Oracle Identity Management 11g R2 Goes Mobile
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In enterprise IT, identity is a cornerstone technology providing authorized access to employees in a manner that can be tracked for compliance. It's a role that Oracle's Identity Management portfolio has been providing for years for wired devices -- and is now being extended in the 11g R2 release to a new generation of mobile requirements ushered in by Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trends.
Amit Jasuja, vice president of development for Oracle's Identity Management and Security Products, explained to eSecurity Planetthat the new release takes care of a number of persistent mobile challenges.
One of those challenges is the issue of cached passwords on mobile devices. With many mobile apps, passwords are cached on the device, in an effort to make them easier to use. The risk is that if that password is not properly secured in the cache, the user identity could be at risk.
"Companies that are building apps have typically been rolling their own security solution for passwords on the mobile side," Jasuja said. "What we're doing is providing a layer on top of our web single sign-on that extends to mobile apps."