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29 Mar 2013
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An Overview and a How-to on Protecting Your Oracle Solaris Zone Cluster [30349]
Labeling Zones for Appropriate Access

Rick Ramsey posts an introduction to zones, clustering, and trusted extensions and a link to a paper by Subama Ganguly on building a secure zone cluster with trusted extensions. As Ramsey writes in his introduction, "Oracle Solaris Trusted Zone clusters became available in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. They are zone clusters with the security capabilities (mandatory access control or MAC) provided by Trusted Extensions. The zones in the cluster are labeled in the same way that other objects are labeled, so that only other objects with the same (or higher) sensitivity label can access them. Subama Ganguly walks you through setting one up.
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21 Mar 2013
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Virgin Media Takes Identity Management Underground [30250]
Oracle Identity Management Gave Virgin Media the Security and Control to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Millions

Learn how Virgin Media, the UK’s first combined provider of broadband, TV, mobile, and home phone services, used Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Virtual Directory, and Oracle Entitlements Server to serve more than 10,000 new users daily as the 2012 Olympics brought millions of athletes, support crews, vendors, and spectators into London. The infrastructure also supported up to 800,000 sessions every day—which peaked at 24,163 simultaneous users, to which one must add millions of tweets, Facebook posts, and more. A Webcast shows how Virgin Media leveraged successfully leveraged back-end legacy systems that were never designed to be externalized. Log-in and registration required.
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21 Mar 2013
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Security Inside Out Newsletter [30253]
Includes Link to White Paper by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian

The current Security Inside Out Newsletter features the following articles:

  • Q&A: Ontario Commissioner and Leading Privacy Expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian

  • Virgin Media Relies on Oracle Identity Management to Secure Wi-Fi Service in the London Underground

  • Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

  • White Paper: Privacy and Security by Design: A Convergence of Paradigms (link to download) and announcement of a live Twitter conversation with author Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian on April 4 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

Webcasts on Identity Management and Database Security are included as well. Interested readers can subscribe.
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21 Feb 2013
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BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines Division Implements Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On [29883]
Achieves Secure Access, Regulatory Compliance with Oracle Solution

BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines division implemented Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite to enable secure, simplified access for its 93,500 employees who require access for designing and building submarines over a 20-year lifecycle. The implementation allowed BAE Systems to secure user access to critical systems and enforce segregation of duties, Tanu Sood reports. Improved user efficiency resulted as did reduced service-desk requests by eliminating the need for employees to remember 20 to 30 passwords. The company was able to better manage regulatory issues by requiring a single source of truth to determine user access. Sood provides a link to a case study of the implementation.
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06 Feb 2013
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Security Newsletter January 2013 Issue Now Available [29689]
Features on Top Three Security Trends, IDM Predictions for 2013

The January 2013 issue of Security Inside Out Newsletter is now available, Tanu Sood posts, noting that the issue features an interview with Graham Palmer, director of Information Security for Oracle’s EMEA Operations and Oracle’s resident expert on cyber security, who discusses the top three security concerns currently shaping organizational security strategies. Also featured is an interview with Vadim Lander, Oracle’s Chief Identity Architect, who discusses the key trends expected to shape Identity Management in 2013.
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24 Jan 2013
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Gartner Positions Oracle as Identity Management Leader [29482]
Honors Oracle as well in User Administration/Provisioning Magic Quadrant

Once again, Gartner has included Oracle in the Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Governance and in the Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning, for the fifth and second year, respectively. The honor recognizes that Oracle Identity and Access Governance Suite, a key component of Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2, provides customers with an integrated and complete solution to automate Identity Audit and Compliance with its Access Request, Provisioning, Certification and Privileged Account Management capabilities.
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