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Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle(R) Role Manager


New Oracle Identity Management Offering Paves Path for Role-Based Access Control
Redwood Shores, Calif.

* Oracle today announced the immediate availability of Oracle(r) Role Manager, an offering within Oracle Identity Management, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

* Oracle Role Manager helps customers define and manage organizational relationships, roles, and associated privileges for improved security and regulatory compliance. Business users are empowered to manage business roles accurately and efficiently by utilizing advanced statistical analysis, administrative automation tools and a highly flexible design interface.

* Featuring a modern architecture, Oracle Role Manager lays the foundation for Service-Oriented Security and includes the following features:

o Enterprise Role Governance Framework: Delivers a comprehensive framework consisting of business roles, IT roles and privileges and associated ownership and delegation models forcomplete identity lifecycle management.
o Modern Interface: Empowers business users to define roles and ownership structure through simplified navigation and a flexible data model.
o Multi-Dimensional Hierarchies (Polyarchies): Enables enterprise-wide business process automation that is reflective of real world organizational structures.
o Application-Centric Identity Management: Provides rich role and approver information to heterogeneous applications and automates business process transaction approvals across the enterprise.

* Additional features include:

o Event-based role services that automatically trigger entitlement changes to user provisioning and enterprise applications.
o XML-based service integration to enable more rapid integration with heterogeneous applications and middleware.
o Online Role Simulation that allows role administrators to simulate the impact of a dynamic role change before committing the change.

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* According to Gartner, “The use of Role Management for Enterprises (RME) products is fueled by regulatory compliance and workforce management pressures in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The two goals for managing these pressures are addressing segregation-of-duties issues through the use of roles (roles are not an end in and of themselves), and addressing identity-auditing needs for access reporting and attestation (roles are not required). RME and identity-auditing products can address these goals, and there the boundaries between those two markets are beginning to blur.” (Gartner, “Bridgestream Buy Positions Oracle as Top IAM Suite Vendor,” September 2007, Roberta Witty and Earl Perkins)

* “Although many companies have invested heavily in point solutions for security, they are still experiencing security and privacy events related to access controls and segregation of duties conflicts,” said Gary Loveland, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers. “An integrated approach to role management, and deployment of automated solutions such as Oracle Role Manager, can help companies proactively manage these risks while reducing the overall cost and complexity created by overlapping and redundant oversight functions.”

* “Historically, organizations have struggled to easily define and manage enterprise user roles that reflect their business structure and are typically left with an overpopulation of roles dispersed across their various enterprise systems,” said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Identity Management and Security Products, Oracle. “The new release of Oracle Role Manager provides customers with automated tools to mine and model roles and to efficiently manage multiple interrelated hierarchies across diverse IT systems on an ongoing basis.”

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