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Cloakware, Oracle Work To Integrate Cloakware Password Authority With Oracle Identity And Access Management

Integration strengthens access rights security with privileged password management
Vienna, VA " July 30, 2009 " Cloakware, the leading provider of privileged password management solutions, announced today that it is working with Oracle to extend its suite of Identity Management solutions with Cloakware's flagship product, Password Authority. By combining these two best-in-class products, Oracle is now able to enhance their customers' security management with a comprehensive solution to manage, protect and monitor access to vital data.

As more and more high-profile data breaches come to light, companies are realizing they need increasingly robust solutions to protect their vital data. A study conducted in January 2009 by the Identity Theft Resource Center of San Diego found that the percentage of breaches attributed to current or former employees more than doubled from 2007 to 2008.

In light of findings like this, companies are struggling to balance individuals' access rights to secure information against risk and compliance requirements. Cloakware's patented white-box cryptographic techniques ensure defense-in-depth for end-to-end security of data and keys, especially where insiders have access to the execution environment. Working with Cloakware enables Oracle to offer its customers a solution to securely store and manage privileged passwords for human administrators and runtime applications without changes to the customer's existing infrastructure.

"Extending the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite with third-party platforms provides enhanced efficiency, a higher level of integration and increased effectiveness in terms of application-centric security and risk management," said Ron Huddleston, vice president, North America Technology Channel Sales, at Oracle. "Cloakware's Password Authority is a key part of this ecosystem, augmenting our identity management suite."

Password Authority leverages multiple integration points into the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, including:

  • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) " Password Authority can manage the passwords for accounts held in OID as well as for service accounts that authenticate against OID.

  • Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) - Password Authority ensures that password management is synchronized with roles and access rules.

  • Oracle WebLogic Server " Password Authority automates the run-time replacement of current passwords in connection strings/connection pools and the management of WebLogic administrator accounts.

  • Oracle Database 11g Real Application Cluster (RAC) - Password Authority makes use of the Oracle database as its secure repository for all passwords, and is capable of supporting a geographically distributed database installation. Password Authority is also capable of maintaining and releasing Oracle database passwords to humans and applications.

    "Companies are now starting to understand the importance of employing strict standards to manage access to critical information and protect digital assets; the risks are too high to ignore," said David Canellos, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Irdeto and Cloakware. "By integrating Cloakware Password Authority with Oracle's Identity and Access Management Suite, customers will have a single solution to proactively address security deficiencies and reduce cost and risk in their IT infrastructure."

    The combined solution will be demonstrated in Oracle's Hospitality Suite during the Burton Catalyst Conference in San Diego, July 27-31, 2009. The demonstration will highlight how Cloakware's latest product version, Password Authority 4.1, secures password storage, access and lifecycle management for shared privileged administrator and programmatic passwords within the Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite. For more information, please visit http://datacenter.cloakware.com.

    Cloakware is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

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    About the Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com

    About Cloakware Cloakware provides innovative, secure and proven software technology solutions that enable customers to protect business and digital assets in enterprise and government markets. Cloakware Datacenter Solutions which help organizations meet governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) objectives for privileged password management while ensuring business continuity and the security of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure. Cloakware is the security cornerstone of many of the world's largest, most recognizable and technologically advanced companies. Headquartered in Vienna, VA and Ottawa, Canada, Cloakware has regional sales offices worldwide. www.cloakware.com

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