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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Some news reports about Oracle's purchase of Oblix

I was surfing this evening and found some news stories about Oracle's recent purchase of Oblix. The first I found is a report on InformationWeek, the authors name is not listed (unless I missed it). The news item is titled "Oracle Acquires Oblix, Expanding Oracle's Integrated Security and Identity Management Capability" and makes mention of the fact that Oblix is one of the leaders in identity management software that includes web access via Single Sign On (SSO), identity administration and user provisioning. The article suggests a strong fit between Oracle and Oblix for application server functions and features.

The second news article I found is on the UK security news site The Register and is by John Oates and is titled "Oracle snaps up security firm". This article states that Oblix's existing products, COREid, SHAREid and COREsv will still be available separately but the technology will end up in Oracle's stack. He also quotes about the Oracle acquisition "The Oblix acquisition is a remarkably good fit for those gaps in the Oracle strategy".

The final news story I found on this acquisition is on ComputerWorld and is written by Stacy Cowley and is titled "Oracle buys security developer Oblix Identity management vendor acquired for undisclosed sum".