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07 Mar 2014
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FIPS 140-2 Validations for Solaris Cryptographic Framework [35183]
Provides assurance to government and industry purchasers

Joshua Brickman blogs that, "Oracle is pleased to announce that the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework has achieved a FIPS 140-2 validation with overall compliance at Level 1 of the standard. Conformance with the FIPS 140-2 standard provides assurance to government and industry purchasers that products are correctly implementing cryptographic functions as the FIPS 140-2 standard specifies.

FIPS 140-2 is a public sector procurement requirement in both the United States and Canada for any products claiming or providing encryption..."
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26 Feb 2014
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Oracle Introduces Oracle Mobile Security Suite to Enable Organizations to Securely Deploy Applications and Access Data on Mobile Devices [35072]
New Suite Extends Leading Identity Management Platform with Unified Security to Support Mobility

As the 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.
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24 Feb 2014
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Lessons from the Field: A directory transition from DSEE to OUD 11gR2PS1 [35071]
By Sylvain Duloutre

Sylvain writes, "I was recently involved in a LDAP directory services transition project, from DSEE to OUD 11gR2PS1, for a large manufacturing enterprise. Directory service is medium-sized with a few of million LDAP entries, and is accessed by a wide range of services and applications, ranging from Corporate Directory to Identity Store for Identity Management and user management for intranet and extranet portals.

Here is an overview of the steps we followed and the issues we addressed during this project to successfully transition the infrastructure to OUD..."
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20 Feb 2014
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Oracle Identity Federation [34978]
Released as part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR2 Release 2 (

Damien Carru, a member of the Oracle Identity Management organization, writes,"This new version of OIF provides Identity Provider (IdP) and Service Provider (SP), a.k.a. Relying Party (RP), support for the SAML 2.0, SAML 1.1 and OpenID 2.0 protocols.

The admin interfaces have been revamped to provide a comprehensive and easy way for administrators to manage Federation partnership on a day-to-day basis: while the UI allows the basic administration of Federation settings, which would cover most of the daily use cases, the OIF WLST command scripting tools allow advanced configuration of the Federation servers and its partners.

In this article, I will discuss about the features included in OIF

  • Native Integration with OAM
  • Protocols
  • Additional Features

Read on for details..."
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19 Feb 2014
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Oracle Advanced Security Blog [34977]
By Todd Bottger

Todd writes that as, "technical product manager for Oracle Advanced Security here at Oracle Corp, I extend a warm welcome to new readers and hope that you will find this blog informative and useful... By way of background, Oracle Advanced Security is a commonly used option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition that provides two important preventive controls to protect sensitive data at the source. The first control is Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which stops would-be attackers from bypassing the database and reading sensitive information directly from storage by enforcing data-at-rest encryption in the database layer. The second control is Data Redaction, which complements TDE by reducing the risk of unauthorized data exposure in applications, redacting sensitive data bound for application display before it leaves the database..."
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20 Jan 2014
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What's New in Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 PS2? [34580]
By Arda Eralp

Arda writes, "Oracle Identity Manager is a highly flexible and scalable enterprise identity administration system that provides operational and business efficiency by providing centralized administration & complete automation of identity and user provisioning events across enterprise as well as extranet applications. Part of the Oracle Identity Governance Suite, it provides role lifecycle management and privileged account management, ensuring consistent enforcement of identity based controls thereby reducing ongoing operational and compliance costs. This blog post highlights key new features introduced in Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 PS2. .."
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