Monday Feb 21, 2011
Friday Sep 24, 2010
By nwooler on Sep 24, 2010
I had a great time this week at Oracle Open World. It is quite a show with over 47K attendees spread over 4 city blocks with great sessions and conversations about Identity Management and many other cutting edge technologies. I am definitely in powerpoint overload and would be happy not to see another slide for awhile but the information was great! We have collected some of the photos from the sessions up on our Facebook page here. Here is just one of the pictures from the concert on Treasure Island with the Black Eyed Peas, The Steve Miller Band and Don Henley. It was a great concert.
The presentations were all taped and should be up on the website shortly. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. If you followed us on Twitter, please let us know what you think by sending us messages.
The Verizon presentation on Directory Server Enterprise Edition and using Fracational Replication was a highlight for me. It should have been scheduled earlier in the week so that more people could have attended. Verizon has one of the largest directory deployments in the world with 40+ million identities and many partners and LOB's using it as their repository. The Verizon deployment is also a great example of using Fractional Replication to empower LOB's with their own identity repository but allowing the central team to maintain the control over the data. Verizon is also a great example of using SSO to reduce cost and maintain a great User Experience across many different portals. Madhu, thanks for sharing such great information with the identity management community. I will post the presentation once it is available on the website.
Thursday Sep 23, 2010
By nwooler on Sep 23, 2010
Hope you enjoyed the Black Eyed Peas last night. We have an action packed IDM session on Thursday to finish up the show. Here is a quick run down of the sessions. Etienne and I will be introducing Verizon as we talk about how Replication and Fractional Replication are critical features in a high performance Directory Server deployment.
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|9:00 am – 10:00 am
||Middleware s317487 End-t-End Secure Identity Propagation||Moscone South Rm 310|
|| Middleware, Applications s316524 Oracle Idenity Management for
Oracle JD Edwards EntrpriseOne
Moscone South Rm 309
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||Middleware s316991 Database User Management wit Oracle Directry
Services and Actve Directry
|Moscone South Rm 310|
||Middleware s316837 Deploy a Highly Performant Entitlements Solution
wit Oracle Entitlements Server
|Moscone South Rm 309|
||Middleware s317270 Service-Oriented Security: Simplifing Identity
Management for Applications
| Moscone West L3, Rm
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
||Middleware s316829 Demystfing IdM: A Custmer’s Guide to a
Practical IdM Deployment Strategy
| Moscone South, Rm 309
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
||Middleware S315086 Replication Best Approaches on Directory Server -
| Moscone South Rm 309
||Middleware S316829 Demystifing IdM: A Customer’s Guide t a
Practical IdM Deployment Stategy
|3:00pm – 4:00pm
||Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Tools
for Digital Identity Management
|3:00pm – 4:00pm
||Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Tools
for Digital Identity Management
Moscone Sout Rm 309
|3:30 pm – 4:30 pm||Middleware/Oracle Develop S317543 Service Orientd Security 101||Hotel Nikko Mendocino I / II|
Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
By nwooler on Aug 17, 2010
Identity compliance projects don't have to be hard! The key to any successful project in IT is delivering value to the business quickly! It is critical to then leverage those early wins into larger wins for the organization. When I used to coach I likened this to walking up a staircase. McKinsey used the analogy to describe the approach successful companies took to manage successful growth. (take a look here)
Oracle Identity Analytics provides a set of tools that can help organizations take the first step up that staircase to Compliance quickly. The approach allows organizations to show value quickly and then build upon those early wins to build better security into the organization. This webcast tomorrow will give insight into how organizations can build in proper segregation of duties, 360 degree review's and proper attestation of roles. One customer of the product used to print out a conference room of paper and had his compliance auditors and business managers review the roles and access rights to meet compliance. Imagine if you had the tools to ensure you could make this process easier. Register today and find out how.
Register Today Here:
|Customer Stories: Tackling Compliance Challenges with Oracle Identity Analytics|
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday Jul 20, 2010
By nwooler on Jul 20, 2010
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday Jul 14, 2010
Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
By nwooler on Jul 13, 2010
The Identity Management market is evolving and it is an exciting place to be involved in shaping that evolution. For some that evolution is an opportunity for others it is a headache. At Oracle we see this as a great opportunity.
When I started in the Identity Management field it is wasn't even called identity management it was about solving high availability problems for customer and partner extranets before personalization and portal solutions existed. LDAP was a great solution for these problems and Netscape and then Sun Directory Server were the industry best solutions. They still are today. However, in this space alone there has been considerable evolution. Virtual directories, directory proxies, Active Directory Synchronization are all essential components of best of breed directory server product's. Oracle Directory Services Plus is a good example.
