Oracle buys Octetstring
Software company Oracle yesterday announced two
acquisitions: Thor Technologies, a provider of cross-platform provisioning
solutions, and Octet String, a provider of virtual directory software. The
acquisitions are expected to strengthen Oracles portfolio of identity and
access management products. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Oracle Identity Management, which serves as the security backbone for Oracle
Fusion Middleware, provides organisations with a suite of standards-based
identity management technologies. With these new acquisitions, the suite now
reportedly includes offerings for access control, identity administration,
identity federation, user provisioning, directory services and web services
The acquisitions will most directly enhance Oracles provisioning and directory
capabilities, the company said. Adopting Thors Xellerate product, Oracle
Xellerate Identity Provisioning reportedly allows organisations to manage
user-access rights and privileges through the provisioning lifecycle and across
diverse IT environments. Oracle Virtual Directory (formerly Octet String Virtual
Directory) enables organisations to connect applications to multiple sources of
user identities within an enterprise.
Oracle Xellerate Identity Provisioning and Oracle Virtual Directory will be
available by the end of the year.