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Oracle Unveils First Phase of Identity Management 11g

As part of Fusion Middleware 11g launch, Oracle has announced the availability of the first components of Identity Management 11g including Platform Security Services, Internet Directory 11g, Virtual Directory 11g, and Identity Federation 11g.

Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS), a new layer for security services available through Oracle Fusion Middleware, delivers Service-Oriented Security foundation. As a comprehensive declarative security framework Oracle Platform Security Services allows developers to easily build security into their applications and deploy them into a centralized identity management framework.

Oracle Directory Services features a newly integrated administration console - Oracle Directory Services Manager - to manage and configure LDAP directories, virtual-directories and meta-directories from a single point. It also features new wizards to help accelerate directory deployments by simplifying tasks such as sizing, tuning, and replication.

Oracle Web Services Manager and Oracle Access Manager have significant enhancements to provide integrated access control including message encryption, identity propagation, and policy management for Web-based applications and Web services in a heterogeneous, multi-vendor environment.

Oracle Identity Federation now features the Universal Federation Framework, extending connectivity to a broad set of protocols including SAML 2.0, Microsoft CardSpace, Liberty, WS-Federation, and more. Oracle Identity Federation 11g has also passed Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing, thereby demonstrating how user-driven, identity-enabled applications can interoperate across networks, devices and regions.

Oracle is also announcing Oracle Identity Analytics, an integrated audit and compliance solution. Oracle Identity Analytics provides rich compliance dashboards, along with intelligent analytics, by aggregating identity data from multiple enterprise systems, applications, and network monitoring solutions into an Identity Warehouse.

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