The fuel behind this tremendous evolution is the business environment in which these solutions exist. There is no magic in figuring out these key business trends. Organizations face increased threats from global security risks internally and externally.
You had to bury your head in the sand to not notice the fact that these threats have landed some of the greatest IT organizations and governments in prime-time analysis on CNN or on the front page of the major news portals. The global economic slowdown has caused business to seek better value from the products they have already purchased. Increased government scrutiny and regulation has fueled compliance projects and organizations to ensure business and IT audits can be signed off by the CTO and CFO of major organizations. And, the CTO and CFO don't want surprises so they have funded projects and purchased solutions to ensure they stay in compliance ---No Surprises!
At Oracle, meeting these challenging problems with innovation is the name of the game. At the same time, we strive to provide the most complete solutions based on standards for our customers. This is why we are excited about our event next week. At this webinar we are taking a "Giant Leap Forward In Identity Management". Amit Jasuja, Vice President of Identity Management and Security at Oracle, will be sharing the latest news from Oracle on why we believe we are uniquely positioned to solve these business problems for the best organizations on the planet. Register Today for this exciting event.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
10:00am PDT, 1:00 EDT, 7:00pm CET
Thursday Jun 10, 2010
By nwooler on Jun 10, 2010
Is your Identity Compliance project a GIANT Headache? If so, then we have the little blue pill for your compliance headache. The reason why many organizations experience pain in the compliance programs they run is because of the lack of automated tools, impact to productivity and lack of ongoing actionable information. I have seen this first hand. Organizations usually rely upon project managers and excel spreadsheets collect information from business units and project teams. This then leads to massive efforts to fill in information and send them back to the central team for documentation and reporting to the auditors. Ultimately, this information is old before it is collated into the binders and the report is issued. However, the real result is usually a GIANT HEADACHE for everyone involved.
As Identity theft outpaces any other theft and security challenges for organizations, the problem needs a more efficient solution with better processes and better tools. Business leaders will believe in investment when they can see better utilization of key resources, better on-going information, proven segregation of duties, and ultimately better security.
Niel Gandhi, has the "Advil" for your compliance headache with Oracle Identity Analytics. Register here for the FREE webinar on the ROI of using Identity Analytics. He is has years of experience solving these problems for organizations around the world. Additionally, he has extensive experience as Principal Product Manager, Identity Analytics. Here are a couple of the topics that he will cover in the event:
- Automate critical identity-based controls such as attestation and segregation of duties
- Analyze, mine, and correlate user roles for compliant and efficient user access
- Build comprehensive reports for audit, compliance, and business purposes
- Utilize business-friendly compliance dashboards and metrics
- Give a 360-degree view of user’s access and achieve rapid compliance
However, the ultimate goal of his presentation is to make sure you have concrete ways to help you solve your Compliance Headache without breaking the bank. Hope to see you there!
|Live Webcast: Maximize Compliance ROI With Oracle Identity Analytics|
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thursday Apr 29, 2010
Register Today for this Webinar! Improve Time-to-Market and Reduce Cost with Oracle Directory Services
By nwooler on Apr 29, 2010
In some studies, enterprises are spending up to 60% of their IT budgets on operational costs thus impacting the available budget to spend on innovation. The challenge we all face in the identity and IT departments is how to get the most out of our existing licenses and reduce cost where possible in delivering IT projects. One of the costly areas of projects is getting at identity data when it lives in legacy applications. This is especially true when you look at Federation projects, mergers and acquisitions or in data center consolidation projects.
If you are running a Federation project and have to access identity data in legacy or disparate data sources and feel like you are herding cats then this webcast is for you! Virtual directories provide a critical tool for Federation projects as they allow you to expose identity attributes without changing code in legacy applications. Additionally, you have control over how the data is accessed allowing you to manage sensitive service level agreements which can cause difficult political battles in organizations when discussing access.
If you have worked on a data center consolidation project either driven by a merger, acquisition or as part of a cost control exercise you need to have a full bag of tools. The tools you bring to the project provide the critical agility needed to meet time-lines but also to minimize impact on business operations. Virtual Directories allow you the ability to connect to data sources without having to alter the application code. This reduces resource requirements, increases speed but most importantly maximizes business continuity.
