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United States : ORACLE unveils software appliance to securely manage encryption keys and credential files in the enterprise data center

August 8, 2014

Just months after the massive data violations of the 2013 holiday season, a recently found data breach is again highlighting the need for better business data security and the fact that not enough is being done to protect key customer data.

The reported data violation is now involving a Russian crime ring and 1.2 billion user names and passwords as well as at least 500 million email addresses.

This has led, Oracle to unveil a software appliance, called Oracle Key Vault, developed to safely manage encryption keys and credential files in the business data center.

Oracle says while encryption is vastly acknowledged as the gold standard to protect data privacy, encryption is just as robust as its key management, and crucial credential files like Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Secure Shell (SSH) key files, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate files are often vastly distributed across servers and server clusters using error-prone synchronization and backup mechanisms.

Vice president, database security product development at Oracle, Vipin Samar, says an approach to data protection that addresses new threats as they arise is what is needed.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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