Business Software offers role-based access control.

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Providing service-oriented security, Oracle® Role Manager helps define and manage organizational relationships, roles, and associated privileges for improved security and regulatory compliance. It features enterprise role governance framework, modern interface, multi-dimensional hierarchies, and application-centric identity management. Additional features include event-based role services, XML-based service integration, and online role simulation.

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Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle® Role Manager

New Oracle Identity Management Offering Paves Path for Role-Based Access Control

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 10 / -- Oracle today announced the immediate availability of Oracle® Role
Manager, an offering within Oracle Identity Management, a component
of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle Role Manager helps customers define and manage organizational
relationships, roles, and associated privileges for improved
security and regulatory compliance. Business users are empowered to
manage business roles accurately and efficiently by utilizing
advanced statistical analysis, administrative automation tools and a
highly flexible design interface.

Featuring a modern architecture, Oracle Role Manager lays the
foundation for Service-Oriented Security and includes the following
o Enterprise Role Governance Framework: Delivers a comprehensive
framework consisting of business roles, IT roles and privileges
and associated ownership and delegation models for complete
identity lifecycle management.
o Modern Interface: Empowers business users to define roles and
ownership structure through simplified navigation and a
flexible data model.
o Multi-Dimensional Hierarchies (Polyarchies): Enables
enterprise-wide business process automation that is reflective
of real world organizational structures.
o Application-Centric Identity Management: Provides rich role and
approver information to heterogeneous applications and
automates business process transaction approvals across the

Additional features include:
o Event-based role services that automatically trigger
entitlement changes to user provisioning and enterprise
o XML-based service integration to enable more rapid integration
with heterogeneous applications and middleware.
o Online Role Simulation that allows role administrators to
simulate the impact of a dynamic role change before committing
the change.

Supporting Quotes
According to Gartner, "The use of Role Management for Enterprises (RME) products is fueled by regulatory compliance and workforce management pressures in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The two goals for managing these pressures are addressing segregation-of-duties issues through the use of roles (roles are not an end in and of themselves), and addressing identity-auditing needs for access reporting and attestation (roles are not required). RME and identity-auditing products can address these goals, and there the boundaries between those two markets are beginning to blur." (Gartner, "Bridgestream Buy Positions Oracle as Top IAM Suite Vendor," September 2007, Roberta Witty and Earl Perkins)

"Although many companies have invested heavily in point solutions for security, they are still experiencing security and privacy events related to access controls and segregation of duties conflicts," said Gary Loveland, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "An integrated approach to role management, and deployment of automated solutions such as Oracle Role Manager, can help companies proactively manage these risks while reducing the overall cost and complexity created by overlapping and redundant oversight functions."

"Historically, organizations have struggled to easily define and manage enterprise user roles that reflect their business structure and are typically left with an overpopulation of roles dispersed across their various enterprise systems," said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Identity Management and Security Products, Oracle. "The new release of Oracle Role Manager provides customers with automated tools to mine and model roles and to efficiently manage multiple interrelated hierarchies across diverse IT systems on an ongoing basis."

About Oracle Identity Management
Serving as the security backbone for Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Identity Management helps customers and partners decrease security threats across diverse IT environments while helping address governance, risk and compliance needs. Oracle Identity Management was the fastest growing suite of Identity Management products in 2006, based on total software revenues worldwide. Oracle Identity Management's support of industry standards such as WS*, XACML, SAML and SPML helps enable customers and partners to more easily integrate applications with the framework. The family of best-in-class software includes Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite, Oracle Identity Federation, Oracle Role Manager, Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Management Pack for Identity Management and Oracle Web Services Manager; all of which can be used in its entirety or as individual components. To learn more, visit

About Oracle
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