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Enterprise Single Sign-On: Drive Rapid ROI, Slash Password-Related Support Calls Up to 80 Percent

Traditionally, companies have had to make hard choices between the high price of security breaches versus the cost of complex and difficult-to-manage password solutions. Now, with Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus, customers are finding this old equation obsolete.

Old Password Nightmares
"In an attempt to keep their systems secure, many organizations have created password nightmares for their users," says Naresh Persaud, director of product marketing for Oracle Identity Management. "Often the employee has to remember unique passwords for multiple applications."

The problem: some users select easy-to-remember passwords, which presents a serious security threat. And when users forget a password, they have to call the help desk, which is an expensive proposition—by some estimates, more than 25 percent of help desk calls are related to password resets, each of which can cost as much as US$40 to resolve.

The Power of One
Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus solves these problems with unified sign-on and authentication across enterprise applications, including, client-server, custom, Web, and even host-based mainframe applications. And when users travel or share workstations, they can still securely leverage the power of single sign-on.

Just as important, Oracle's solution encompasses the entire identity lifecycle. "You can ensure compliance with evolving mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA from a single console," says Persaud.

Finally, easy integration with other identity management functionalities—user provisioning, directory services, access management, and more—can significantly strengthen an organization’s overall security posture.

The result: no need for multiple user names and passwords, even as you ensure strong password and authentication policies.

Rapid Return on Investment
Besides stronger security, many customers are already achieving extremely rapid return on investment (ROI) by eliminating the productivity losses and other costs related to forgotten passwords.

"When our customers implement our enterprise single sign-on solution, many achieve an 80 percent reduction in support calls related to password resets. At those rates, it's easy to see why Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus can deliver an ROI of 140 percent within the first year of deployment," explains Persaud.

Now, a new calculator helps you quickly estimate your ROI with Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus.

You can also read how the Dutch National Ombudsman and Morrison Bowmore Distillers have already achieved success with Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite Plus.

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