Oracle Brings Security Services to Cloud

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 05:10 PM gHale

Oracle added security-related services to its Cloud platform, including a web application firewall (WAF), distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, key management, and a cloud access security broker (CASB).

Oracle says the goal of adding the new capabilities is to provide end-to-end security through multiple layers of defense.

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The new WAF is designed to protect apps on the Cloud Infrastructure against various types of threats, including botnets, DDoS, and application-specific attacks. Threats are automatically blocked and security teams notified.

In order to help ensure the availability of network resources, all Oracle data centers will benefit from DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities.

The CASB monitors cloud environments to ensure security practices are being followed.

It also uses behavioral analytics based on machine learning to predict potential threats. Users are provided preconfigured controls and policies to help them deploy applications faster without security or operational risks, Oracle said.

Key management service provides centralized key management and monitoring capabilities, and allows organizations to encrypt data with keys they control.

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