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Oracle, ISVs Team

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- To address customer demand for access management capabilities that extend beyond traditional Web-based applications, Oracle today announced the Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and Reference Architecture. Furthering its support for customers with heterogeneous IT environments, Oracle has teamed with global Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deliver a comprehensive blueprint for enterprise security capabilities that span strong authentication, network, legacy and physical access applications.

Identity management applications have primarily been utilized as a means to centrally create, manage and enforce security policies for Web-based applications with a focus on access control and user provisioning. As more organizations adopt identity management technologies and realize the business value of a single, comprehensive security management framework, they are seeking ways to unify siloed technologies that manage the security of non Web-based applications. The Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and Reference Architecture enables customers to seamlessly connect existing security systems with Oracle's standards-based identity management framework to help enhance overall security and system management, lower costs and realize further convergence between their physical and logical security initiatives.

Delivering an Enterprise-wide Identity Management Foundation
Oracle's architectural blueprint describes the various components of the Oracle Extended Identity Management Ecosystem, the interaction guidelines between those elements and Oracle Identity Management, and the use cases and resulting business benefits that a unified foundation can deliver. The Ecosystem's ISVs are committed to leveraging Oracle Identity Management as the foundation to integrate disparate identity and access management capabilities across applications and systems. ISVs leveraging Oracle Identity Management include strong authentication providers Authenex, Entrust and Giesecke & Devrient; enterprise single sign-on provider Passlogix; physical access provider Lenel Systems International; and network access providers F5 Networks, Identity Engines and Layer 7 Technologies.

"The boundaries of an identity management infrastructure can span a wide range of technologies and components including authentication, directory, access management and physical security systems," said Gerry Gebel, Burton Group Service Director. "Enterprises are seeking integrated approaches to manage these disparate systems in a more efficient and holistic manner."

"Leading ISVs realize the need to deliver comprehensive, standards-based identity and access management capabilities that address an enterprise's current and anticipated security requirements," said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Security and Identity Management Products, Oracle. "Oracle Identity Management's strong market presence and open framework deliver a best-in-class identity platform for blending physical, network and legacy access applications."

Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)