Standard Life will implement Oracle Identity and Access Management software to control customer and business partner access to its sites.

The insurance and pensions firm said that using a common platform globally, to regulate access and improve security for those accessing its websites, would also help cut costs and centralise administration around access.

The system will share data with other Standard Life systems including Microsoft Active Directory, Novell e-Directory, Oracle Database and Oracle Internet Directory.

Standard Life has developed a service oriented architecture environment , which the company has said saved £16 million in development costs in three years.

The UK operations will roll out the identity management system after the first installation is completed, in Canada.

Brian Barbour, chief information security officer at the company, said customers had “a right to expect their information to be safeguarded by the companies they choose to do business with.”

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