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Posted Nov 16, 2005

Oracle Dual Buy Plugs ID Holes

By Staff


Oracle made a bid to make its identity management portfolio the strongest of its rivals CA and IBM, acquiring privately held specialists Thor Technologies and OctetString for an undisclosed sum.

U.K.-based Thor specializes in ID provisioning across different platforms, while OctetString is a top provider of virtual directory software.

The software from both companies will help Oracle fill holes in its identity management platform, which includes a mix of purchased or homegrown software for access control, identity administration, identity federation, user provisioning, directory services and Web services management.

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