Oracle Moves to Secure Mobile Environments

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New Suite Extends Identity Management Platform with Unified Security to Support Mobility

As the enterprise workforce becomes increasingly mobile, the need for organizations to control access and protect company data on mobile devices has become more critical than ever. When it comes to mobile security, organizations need a solution that offers advanced security controls for corporate devices and personal devices (also known as Bring Your Own Device/BYOD or Corporate Owned Personally Enabled/COPE), while providing a simplified user experience. With the Oracle Mobile Security Suite, organizations have the flexibility to permit enterprise access from users’ devices with more granular control by isolating corporate and personal data, enabling secure enterprise application access.

Oracle has introduced Oracle Mobile Security Suite, enabling organizations to safely provide access to sensitive enterprise applications and data on users’ preferred mobile devices. The new suite along with Oracle’s existing Identity and Access solutions deliver an integrated platform from which organizations can manage access to all applications from all devices – including laptops, desktops and mobile devices.

Unlike the device-centric approaches taken by today’s mobile device management solutions that can create a separate security silo requiring expensive integration with identity solutions, Oracle Mobile Security Suite takes an application and user-centric approach which allows IT to more efficiently and securely administer and manage access.

Oracle Mobile Security Suite provides a secure workspace that allows companies to separate and protect enterprise apps and data and enforce policy while preserving privacy of users’ personal applications and content on the same device.

In addition to separation of personal and corporate information, the workspace provides a complete mobile application solution including single sign-on, per application network tunneling, encryption for stored data, native integration with Microsoft Active Directory for shared-drive access, a corporate application catalog and a wrapping tool to include bespoke or COTS applications into the workspace.

Oracle Identity Management is a complete and integrated, next-generation identity management platform that provides breakthrough scalability; enables organizations to achieve rapid compliance with regulatory mandates; secures sensitive applications and data regardless of whether they are hosted on-premise or in a cloud; and helps reduce operational costs. Key features of the Oracle Mobile Security Suite include:

Mobile Security Controls: New controls enable organizations to improve security and management of corporate data and applications on smartphones and tablets including geo-fencing, to limit access or restrict functionality based on location; application policy control, such as limiting copy/paste/print to prevent data loss; per application secure networking for data confidentiality, without battery draining device level VPNs; and efficient local data encryption with support for remote wiping of enterprise data and apps when a user is terminated.

“Oracle Mobile Security Suite brings the strength of Oracle’s Identity Management platform to mobile devices, and as a result helps organizations address the BYOD challenge with a logical approach,” said Amit Jasuja, senior vice president of Java and Identity Management, Oracle. “By extending security and access capabilities to mobile devices, organizations can protect corporate resources on employee devices without compromising the user experience.”

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