Today, Oracle Corporation announced that AXA UK Plc, a major provider of wealth management services to the UK consumer and corporate sectors, has significantly extended its investment in Oracle Identity and Access Management technology to underpin customer and business partner access control across the company's UK websites.
In delivering a common platform in this area, AXA UK Plc will be able to enforce an even higher level of security and process diligence whilst reducing costs and centralising the administration of associated information security services.
Oracle Identity and Access Management will provide controls for access to company web assets including identity federation capability.
Already a user of Oracle Access Manager to securely manage business partner interaction in the Life and Health businesses, AXA UK Plc will also begin to deliver consumer-focused access control services; starting with AXA Distribution Services in 2010.
"AXA UK has always invested heavily in security-focused technologies to ensure that our customers' information assets are protected to the best of our ability. The Oracle Identity and Access Management portfolio offers a wide range of incremental security technologies with which to extend our approach." says Sue Kettley, Head of UK Security at AXA UK Plc. "Oracle has been our trusted supplier in the Web Access Management area for several years, both in the UK and USA and, in expanding further into their identity and access management technologies, we are able to minimise the risks and costs to our business whilst maximising the safeguarding of sensitive and personally identifiable information that our customers expect."
"Oracle recognises that companies such as AXA UK Plc require innovative technologies, backed by comprehensive and stable vendor support structures, in order to be able to demonstrate good security governance to their customers and investors" added Des Powley, Technology Director Security, Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel. "With the ever-increasing focus of privacy-concerned regulators, UK organisations must continue to improve their identity-related processes to protect their most valuable information assets."