Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:25

Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones beef up cloud security Featured

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Oracle's new Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones features help customers prevent misconfiguration errors and deploy workloads securely.

Oracle Cloud Guard monitors configurations and activities to identify threats and automatically remediates them across all Oracle Cloud regions.

The company claims to be the only cloud service provider to offer a cloud security posture management dashboard at no additional cost.

Oracle Cloud Guard aggregates logs and events across Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute, networking and storage services.

It allows users to specify the resources to be examined. It then identifies issues with those resources or user actions (eg, public buckets or Tor logins), raises alerts when they occur, and automatically takes corrective action (eg, disabling the bucket or suspending the user).

This gives security administrators the cloud detect-and-response framework needed to lower the mean time to respond to security misconfigurations and scale out security operations centres, according to Oracle.

Oracle Maximum Security Zones is a policy-driven approach to restricting the actions or configurations that can be applied to designated cloud compartments, thus helping ensure resources are secure from their inception.

Oracle Maximum Security Zones includes policies for core Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services including object storage, networking, encryption, DBaaS, and file storage.

“We were immediately impressed with Oracle Cloud Guard – the set-up, ease of use, and immediate results about potential misconfigurations,” said Accenture managing director Chris Pasternak.

“We appreciate the fact that this capability is available at no cost above the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure investment. It further solidifies the conversations I have with my clients about how Oracle builds Oracle Cloud with security in mind first; Oracle Cloud Guard is a great example of how Oracle continues that heritage.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure executive vice president Clay Magouyrk said “Security has been a critical design consideration across Oracle Cloud for years. We believe security should be foundational and built in, and customers shouldn’t be forced to make tradeoffs between security and cost.

“With Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones’ security automation and embedded expertise, customers can feel confident running their business-critical workloads on Oracle Cloud.”


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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