Oracle Press Release

Oracle Forms Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance

Initiative to Provide Comprehensive, Proactive Identity Fraud Prevention Solutions

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – September 22, 2008

News Facts

Further extending its leading Identity and Access Management solution offering that helps organizations combat online fraud and improve overall enterprise security, Oracle today launched the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance.
Through the alliance, Oracle and members of the alliance plan to deliver solutions that pre-integrate Oracle’s Identity Management Suite with partner technologies to offer capabilities such as identity proofing, Internet geolocation, multi-factor authentication, out-of-band authentication, endpoint security and secure remote access.
Oracle plans to test and deliver unified solutions which are designed to help enable organizations utilize their existing infrastructure investments with new authentication technologies to create a broad-reaching view of transactions, users and their environment. Additionally, the integrations are intended to enable customers to more easily detect areas of risk and respond through secondary authentication measures.
These authentication and security solutions work in a heterogeneous environment including Oracle and non-Oracle information systems and Enterprise Applications. They will also be pre-integrated with Oracle’s data, Fusion Middleware and Business Applications.
Members of the alliance include: ActivIdentity, Bio-Key, IDology, Juniper Networks, Quantum Secure, Quova, StrikeForce Technologies and VASCO, all members of Oracle PartnerNetwork, Oracle’s global partner program.
Pre-built integrations from Juniper and Quova are available today.

Context-Aware Security

Unlike traditional security solutions that only examine user roles and privileges to grant access, Oracle Adaptive Access Manager provides context-aware security that guarantees fraud protection using a variety of identifying information, including the identity of a user’s machine, IP address, geographic location and historical transaction information.
By unifying identity assurance and enhancing the context of a transaction to drive risk-based decisions from the desktop to the perimeter of the enterprise and into the business application infrastructure, Oracle and its partners plan to deliver improved security and superior convenience to end users.

Supporting Quotes

“With the increasing sophistication of security threats, rising online fraud and growing regulations governing online data privacy, organizations need robust end-to-end security solutions,” said Amit Jasuja, vice president, Oracle Identity Management. “However, critical systems that enable fraud protection by linking multiple aspects of a user's identity are often siloed or part of a security infrastructure that is operated in stand-alone fashion. By unifying complementary technologies, the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance aims to improve overall enterprise security by offering better protection from identity theft and stronger controls to safeguard intellectual property.”
“ActivIdentity is delighted to join the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance,” said Jerome Becquart, vice president of Products and Services at ActivIdentity. “As an established leader in the identity assurance space, we welcome Oracle’s initiative to further enhance interoperability in the identity ecosystem.”
“Oracle's strategy of bringing industry leading solutions together to provide real-time ID theft prevention solutions delivers a higher value for Enterprise customers," said John Dancu, CEO and president of IDology, Inc. "We are excited to be a part of this network."
“Juniper is delighted to be a member of the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance,” said Sanjay Beri, vice president, Access Solutions, Juniper Networks. “The reality of today's extended enterprise is a workforce that is not only increasingly mobile, but one that includes non-employees such as partners, suppliers and contractors. Ensuring high productivity requires providing granular access to key mission-critical applications anytime, anywhere, and from any device for these diverse constituencies. Securing this access and preventing fraud and ID theft is a huge challenge that Juniper and Oracle are addressing to deliver greater value to customers.”
“We are proud to be a member of the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance and are excited to be part of this distinguished group of companies that are dedicated to enterprise security,” said Bill Varga, executive vice president of Business Development at Quova.
“StrikeForce Technologies is excited to participate in Oracle’s Identity Assurance Partner Alliance. Our participation is expected to help Oracle and StrikeForce customers further prevent identity theft – an ever increasing problem for all,” said Mark L. Kay, CEO, StrikeForce Technologies Inc. “Our participation in the alliance should better enable us to provide organizations with a fully integrated authentication solution that meets several mandates.”
“VASCO Data Security is excited to join the Oracle Identity Assurance Partner Alliance and bring its experience and expertise in strong authentication to this group,” said Adam Dolby, director, Strategic Alliances, VASCO. “VASCO's continuous efforts in raising awareness and public education about secure authentication practices such as one-time passwords and electronic signatures fit very well into the Oracle Alliance. We are proud to be part of this group in its endeavor to create a comprehensive real time solution for proactive fraud prevention."

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