Oracle Introduces Core-to-Edge Cloud Security Services

Oracle has introduced new cloud security technologies. In addition to the self-securing and self-patching capabilities of Oracle Autonomous Database and with the integration of machine learning and  automation to remediate threats, the new cloud services are aimed at helping customers to improve the security of applications deployed on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

According to Oracle, emerging technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and IoT, enable organizations to drive new innovations and reduce costs. However, with opportunities come increased risk including expanded attack surfaces. Security teams rely on manual processes and disparate tools that introduce human error and take an excessive amount of time to accurately detect and respond to threats and outages. Oracle has built integrated layers of defense that are designed to secure users, apps, data and infrastructure.

The automated security solutions include:

  • Web Application Firewall (WAF). The native WAF is designed to protect next generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure applications against botnets, application attacks and DDoS attacks. The platform can then automatically respond to threats by blocking them and alerting security operations teams for further investigation.
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection. As part of the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, all Oracle data centers get automated DDoS attack detection and mitigation of high volume, Layer 3/4 DDoS attacks. This helps ensure the availability of Oracle network resources even when under sustained attack.
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).Keeping a cloud environment secure requires constant monitoring and enforcement to ensure that no one has set up an insecure network or left data unprotected. Oracle Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) constantly checks OCI environments to help make sure that corporate security practices are being followed. It comes with preconfigured policies and controls so that customers can deploy applications faster while reducing security and operational risk. CASB also leverages machine learning-based behavioral analytics to predict threats.
  • Key Management Service. Oracle Key Management enables enterprises to encrypt data using keys that they control and offers centralized key management and key lifecycle monitoring capabilities. The solution delivers partitions in highly available and certified Hardware Security Modules that are isolated per customer. 
More information is availabe from Oracle about the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.