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Oracle Database Encryption Solutions

Oracle’s long history of innovation in relational database technology means that organizations everywhere have at least one their databases in their operations. Chances are these Oracle implementations contain sensitive regulated data from credit card or social security numbers to patient health data which make them a prime target for hackers or disgruntled employees with privileged access.

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Oracle data encryption solutions

Encryption can effectively secure this sensitive data and help Oracle database users mitigate threats posed by hackers and privileged users while also addressing their compliance obligations.

While Oracle offers it’s Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), it may not offer the same level of flexibility or control that organizations are looking for when the database is integrated into their larger operations. For those cases, the SafeNet data protection portfolio offers a range of options for Oracle database encryption.

Protect your databases at the column level

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SafeNet ProtectDB delivers efficient, transparent column-level encryption for Oracle databases. Its client based approach does not require any changes to the database structure yet offers customers the benefits of only securing the columns of data that are sensitive or valuable.

While Oracle TDE stores its encryption key within the database, SafeNet ProtectDB follows the best practice of storing its encryption keys outside of the database table or the server it is running on in favor of keeping it in the enterprise key manager, Safenet KeySecure.

SafeNet ProtectDB is transparent to users and applications in order to keep data safe without impacting the user experience. In addition, its column-level encryption is a flexible and effective approach addresses a wide range of security objectives, including securing financial data, complying with PCI DSS, and safeguarding PII.

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Key lifecycle management for Oracle databases

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Through Oracle TDE, customers can use encryption at either the database or cell level without making any changes to their applications. Though the Oracle approach addresses basic security and compliance concerns, best practice dictates that the encryption keys it uses be moved off of the database and onto a separate hardware security module (HSM) or an enterprise key manager. Additionally, since each Oracle database instance requires its own separate encryption key, administering Oracle database encryption can be unwieldy without the right tools.

Using SafeNet KeySecure to manage Oracle TDE keys improves security by making it easier. SafeNet KeySecure consolidates all of the TDE keys in one location and adds access control functionality that gives organizations a very fine level of control.

Beyond managing Oracle’s encryption keys, SafeNet KeySecure can consolidate keys from the entire SafeNet Data Protection portfolio as well as an entire ecosystem of third-party vendors. For more information visit the SafeNet KeySecure page.

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Why You’ll Love Our Oracle Database Encryption:

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Gemalto’s SafeNet data protection portfolio offers an array of options for Oracle database encryption.

Our portfolio approach allows us to provide security anywhere in the data flow – from creation to storage – regardless of the challenges and constraints you may be facing.

SafeNet Solutions Offer:

  • Format Preserving Encryption (FPE)
  • API-based encryption libraries
  • Chef and Docker support
  • Availability in any cloud
  • Centralized key and policy administration

In short, SafeNet data protection solutions address Oracle security needs without impacting your ability to deliver on the bottom line.

Or you may be interested in these related resources:

Featured Database Encryption Resources

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Data with Database Encryption - White Paper

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Data with Database Encryption - White Paper

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Securing Sensitive Data in Mixed Database Environments - Solution Brief

Securing Sensitive Data in Mixed Database Environments - Solution Brief

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