Oracle Database Encryption: Safeguarding Sensitive Data

The Vormetric Data Security Platform enables you to encrypt and secure sensitive assets in your Oracle databases, while avoiding the challenges traditionally associated with TDE or Oracle column encryption.

Oracle Database Encryption

Sensitive intellectual property. Regulated data. Confidential employee information. At any given time, any and all of these vital assets may be stored in your Oracle databases. For these reasons, your Oracle databases represent a critical asset for your business—and a prized target for cyber criminals and malicious insiders. To address Oracle database security challenges, Thales e-Security offers Vormetric encryption solutions for Oracle databases.

Negative Performance Impacts

Oracle offers Oracle Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which performs all encryption operations within the Oracle database itself. This results in a significant impact on database server resources.

Administrative Complexity of Using Oracle TDE

In most organizations, Oracle will be just one of a number of areas where encryption is needed. Because Oracle Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) only supports encryption in Oracle environments, this means separate products, training and workflows for multiple encryption implementations, increasing the cost and administrative effort associated with encryption.

Inefficient and Complex Key Management

Oracle TDE only offers minimal capabilities for managing encryption keys. Given that each instance of Oracle requires a separate encryption key, having separate, disparately supported key managers results in a high degree of complexity, and exacerbates the risks of having keys lost or stolen.

Vormetric Transparent Encryption

Vormetric Transparent Encryption offers the capabilities you need to employ strong database encryption, with minimal effort and performance implications. With Vormetric Transparent Encryption, you can secure sensitive assets in your Oracle databases, and in all the other databases running across your enterprise.

Vormetric Application Encryption

For organizations that need to apply more granular encryption, including at the column or field level within databases, Thales e-Security offers Vormetric Application Encryption. Vormetric Application Encryption simplifies the integration of encryption into existing corporate applications. The product features standards-based APIs, which are used to perform cryptographic and key management operations.

Key Management for Oracle Encryption

For enterprises that have chosen to use Oracle TDE in their Oracle databases, Thales offers secure and efficient cryptographic key management. Vormetric Key Management can centrally manage keys for Oracle TDE, all Thales e-Security products, Microsoft SQL Server TDE and other Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)-compliant encryption platforms. As a result, organizations can centrally and securely manage all their encryption keys, while streamlining key administration efforts.

Encryption for All Enterprise Databases

While Oracle TDE can protect data within the database, Thales e-Security Oracle encryption solutions secure data both inside and outside of the database. We also provide database encryption for IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL and Sybase. Thales e-Security solutions secure data on Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems, and they offer coverage of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers.

Operational Efficiency

By offering a single console for managing encryption policies and cryptographic keys across a number of environments and technologies, Vormetric encryption solutions from Thales minimize administrative overhead. With this unified coverage, Thales helps security teams avoid database encryption silos, reduce costs and apply security policies more broadly and consistently.

Robust, Scalable Performance That Meets Your Requirements

Compared to Oracle TDE, Vormetric encryption offers far superior performance. With Thales e-Security Oracle encryption solution, encryption and decryption is performed at the optimal location: in the file system or volume manager. Further, the solution can take advantage of microprocessor encryption technology, such as Intel AES-NI, to further minimize the performance overhead of encryption.

Research and Whitepapers : Protecting Sensitive Data In and Around an Oracle Database

The Protecting Sensitive Data In and Around an Oracle Database technical white paper provides an overview of the sensitive files in and around the Oracle database that enterprises need to secure in order to achieve optimal database security.


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Devastating—that's the best way to describe the impact of not having a strong database security initiative. Did you know that 35% of all cyber attacks today occur without enterprises ever knowing that such an attack took place? It only takes 30 seconds to steal your data – making it humanely next to impossible to stop these sophisticated attacks. Your company's most sensitive financial and customer information is stored in databases, Hadoop and NoSQL platforms that are vulnerable. It's time to increase protection and defend your sensitive data.

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