By Greg Jensen on Feb 26, 2014
Today, Oracle has announced a new offering, Oracle Mobile Security Suite, which will provide access to sensitive applications and data on personal or corporate owned devices. This new offering will give enterprises unparalleled capabilities in how they contain, control and enhance the mobile experience.
A great deal of effort has been placed into analyzing how corporations are leveraging the mobile platform today, as well as how they will use this platform in the future. Corporate IT has spoken loud and clear of the challenges they face around lengthy provisioning times for access to applications and services, as well as the need for managing the increased usage of applications. Recent industry reports show how significant the risks can be. 1 A detailed assessment of one of the most popular application marketplaces shows that 100% of the top 100 paid apps have some form of rogue variant posted within the same marketplace. As credential theft is on the rise, one of the targets this is being achieved is on the mobile device with rogue apps or Malware with embedded keystroke recorders or collection tools that send back other critical data from the device.
One of the great new features of the Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) is through the use of containers. Containers allow OMSS to create a secure workspace within the device, where corporate applications, email, data and more can reside. This workspace utilizes its own secure communications back to the back end cloud or corporate systems, independent of VPN. This means that corporate information is maintained and managed separate of the personal content on the device giving end users the added flexibility of using personal devices without impacting the corporate workspace. Remote wipe of data now doesn't impact the entire device, rather, only the contents of the corporate workspace. New policies and changes in access and applications can be applied whenever a user authenticates into their workspace, without having to rebuild or re-wrap any applications in the process, unlike other offerings. This is a very unique approach for Oracle.
More details on this new release at http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/2157116
Rounding out this offering, are capabilities that enable the complete end to end provisioning of access, Single Sign-on within the container, enterprise app store and much more.
Technical Whitepaper: Extending Enterprise Access and Governance with Oracle Mobile Security
For the latest information on Oracle's Mobile Strategy, please visit the Oracle Mobile Security Suite product page, or check back for upcoming Mobile Security postings on the Oracle IDM blog page this March.
1 2013 X-Force Internet Threat Report