Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

Oracle launches GRC initiative for partners

November 12, 2007

According to AMR Research, governance, risk and compliance spending will reach US$29.9 billion in 2007, an increase of 8.5 percent over 2006. In 2008, this number will increase an additional 3.6 percent to US$31 billion.

Available to select members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork who deliver security and/or compliance solutions or services complementary to Oracle’s, the initiative helps create a partner ecosystem offering world-class, integrated, comprehensive solutions and services for access control, data protection and privacy and compliance management, based on Oracle Applications and technology.


Oracle buys Logical Apps

October 10, 2007

As a step forward to strengthen the GRC leadership, Oracle announced to acquire Logical Apps, a leading compliance vendor for Oracle applications on Oct. 9, 2007

Oracle Buys Enterprise Role Management Leader Bridgestream

September 10, 2007

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.   05-SEP-2007 05:01 AM    Oracle today announced that it has acquired Bridgestream, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Role Management software. Enterprise Role Management has emerged as a key component of identity management deployments to improve overall security and address regulatory requirements. By adding Bridgestream’s leading role discovery, definition and management capabilities to Oracle’s widely adopted access management and user provisioning solutions, Oracle provides the most comprehensive and feature-rich identity management solution. Oracle’s Identity and Access Management Suite is a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, the industry’s fastest growing, most standards- compliant, and best-of-breed technology foundation for Service-Oriented Architecture. (more…)

Approva’s integration with Mircosoft Office

August 28, 2007

For most of ERP vendors, one of the areas which makes the solution stands out is the usability. The application which provides the intuitive navigation and the seamless integration with information worker’s daily job, wins the competition.  I could not agree more on it. iPhone concept does work for ERP software.

Approva’s integration with Mircosoft Office is a good case study of Office Business Application (OBA) as it puts.  You can see how it integrates with Microsoft portal, Outlook and Excel.

Oracle Expands Identity Management Ecosystem

July 6, 2007

Building on the success of its Extended Identity Management Ecosystem and Reference Architecture initiative, Oracle today announced it has added eight new members and more than doubled the size of the ecosystem. New Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) including Arcot, Cyber-Ark, ForeScout, Imageware, Juniper Networks, Inc., Pay By Touch, Quantum Secure and TriCipher are working with Oracle to provide value added integrations to Oracle(r) Identity Management thereby delivering solutions that extend beyond traditional access and identity management infrastructures. (more…)

Paisley Announced its GRC Platform

June 26, 2007

By Cory Levine
Wall Street & Technology
February 15, 2007

Paisley Enterprise GRC defines the next generation of GRC applications by providing a single solution to address the multiple disciplines of GRC,” said Tim Welu, CEO of Paisley, in a release.

Oracle Announces GRC for Financial Services

June 26, 2007

Oracle launches industry specific GRC for financial services with offering from iFlex. Financial services (banking, insurances..) traditionally require more compliance and risk managment than any other industries. (more…)

Tripwire Announces Enterprise Configuration Audit and Control Solution

May 31, 2007

By Cory Levine
Wall Street & Technology
March 19, 2007

Tripwire released version 6.0 of its Tripwire Enterprise configuration audit and control solution. According to the vendor, the solution improves IT’s control over unauthorized configuration changes, increasing efficiency and mitigating risk.In addition to providing a single source for detecting all change across servers, network devices and databases, version 6.0 now includes automated techniques to filter and classify changes. This enables IT to treat a change based on the type of system, the type of change, and its risk or severity level, Portland, Ore.-based Tripwire says.

“Tripwire discovers and remediates the unauthorized changes, configuration errors and policy violations that lead to outages, noncompliance, configuration drift and unplanned work,” said Andi Mann, senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates, in a release.

Approva Announced Role Designer

May 31, 2007

Software Strengthens Governance Risk, Compliance Programs for SAP Customers

Mar 21, 2007 11:21 PM

Approva has announced the debut of Role Designer, a product that enables users to perform advanced role modeling for their SAP systems. In addition, Approva announced that SAP has certified its BizRights Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform at SAP Labs for use with SAP ECC 6.0 (mySAP ERP 2005), the most recent version of SAP’s core ERP product line.

Approva Role Designer provides advanced role simulation and analysis capabilities that enable SAP security professionals and other system users to design and optimize both new and existing roles. Role Designer provides visibility into role definitions across SAP landscapes and automates role creation tasks that would otherwise be performed using a manual “trial and error” approach. Role Designer enables companies to ensure that their security model is optimized to balance business needs against regulatory and operational risks.

“Now that most companies have established strong user access controls for their SAP environments they are starting to search for ways to optimize roles and business processes without introducing new compliance risks,” said Prashanth “PV” Boccasam, chief executive officer of Approva. “Approva Role Designer enables ERP security professionals to design roles that make smart tradeoffs between security and efficiency.”

Approva Role Designer, along with the rest of Approva’s product suite, runs on the BizRights Continuous Controls Monitoring Platform (BizRights CCM). BizRights CCM was recently certified by SAP at SAP Labs for use with SAP ECC 6.0. The two components certified by SAP Labs, BizRights Adapter Version 3.6 and the BizRights Data Extraction Engine (DEE) Version 3.6, are powered by SAP NetWeaver 2005. The certification indicates that BizRights CCM meets all of the requirements to connect to SAP NetWeaver, which is the foundation of mySAP solutions.