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Oracle Mobile Security Suite Statement Of Direction (Doc ID 2112686.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Mobile Security Suite - Version 3.0.0.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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The following is intended to outline the general product direction for Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS). It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.


Roadmap Plans
Oracle intends to remove the Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) product and associated functionality from its list of offerings. Oracle will maintain existing versions of OMSS functionality and provide critical bug fixes according to Oracle’s Lifetime Support policy. No new major enhancements are currently planned for OMSS.


Current Product Overview
Oracle Mobile Security Suite provides a comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that can address a mix of both BYOD and corporate owned models without compromising security, user experience or privacy. This best in class EMM solution enables organizations to easily move to a “Mobile First” strategy as part of the complete Oracle Mobile Platform, to build feature rich, cross platform, integrated apps and leverage an advanced and industry leading Oracle Identity and Access Management solution for securing corporate access.


Background
As Oracle continues to evaluate and extend our Identity Management product strategy we see the mobile OS vendors taking a larger and larger portion of the mobile security solution leaving less opportunity for application focused solutions. Oracle’s Identity Management solution will continue to focus on multi-channel access management including mobile as well as mobile context in access decisions to applications and data.


Frequently Asked Questions


I already have licenses of OMSS but have not yet deployed it? Should I plan to deploy it?
The future direction of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is evolving, and Oracle does not plan on adding any new features to the currently released versions. The current versions of OMSS do solve well many customers mobile security needs. If OMSS contains the complete set of features you need today to solve a tactical mobile security use case then go ahead and deploy. If your need is for a broader, more strategic mobile security platform to take you years into the future then it is not advisable to deploy.


I am currently in the process of rolling out OMSS for my users. What should I do?
The future direction of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is evolving, and Oracle does not plan on adding any new features to the currently released versions. The current versions of OMSS do solve well many customers mobile security needs. If OMSS contains the complete set of features you need today to solve a tactical mobile security use case then go ahead and deploy. If your need is for a broader, more strategic mobile security platform to take you years into the future then it is not advisable to deploy.


Will Oracle be adding support for new versions of mobile OS for future releases of OMSS?
Yes, we will continue to release new OMSS Workspace and Containerization Tool updates to support future versions of mobile OS’s through the end of support period, but we will just be maintaining compatibility, not adding new features.

What is the OMSS Feature Roadmap?
No new feature development is planned. We will continue to support the solution and fix bugs as well as add support for new mobile OS’s.


How long will OMSS be supported?
While no new feature development is planned, OMSS will continue to be supported by Oracle’s lifetime support policy. Premier and Extended Support periods end per the below:

• OMSS 3.0.x
o Premier Support ends March 2019

 

• OMSS 11gR2PS3
o Premier Support ends Dec 2018
o Extended Support ends Dec 2021

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