Register here for this webinar and we will look at ways virtual directories can help you become an identity hero in your organization.
Friday Nov 13, 2009
By nwooler on Nov 13, 2009
Sun's Identity Management Suite provides a powerful package of solutions to help with storing identity information with Directory Server Enterprise Edition; managing authorization, federation and web services security with OpenSSO; providing provisioning solutions with Identity Manager; and, defining and managing role based access control with Role Manager.
Join this free Webinar to learn how Sun's identity management solutions can help your organization to:
- Automate management of digital identities for other providers, patients, physicians, clinicians, and payors Provide single sign-on (SSO) and secure federated access to privacy-regulated healthcare information while adhering to strict mandates
- Enable delegated, self-service password management
- Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), internal security policies, and corporate governance policies with complete auditing and reporting capabilities
Sun identity management solutions make it easier for healthcare organizations to manage and share digital information.
Wednesday Nov 04, 2009
By nwooler on Nov 04, 2009
Next week, Nov. 9-11, the Identity Management Team travels down to Gartner Identity Access Management conference to showcase two of our latest releases DSEE 7 and Role Manager 5. Gartner IAM is a great event because it not only gather's together experienced practitioners in the identity management space but has a number of events that are small enough that you can have quality conversations about real problems. Last year, Verizon presented at this conference on the Directory and OpenSSO implementation that serves 50M users. The presentation is a great example of the proven expertise that Sun brings to Identity Management and the proven extranet scale our products can support---not a marketing benchmark.
Our team has taken a different approach to this even this year and we are participating in Gartner's Learning Lab's. Vendors, customer's and identity specialists are encouraged to come-by in a classroom style and learn about specific problem's Sun's product, partner's and customer's are doing to solve their identity business problems. This is crucial today as the cost of failure or doing nothing rises exponentially. The best way to ensure success is to learn from real-world implementations not marketing based slideware presentations. This is why we have assembled not just the product teams but partners and real customer's to share their experience in these "learning labs".
The other great thing about Gartner IAM is that there are usually a few different ways to combine great industry expertise and a little fun. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9:00pm you can meet the Sun Identity team at the Hard Rock Rooftop bar for drinks and conversation. The first 50 people get a wristband for free drinks. Identity management isn't hard so come to the Hard Rock to find out how to make it easy!
Gartner IAM Sun Schedule
Monday, Nov 9th
12:40 - 1:05pm “Increase Speed & Performance while reducing TCO with Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition” Speaker: Nick Wooler, Sr Product Manager – Sun Microsystems
1:05 - 1:30pm “Changing the Rules of the game; Raising the bar with Rule Life-cycle Management and closed-loop remediation” Speaker: Neil Gandhi, Sr Product Manager – Sun Microsystems
1:35 - 2:00pm "IAM Governance, Risk and Compliance -- the future of IAM", Speaker: Sachin Nayyar, President - BrinQa
2:05 - 2:30pm "Enterprise Single Sign On for Sun Identity Management", Speaker: Stephane Fymat, VP of Strategy and Product Management - Passlogix
12:30 - 2:30pm Daniel Raskin showcasing OpenSSO
12:30 - 2:30pm Mat Hamlin showcasing Identity Manager
Tuesday, Nov 10th
12:10 - 12:35pm “Role based user provisioning; using business roles for identity life-cycle management and identity auditing”, Speaker: Mat Hamlin, Sr Product Manager, Sun Microsystems
12:35 - 1:00pm “Three tough challenges, one powerful solution: OpenSSO for web access management, federation and Web services security”, Speaker: Daniel Raskin, Chief Identity Strategist – Sun Microsystems
1:05 - 1:30pm "Privileged Identity Risk Management: Mitigating the Insider Threat", Speaker: Richard Weeks, VP of Channels and Business Development, Cyber-Ark
1:35 - 2:00pm "The WHO behind the WHAT: Arcot Authentication and Sun OpenSSO Enterprise " Speaker: R 'Doc' Vaidhyanathan, Chief Product Officer - Arcot
12:00 - 2:00pm Nick Wooler, showcasing DSEE
12:00 - 2:00pm Neil Ghandi, showcasing Role Manager
Monday Nov 02, 2009
By nwooler on Nov 02, 2009
This weekend the Directory Community said goodbye to a true hero, Don Bowen. Many on the Directory Team at Sun had the pleasure of working with Don and will miss his energy and enthusiasm for life, technology and his family. Our condolences go out to his family. We will miss you Don!
You can read more or leave a comment for his family here!
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