Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces Oracle® Enterprise Single Sign-On Anywhere

Transparent Install Model Allows Secure, Seamless Access to Enterprise Applications Anytime, Anywhere

Redwood Shores, Calif, October 5, 2009

News Facts

Committed to providing customers comprehensive, best-of-breed identity and access management capabilities in a wide range of deployment options, Oracle today announced Oracle® Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) Anywhere.
A key component of Oracle Identity Management, Oracle ESSO Anywhere extends the Oracle Enterprise Sign-On Suite and is the first comprehensive offering from a major vendor that lets enterprises host single tenant ESSO in a private cloud to provide users with secure access to heterogeneous enterprise resources from anywhere, anytime.
With Oracle ESSO Anywhere, the newly enhanced Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite helps employees, partners, suppliers and other enterprise affiliates to streamline access to Web-based, client server and mainframe enterprise applications from anywhere, anytime, virtually eliminating the need to remember and maintain multiple, diverse passwords and authentication credentials for each system and application.
With Oracle ESSO Anywhere, enterprises can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, enhance security, improve the user experience, boost productivity and accelerate regulatory compliance.
Oracle Identity Management is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware

Secure User Access

Oracle ESSO Anywhere offers the following enhancements:
Single Deployment Package: Provides one deployment package for all the ESSO software, allowing enterprises to take advantage of seamless enterprise single sign-on access for employees and partners.
Automatic Version Control of Deployment Packages: Enables superior version control, simplifying the ESSO software packaging and deployment to users’ desktops and workstations. Additionally, it helps eliminate the need for administrative privileges for updates on target workstations - simplifying the process of updating and securing target workstations.
Automatic Updates, Patches and Rollback: Facilitates a way to apply software updates and rollbacks from a central location and provides the ability for executables and data to remain on end users’ workstations or be deleted upon the end of a session on the remote desktops.
Additionally, the newly enhanced Oracle ESSO Suite includes several key components that help improve authentication capabilities, decrease security costs and deliver efficient access and self-service capabilities, including Oracle ESSO Logon Manager, Oracle ESSO Password Reset, Oracle ESSO Authentication Manager, Oracle ESSO Provisioning Gateway, and Oracle ESSO Kiosk Manager.

Oracle ESSO Anywhere Delivers Benefits Across the Enterprise

For enterprises, Oracle ESSO Anywhere helps reduce operational costs by providing a cost-effective ESSO option that is easy to use and quick to deploy with virtually seamless automatic upgrades.
For users, Oracle ESSO Anywhere enhances the user experience and enables improved productivity with fast, secure access to enterprise applications regardless of location or workstation set-up.
For IT administrators, Oracle ESSO Anywhere simplifies and removes limitations and costs associated with traditional software installation and administration by providing patches and rollbacks that can be automatically applied and managed from a central location without the need to set up installation packages or install software updates.

Supporting Quotes

“We have chosen Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) Suite because it is designed to deliver secure access and significantly streamline operational efficiencies while simultaneously enhancing employee productivity,” said Bill McCluggage, CIO, Northern Ireland Civil Service. “With Oracle ESSO Suite, users sign on only once to gain secure access to various enterprise resources. Its deployment is already helping us eliminate helpdesk costs associated with forgotten passwords. A vital feature is its scalability and ability to expand to meet our growing base of applications and users. It also works seamlessly with our existing enterprise applications and user stores resulting in rapid deployment and better business agility.”
“With the release of Oracle ESSO Anywhere, Oracle is the first major Identity Management vendor to offer a private instance, transparent install model for ESSO delivered virtually anytime, anywhere,” said Amit Jasuja, vice president, Oracle Identity Management. “Now, users can just sign on to a web portal page and download and activate the Oracle ESSO Anywhere client that is pre-loaded with authorized credentials for all user entitled resources. This not only simplifies secure access but can also result in lower maintenance costs for enterprises leading to better enterprise security and business agility.”

Supporting Resources

For more than 32 years, Oracle has been a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted. To learn about Oracle’s latest technologies, visit the Innovation Showcase during the 100 days before Oracle OpenWorld.  See oracle.com/innovation for more information.

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