Oracle Expands Security Capabilities, Partner Program to Help Protect Against Threats (CDSA)

Oracle has announced it’s expanding its security portfolio and unveiling a new partner program. The Oracle Identity SOC portfolio now includes new capabilities to help enterprises manage and certify user identities, applications, and confidential data more securely and through a richer, consumerized user experience. Additionally, the new partner program will help improve collaboration with security vendors and simplify customer adoption.

First unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Oracle’s integrated suites — Oracle Identity Security Operations Center (SOC) portfolio of services and Oracle Management Cloud — are designed to help enterprises forecast, reduce, detect, and resolve security threats and assist in efforts to remediate application and infrastructure performance issues.  Leveraging artificial intelligence to analyze a unified data set consisting of the full breadth of security and operational telemetry, as well as provide automated remediation, Oracle’s integrated suite is designed to enable customers to quickly adapt their security and operational posture as their risk landscape changes. This application of machine learning can potentially help thwart attacks, reduce the detection window from months to minutes, and more quickly address security breaches and performance outages.

“Built on our advanced artificial intelligence and automation technologies, Oracle Identity SOC portfolio now offers cloud-native identity governance combined with adaptive security designed to protect our customer’s cloud and digital services,” said Rohit Gupta, group vice president, Cloud Security, Oracle. “In addition to strengthening internal security monitoring, Oracle’s comprehensive cross-stack threat detection capabilities provide broad threat detection range, less noise from false positives and a high level of accuracy in detecting and remediating threats against the enterprise’s most important IT asset – its data.”

The Oracle Identity SOC portfolio now includes new automated identity governance for hybrid clouds, expanded consumer identity management, machine learning-driven configuration management and enhanced artificial intelligence capabilities.

First Cloud-Native Identity Governance Offering

Oracle announced the first cloud-native identity governance service for hybrid cloud environments, which will be fully integrated and native to Oracle’s SaaS applications, Oracle Identity SOC portfolio (including Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Oracle CASB Cloud Service), as well as Oracle Management Cloud. This combination helps provide a better user experience for identity governance and automation of traditional processes and assessments through intelligent machine learning and cloud application risk feeds from Oracle CASB Cloud Service, all of which can be unified with security and operational telemetry from on-premises and hybrid environments. The new identity governance service features out-of-the-box connectors for integration with external systems and a consumer-grade interface for enterprise campaigns including application access requests, approvals and certifications.

Oracle CASB Cloud Service now also includes risk-based cloud access control to help enterprises mitigate risks to cloud applications. The new controls help manage configuration changes or application access based on rich context including device type, geo-location, and dynamic risk scores. Combined, these factors are designed to help prevent user access based on stolen credentials and mitigate the risk of cloud application administrator privileges misuse.

Industry-First Machine Learning-Driven Configuration Management

Additionally, Oracle introduced a game-changing feature in Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service, built on Oracle Management Cloud, which automatically discovers the configuration settings across a customer’s entire organization in real time and uses machine learning to find outlier configurations, which can then be automatically remediated.  In addition, Oracle Management Cloud now supports rulesets to enforce DISA’s Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) against the Oracle Database.  Oracle has also now extended its user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) across the entire stack.  Specifically, Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics (SMA) Cloud Service continuously baselines data access patterns at the SQL level and then detects anomalies by user, database or application.

Expanded Consumer Identity Management

Recognizing the need for enterprises to correlate consumer data with marketing information, Oracle expanded its consumer identity management capabilities in Oracle Identity Cloud Service with integrations with Oracle Marketing Cloud and Oracle Data Cloud. By leveraging built-in consent management, social profiles, preference management and activity attributes from Oracle Identity Cloud Service with these solutions, enterprises can build more targeted marketing campaigns with better consumer insights and analytics. In addition, easy integration with third-party or custom applications via Oracle Self-Service Integration Cloud Service will allow marketers to incorporate additional services.

New Partner Programs Help Deliver Complete Security Solutions

Continuing its commitment to supporting the development of a heterogeneous security ecosystem, Oracle today launched the Identity SOC Security Network in Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This program offers technology integrations with leading security vendors across critical areas including Enterprise Mobility Management, