Oracle has been named a Leader in Forrester Researchâ€™s recent report, â€œThe Forrester Waveâ„¢: Identity and Access Management, Q4 2009.â€
Forrester evaluated nine vendors against 79 criteria, categorized into three main groups: current offering, strategy and market presence. Oracle received the highest scores in the current offering and strategy categories for its Oracle Identity and Access Management [IAM] Suite.
Forrester notes in the report that â€œIdentity and access management (IAM) tools help organizations automate many mundane identity tasks and improve compliance reporting, processes that companies need to focus attention on as the economy recovers.â€
Oracle Identity Management provides a unified, integrated security platform designed to manage user identities and entitlements, provision resources to users, secure access to corporate resources, and support extensive audits across enterprise applications.
According to Forrester, â€œOracle is the only vendor that has: an adopted entitlement enforcement product (Oracle Entitlements Server [OES]), built on the BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security solution; an in-house adaptive access management product (Oracle Adaptive Access Manager), integrated with enterprise role management and mining; and an application-centric identity management strategy. Oracle demonstrated the highest adherence to the scenarios evaluated.â€
â€œIn todayâ€™s dynamic economic environment, organizations are continuing to focus on streamlining identity and access management to save time and money and ensure the highest levels of security,â€Â Amit Jasuja, vice president, Oracle Identity Management, said.
Jasuja further said: â€œWe believe Forresterâ€™s positioning of Oracle as a market leader for both identity and access management and user provisioning is a reflection of the success of Oracleâ€™s complete, integrated and hot_pluggable identity management strategy and our ongoing success helping organizations implement world-class security.â€