ENAV S.p.A. controls and manages Italy’s civilian air traffic. Its primary task is to efficiently ensure the safety of all 752,832 square kilometers of Italian air space by providing around-the-clock air traffic services for more than 1.6 million flights per year, with peaks of up to 6,000 flights per day. It needed to upgrade and modernize its IT architecture that houses highly sensitive personnel data.
In September 2010, ENAV partnered with Oracle to launch the implementation of Oracle Identity and Access Management as part of a project for the modernizing its personnel information system. ENAV leveraged Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Virtual Directory, and Oracle Internet Directory to develop the new system.
“We chose Oracle because of the solutions’ system reliability and because Oracle is universally recognized as a leader in this specific market segment by independent analysts, such as Gartner. In addition, it was easy for ENAV to integrate Oracle’s solutions into the existing architecture, streamlining the implementation process and accelerating time to value. Last, but not least, the long-standing partnership with Oracle has allowed us to acquire licenses with great economic benefits,” said Felice Lombardi, database and middleware manager on information systems management, ENAV S.p.A.
The project had a high level of complexity, both for the changes of the business processes (such as user management) and regarding complex system integration (from the personnel information system up to all application targets). The planning and the implementation of Oracle Identity and Access Management achieved its objectives, and the project was completed on time. Planning started in September 2010, and the first phase launched in April 2011.
Oracle supported ENAV throughout the implementation lifecycle. Oracle’s product managers and Oracle Consulting were crucial in the analysis phase, for consultancy, and during the development of the new system. The knowledgeable assistance of Oracle’s specialists led to the success of this program.