perspectives on the implementation and results from the platform approach, we recommend you look at our monthly webcast series on the subject:

Customers Talk: Identity as a Platform.

If you are looking at user provisioning and/or compliance solutions, we suggest you start by downloading these analyst reports and our recently issued press release on the subject. For more information on Oracle’s platform approach to Identity Management and to learn more about our best-in-class Identity Management solutions, visit us at www.oracle.com/identity or contact us via our online communities: Facebook, Blog and Twitter.

You may also find the following resources helpful:

Ongoing Webcast Series: Customers Talks: Oracle Identity Management as a Platform

ISACA Webcast: Limiting Audit Exposure and Managing Risk with Metrics-Driven Identity Analytics

Customer stories: Tackling Compliance Challenges with Oracle Identity Analytics

What’s New in Oracle Identity Manager 11g

Tuesday Aug 02, 2011

Another Catalyst, Another Step Forward For Identity Management

   

The week after the Catalyst Conference is always hard for those of us in identity management, as we suffer through what can only be described as withdrawal pains. Gartner Catalyst is not your average conference, and not just because we get to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and locale. During the day, you get to immerse yourself into the most relevant topics of the day, whether they be identity management, cloud, mobile or (most importantly now) the intersection of all these in the new Enterprise IT. And after working hard during the day, you get to play even harder at night. Between the hospitality suites hosted by the vendors (Captain Jack Sparrow at Oracle suite on Thursday night was quite a showman, wasn’t he?), the after parties and the after-after parties, Catalyst is a great place to mix education and discussion with entertainment and networking for Identity Management professionals – old timers and new entrants.

And there were quite a few of the latter this year, as Catalyst boasted record attendance. When Bob Blakley polled attendees at his keynote in the identity management track for first time attendees, almost half the room raised their hands. Which is not entirely surprising to us considering the renewed emphasis on identity management we’re seeing in enterprise security programs. Some of this is due to the increased visibility for identity management in the wake of recent security breaches and compliance problems. But also evident at Catalyst this year was just how much of a factor cloud computing and mobile access have been in spurring new IT initiatives. Interestingly, there was a tremendous cross-pollination of topics (and speakers) between the identity management, mobile and cloud computing tracks, with a number of attendees splitting their time between the three. It’s obvious that enterprise security professionals are paying attention to the impact that trends like SaaS adoption at the departmental level and bring your own device are having on their existing controls, and are searching for answers.

At Oracle, we are very aware of the pressure these diverse, yet inter-connected factors are placing on enterprise security, and believe that only an end-to-end access control solution (and strategy) can help mitigate the emergent risks. We even have a webcast coming up on this very topic (great timing, right?). We’d love for you to join in the conversation; after all, it takes a village! Here are the details:

Thursday, August 4 (yes, this week!), 2011 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET

Getting IT Right with an End-to-End Access Control Strategy

 

 

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