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F5’s BIG-IP system with Oracle Access Manager


Honestly, this was not timed and I actually had a different topic to discuss for #15 of 26 Short Topics but this cool news today.  F5 and Oracle have announced plans to unify access management for web applications.  Press release can be found here.  The solution will combine F5’s BIG-IP system with Oracle Access Manager to enhance single sign-on (SSO) capabilities and simplify access control.

The Authentication Alternatives Today

wam1 Code in the Application

  • Costly, difficult to change 
  • Not repeatable
  • Decentralized
  • Less secure

Agents on servers

  • Difficult to administer
  • Interoperability
  • Decentralized
  • Less Secure

Specialized Access Proxies

  • Don’t scale as well
  • Often inferior reliability
  • More boxes for network operations

 

A Better Alternative: BIG-IP and OAMwam2

  • The solution is to replace the OAM Proxy with BIG-IP.
  • Gain superior scalability and high availability
  • Benefit from F5’s Unified Application Delivery Services

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Oracle OAM & F5 BIG-IP Integrationwam3

  • Reduced TCO and dramatically lowers deployment risk and streamlines operational efficiencies.
  • Integration with OAM Single Sign-On (SSO) for superior end-user experience and enhanced user productivity
  • Unified point of enforcement to simplify auditing and control changes in configuring application access settings

Unifying application delivery and web access management. 

Availability in 1H2010 – More to come soon!

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More Stories By Peter Silva

Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Writer, speaker and Video Host, he's also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others.

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