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How safe is your database from threats? – RDB partners with Oracle for Database Security

Database security is an area that has been neglected both internationally and within the South African market. One only has to look at the Wikileaks scandal to see just how vulnerable the database can be. You need to have the right checks and balances in place to secure the database, because unscrupulous people will always exploit any vulnerability for their own gain.

Information has become the currency of today’s world, and database security is of the utmost importance when it comes to safeguarding this wealth from theft and data loss, which is one of the reasons why we have incorporated Oracle’s suite of database security solutions to our service offering.

This has been a natural extension in our business, seeing as we already specialise in database optimisation and maintenance. We are incorporating this new database security offering through a twofold approach of both consulting services and software licensing.

New security solutions

Oracle’s Database Security suite delivers a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions, combining tools such as:

  • Database activity monitoring and blocking;
  • Privileged user and multi-factor access control;
  • Data classification;
  • Transparent data encryption;
  • Consolidated auditing and reporting;
  • Secure configuration management;
  • and data masking, to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats, and enable regulatory compliance.

 

What I found fascinating about Oracle Identity Management is that it allows our clients to manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities across all of their resources. This type of technology allows us to automatically eliminate latent access privileges, deploy applications faster, and much more. It’s also only one of the reasons why we’ve chosen to provide this suite of products to our clients.

We are now able to offer a more comprehensive offering that includes database security, adhering to Oracle Best Practice across the board and delivering ITIL and ISO 20000 compliance in a service that includes maintenance, consulting, on-going support, annual checks and analysis across all aspects of the database management in South Africa.

Contact RDB Consulting for database consulting and administration – Jennifer Mbesa, jennifer@rdbconsulting.com or +27 (0)11 807 7663