Software giant Oracle said on Wednesday that it now offers a “complete Identity Governance solution” that lets organizations balance the objectives of access, security, and compliance, while enabling user self services to reduce total cost of ownership.
In the latest release of its Identity and Access Management solution, Oracle brings enhancements to Oracle Identity Governance (PDF), a governance solution that combines provisioning, analytics and privileged account management into one. According to Oracle, this integrated solution can reduce the time to certify accounts by 30 percent when compared with running separate tools.
“When it comes to governance, organizations need to provide users with quick and easy access to the systems they need to perform their jobs while also managing its risk and compliance obligation to ensure such access is as restrictive as possible,” the company explained. “To achieve this balance, organizations need to deliver intuitive ways for users to request and provision access to systems and applications, appropriate policies and processes to approve such access, simplify ways for managers to confirm that such access is appropriate and check and certify that access is properly assigned.”
The latest version of Oracle Identity Governance Suite now includes:
• Identity Auditor: A single, integrated tool that provides governance so organizations can have the latest entitlement data in the review process, avoiding pitfalls of stale data. It combines provisioning data store and the certification data store into a single repository so real time provisioning changes are always updated in the certification campaigns.
• Improved UI: Improvements in the Oracle Identity Governor User Interface and Lifecycle Management capabilities, giving customers greater flexibility to customize the look and feel of the business facing interface; additionally it includes performance improvements.
• Access Request Catalogue: Customers can now leverage the Access Request Catalogue to manage fine grained application access, and enforce it using XACML-compliant policies; through Identity Auditor enterprises can then certify that access allowing them to secure systems, such as content management systems like Microsoft SharePoint.
The Oracle Identity Governance Suite has also been certified on both Oracle Weblogic and IBM WebSphere, the company said.
“All of the new enhancements in the latest release of Oracle Identity and Access Management are further proof points to Oracle’s platform approach to identity management where organizations can reduce cost, reduce audit exposure and improve responsiveness,” said Marc Boroditsky, vice president of Identity Management at Oracle. “By rationalizing the architecture, we have removed gaps that would have required integration, enabling these components to be interoperable.”