Privileged accounts exist in virtually all applications, databases, and computer and network appliance operating systems in the enterprise. Due to their elevated permissions to access data, run programs and change configuration settings, misuse of privileged identities is a serious threat to security.
Regulatory mandates — such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, and HIPAA — require management oversight of privileged accounts and frequent changes to account credentials to prevent unauthorized personnel from accessing sensitive data.
ERPM provides internal safeguards by automatically discovering, strengthening, and granting secure access to all privileged account passwords in the Oracle ecosystem. It provides the option to use Oracle Database 11g Release 2 as the ERPM database and manages all of the privileged accounts within Oracle databases. ERPM also controls and secures the privileged credentials present in Oracle middleware and applications that use services and agents with embedded passwords.