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Oracle and Wipro Deliver New Managed Service Offering for Identity Management
Jun 27, 2007 (08:06 AM EDT)


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle and Wipro Technologies, one of the world's fastest growing global software services and consulting organizations, today announced worldwide availability of Managed Identity Services. The new managed service offering utilizes leading components comprising Oracle(R) Identity Management, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and helps organizations reduce identity management related costs, enhance security and streamline regulatory compliance across the enterprise.

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Designed to meet the requirements of organizations that seek the benefits of enterprise identity management at lower upfront costs and assured service levels, Managed Identity Services provides SLA based guaranteed managed services for the operation, deployment, subsequent enhancement and management of a customer's identity management infrastructure. The offering couples Oracle's identity and access management functionality with leading service and management from Wipro and spans key functional areas including user provisioning, directory services, access control, enterprise single sign-on and identity federation. With Managed Identity Services, organizations can more quickly on-board users across the organization and better ensure compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI and HIPAA.

"Heightened compliance and security regulations make identity and access management a critical component of today's enterprise. However, many organizations lack the resources to deploy and manage a comprehensive identity management infrastructure," said Hasan Rizvi, vice president, Identity and Security Products, Oracle. "The offering, which was refined through joint implementations, is based on best practices, leading software, and tested frameworks -- delivering customers a proven and cost effective vehicle for meeting their identity management needs."

"Wipro's Enterprise Security Solutions practice strives to offer innovative managed identity business solutions to our customers. Our offering with Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite will enable our customers to leverage our global experience and expertise of Global Identity and Access Management deployments along with our User Account Management operational support experience to obtain an optimal ROI. This will help customers eliminate risk, reduce costs and time needed to select, deploy, maintain and support an enterprise-wide identity and access management solution," said Prasenjit Saha, general manager, Enterprise Security Services, Wipro Technologies.

Supporting the Complete Identity Management Lifecycle

Managed Identity Services supports the complete lifecycle of a customer's identity management initiative and is implemented in a series of stages that are designed to ultimately automate the system and empower the organization to decrease their dependency on Wipro over time. For example, during the first phase of the process, the manual identity processes will be transitioned to Wipro to an SLA-based managed offering to help lower operations costs. The automation track, or the Foundation Build Phase with Oracle Identity Manager is run in parallel. Once the framework is in place, the enterprise applications are integrated with a series of subsequent Iterative Application On-Boarding phases. All this time, Wipro continues to support the organization's existing user management processes, when automation kicks in, with each successive iteration, there is a gradual ramp down of the manual operations team.

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'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, which can be used in its entirety or as individual components, includes Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite, Oracle Identity Federation, Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Management Pack for Identity Management and Oracle Web Services Manager. To learn more, visit http://www.oracle.com/identity .

About Oracle

Oracle http://www.oracle.com is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at .

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.wipro.com http://www.wiprocorporate.com and .

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CONTACT: Rebecca Hahn of Oracle, +1-714-445-4611, rebecca.hahn@oracle.com;or Sanjeeth Boloor of Wipro Technologies, +91-9845294767,

Web site: http://www.oracle.com/ http://www.wipro.com/