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September 2007

Database Security: Oracle Database Vault

DATABASE SECURITY Oracle Database Vault REVIEWED BY JAMES C. FOSTER Oracle Price: Starts at $20,000 per CPU or $400 per user Oracle Database Vault enables advanced separation of duty to help organizations meet compliance and data security business challenges. While database administrators and engineers may be responsible for securing, managing, backing up and performance tuning, they shouldn't need access to data. Vault allows admins and application owners to manage databases and applications without accessing credit card numbers, customer information, company secrets, etc. Installation/Configuration B+   Set aside one morning to complete the installation; you'll be installing it on your current Oracle server (Oracle 9i R2, 10g and 11 are supported), and will need both system and database admin accounts--strong passwords are required. The configuration agent helps automatically configure the key components--adapter configurations, DNS name, host name and host file updates. Security Features A   User Realms ensure data ...

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Features in this issue

  • Rootkit detection and removal know-how

    Get advice on how to detect malware and rootkits and the best ways to achieve rootkit removal and prevent hacker attacks.

  • What CISOs need to know about computer forensics

    With computer forensics needed for civil litigation, human resources investigations and criminal cases, organizations need to ensure they're prepared and evidence is preserved. This feature details steps involved in computer forensics, common missteps, and forensics resources.

  • Logical, physical security integration challenges

    Integrating physical and IT security can reap considerable benefits for an organization, including enhanced efficiency and compliance plus improved security. But convergence isn't easy. Challenges include bringing the physical and IT security teams together, combining heterogenous systems, and upgrading a patchwork of physical access systems.

  • Consolidation's impact on best-of-breed security

    Standalone security vendors are attractive targets for large infrastructure players such as EMC. This feature looks at the consolidation in the security market and the potential for best-of-breed security to eventually disolve into a mashup of suites and services by big vendors like EMC, IBM, Microsoft, and HP.

  • SIM and NBA product combination is powerful

    The recent announcement that Mazu Networks, a provider of network-based analysis (NBA) tools, and eIQnetworks, a supplier of SIM products, underscores the trend towards convergence in the NBA and SIM markets. The value proposition is clear: two useful network/security data analysis tools in one integrated package.

  • Intrusion Prevention: Stonesoft's SGI-2000S IPS

    SGI-2000S IPS

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