Oracle updates its Identity Manager tool

Oracle updates its Identity Manager tool

Version 9.1 of Oracle's Identity Manager boasts new features and improved compliance capabilities

Oracle has released a new addition of its Identity Manager, version 9.1, adding new features to increase an organisation’s ability to comply with regulation and reduce the time it takes to complete an audit.

Hasan Rizvi, Oracle Identity Management and Security Products vice president, said “With this release, organisations can more rapidly experience the benefits identity provisioning delivers across their diverse IT environments.”

A new Graphical Workflow Designer is included in the release, designed to simplify the creation or workflows and help maintain their provisioning, while updates to Connector Wizards will help ease the creation of new connectors and streamline integration.

Nineteen new compliance and operational report templates will allow an organisation to increase its ability to streamline audit processes, while enhanced attestation capabilities will allow access privileges to be automated. The attestation process includes the reviewers, the data to be attested to, and the schedule for attestation activities.

Oracle’s identity management solution provides employees with one single identity for authentication across an enterprise’s many different registration systems.

The “HR-Driven Identity” solution was created by Oracle through combining two areas of its business; its Human Capital Management (HCM) application, which manages all the people aspects in human resources or payroll, and its technology Access Management system.

According to the firm the new technology was a response to regulation, such as Sarbanes-Oxley 2002, which has put increasing external pressure on businesses to show good governance and produce categorical reports on which employees have access to each system.

Individuals holding different identities within an organisation creates a considerable business risk and management overhead for employers. If identities can be consolidated, automated and tied to the initial identity provided to individuals by human resources, organisations will reduce costs, improve efficiencies and defraud its environment, it said.