Cloud has become an imperative part of the business operation; it serves the purpose of digital transformation, scalability, mobility, and augmentation. Employees, customers, and partners can access the data and applications from any remote location using any of the devices. Cloud has brought the total enterprises infrastructure under one umbrella of evaluation with data access mobility, reduction in infrastructure maintenance and scalability based on the development of new technology. Over the last decade, there has been a rapid shift from the on-premise environment to cloud infrastructure for many of the business-critical applications. According to the recent survey by the Oracle and KPMG, currently, more than 90 percent of the enterprises have embraced the cloud to store their half of the sensitive data.  Cloud has so far been evolutionary because of its a technology platform that can embrace the new innovation without any required infrastructure update.  The vast amount of computing power than can combine with faster data storage technology is promoting cloud technology to satisfy the operational requirements of applications.

In the world of interconnectivity, security is the required underlying platform that can assist in building a faster, easier and less costly infrastructure for data and application storage. Security in the cloud is largely focused on making the infrastructure more secure that won’t affect the effectiveness, even if many people can actually access the storage facility. Many of the enterprises have adopted both public and private cloud storage, making the management of the hybrid cloud environment complex under the current ecosystem.  It’s also critical for the enterprises to maintain the behavior for the users and devices that access the data storage, any malicious activity should be pre-flagged to maintain the security perimeter. The security challenge for enterprises along with the implementation of security policies and administering cloud services. The major challenge for the enterprises is maintaining the environment with the management of the different cloud service providers, and on-premise data centers.  The complexity in management of hybrid environment even provides a greater challenge with the level of sophistication and varied threat in the landscape.  The current level of threats that can exploit the access of the privileged customer is also considered as the prized by the attackers. The cyber attacks can have a pretty devastating effect on the business operation leading to financial penalties.  According to the report by the Oracle and KPMG, around 66 percent of the businesses have suffered disruption in the business operation over the last 24 months due to a cyber-attack. Targeted malware that has exploited several of the access and identity vulnerabilities leading to the revenue and potential growth loss.

Identifying the Access

The usage of mobility solutions on the cloud is making the security landscape crawl with attacks. This has prompted many of the enterprises across the globe to secure their data to an unpreceded level to decouple the threat.  With the increase in employee management to access the data, aligning the policies and roles that can improve identity management to effectively improve the access controls.   Enterprises have adopted the identity and access management (IAM) solution that can cater to the different applications, systems, and channels. The Oracle Identity Cloud service can be the solution that can manage the complex IT ecosystem, even across the private and public cloud services enterprises will actually be able to identify the access. The Oracle Identity Cloud Service enables the IT service providers to roll in the service faster than other identity and access management solution to improve the security and lowering the integration and maintenance costs. 

The identity and access management prevent malicious activities and secure that data, making it easier for the user to access the required resource through any device. Multiple account credentials will cripple the access management for the users; the usage of a different password for multiple applications can cause a reduction in the security authentication of multiple applications. The policies should be placed for data usage privileges and also the access management of the outdated platforms. The physical location of the devices or the users shouldn’t be barriers after setting up the Oracle identity cloud service. Identity Management must scale according to the enterprise requirement for the digital business. Identity management should be capable enough to accommodate millions of the users and even billion of the connected devices. The cloud can deliver the highest level of availability and reliability for identity management, any of the outages can cause complete business operation failure. Using the identity access management that can be extended towards other application and environment of the enterprises.

Using the API for the identity and access management can drastically streamline the procedure of the integration time and deliver business value sooner. New technologies are already contributing, the machine learning and security automation for emerging technologies that can improve the threat detection and prevent the threats for breaching the security layer. An enterprise that is currently using any of the Oracle-based cloud services- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS will already have the required foundational elements of the Oracle Identity Cloud service such as User Management, self-profile management, password management, application role management, and group management.  Oracle Identity Cloud service can be encompassed to provide identity management solutions for both the cloud and on-premise applications without any device constraints.


Oracle Identity cloud service can be used for Oracle applications and even for the third-party applications. The capabilities are robust enough that all the applications can be catered to provide the identity services.  The centralized approach can assist the enterprises to leverage the policies for all mobile applications, customer tools, and data.  Security layer should be a part of the design that can enable the enterprises to become more agile in the development of applications and implementing different service of the customers.  The modern-day security requirements change according to the enterprise growth and the security layer must be a part of the application solution rather than just a barrier.

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