Bangalore, June 24, 2014: Oracle has launched an Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) in India, to enable companies to safely provide access to sensitive enterprise applications and data on users’ preferred mobile devices.
It provides a secure workspace that will allow Indian companies to separate and protect enterprise apps and data and enforce policy while preserving privacy of users’ personal applications and content on the same device. It will also help drive the new trend of Bring Your Own Device or BYOD.
The company has strengthened its expertise in this area acquired Bitzer Mobile, a provider of mobile applications management solutions, in November 2013.The acquisition augments Oracle's portfolio and is the core component of its mobile security strategy, said Pervez Goiporia, Vice President, Development, Oracle India, in a briefing for the media yesterday.
While many vendors offer containerization tools, Oracle extended Bitzer's "container" technology into its market leading Identity management platform. This eliminates the need to set up a separate management component solely for BYOD devices by extending consistent access policies and controls beyond enterprise applications and systems to mobile devices as well as cloud based systems.
Solutions like Mobile Device Management (MDM) requires consumer devices to be locked down using device level personal identification number (PIN) and Virtual Private Network (VPN). This creates privacy and usability issues as consumer devices are required to always adhere to corporate policies even for personal use.
OMSS simplifies mobile security by isolating corporate data from personal data on consumers’ personal mobile devices without the need to lockdown the entire device. Oracle’s Mobile Security Container technology protects corporate apps and data and enables a Secure Enterprise Workspace that meets enterprise security requirements without compromising user experience.
In India, industries such as Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing and IT/ITes will see heightened adoption of security solutions as more and more devices are brought into the workplace, Goiporia suggested.
Technical note on Oracle Mobile Security Suite here
On a lighter side we have an Oracle video on mobile security in public places, for a few days in our TechVideo spot on the home page.