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Oracle Enhances its Cloud Security Capabilities with Integrated Threat Management

Kapil Makhija, Vice President -Technology Cloud, Oracle India

Oracle is expanding the built-in security services and capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to help customers protect their cloud applications and data against emerging threats. Five new capabilities round out OCI’s already comprehensive security offering, including a new built-in and cloud-native firewall service and enhancements to Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Security Zones.

These is expected to help ensure that organizations can easily secure their cloud deployments and applications with simple, prescriptive, and integrated services that in most cases, do not require additional investment.

“At Oracle, our decades of success in managing customers’ most mission critical workloads is a testament of our security-first commitment. In India as well, we understand that defending data against any threat can be a challenge for many customers who are still accepting cloud. Therefore, we regularly collaborate with all our customers to help them ensure that a no compromise security culture is developed especially in the current ever evolving threat landscape,” said Kapil Makhija, Vice President -Technology Cloud, Oracle India.

“We believe that our Indian customers will be able to leverage the benefits of the newly announced innovations and further fortify their data, be aligned with their regulatory requirements, and prevent any security breaches. Also, in continuation to our commitment towards ensuring cloud economics, the new capabilities are focussed towards being cost effective and efficient,”  added Makhija.

“Organizations are just as confident critical applications and data can be safely hosted in a cloud environment as they are on-premises. So, the question becomes one of best fit; OCI’s cloud infrastructure design and new security services are very purposeful and prescriptive based on the hindsight of other cloud options in the market and complexities and lack of automation other providers’ customers encounter. Oracle has now made cloud security easy to consume and affordable for its customers,” said Jay Bretzmann, Security Program director, IDC.

Oracle has made security foundational and built-in for OCI customers to help them address regulatory compliance requirements, stay on top of security threats and concerns, and prevent security-related outages. Oracle is expanding its cloud security capabilities to provide multiple layers of defense to help identify and defeat emerging threats and security violations quickly. New capabilities include: OCI Network Firewall, Oracle Threat Intelligence Service, Oracle Cloud Guard Threat Detector, Oracle Security Zones, and Oracle Cloud Guard Fusion Applications Detector.

“Oracle continues to pave the way in building cloud services that have natively integrated and feature rich security capabilities. By choosing to integrate the industry-leading technology in Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next Generation Firewall, Oracle is giving its customers incredible security as a native service,” said Anand Oswal, senior vice president, Network Security, Palo Alto Networks. “Oracle customers can have the peace of mind that they have access to many of Palo Alto Networks network security tools.”

“We are looking to Oracle Cloud Guard to easily monitor and remediate security violations,” said Ruperto Herrera, director, ERP Architecture, Northern Illinois University. “Oracle Cloud Guard can enable us to centrally monitor the security posture, providing strong governance and control over what is being built within OCI by our team.”

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