This is going to be a huge month for the Identity Management team at Oracle. And no, I am not talking about my upcoming talk at Burton’s Catalyst conference. Actually, the reason for all the excitement is that we are about to roll out the next set of components in the Oracle Identity Management 11g release, the culmination of a massive and comprehensive effort to redefine the architectures that secure the modern enterprise.
Last year, as part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) 11g launch, Oracle announced the availability of the first components of the Oracle IdM 11g suite, which included Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS), Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g, Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 11g, and Oracle Identity Federation (OIF) 11g. OFM 11g provides a unified, standards-based infrastructure allowing customers to develop, deploy, and manage enterprise applications. As part of this, Oracle IdM 11g establishes Oracle Identity Management as a security development platform, delivering on our vision of Service-Oriented Security, and becomes Oracle Fusion applications’ de facto security infrastructure.
This next phase builds on that by focusing on enabling business agility in both the IT and Compliance arenas. Security needs to be agile to keep up with the demands of an ever evolving enterprise architecture, and this is best done through the service-oriented approach that 11g enables. And in this economic climate, being able to make your compliance initiatives sustainable and achieve ROI from your solutions is more important than ever. The innovation and enhancements that are coming in 11g are designed to help businesses struggling with the staggering costs and complexity of meeting emerging security and compliance mandates.
You can learn a lot more about Oracle Identity Management 11g in an upcoming launch webcast that Amit Jasuja, Vice President of Identity Management and Security Products, will be doing on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. And if you are on Twitter, then you can submit questions for Amit prior to the event by marking them with the hashtag “OracleIDM”.
And, for my faithful readers, I will be blogging about the various innovations coming out of this release in the coming weeks. So tune in, through whatever channel you can.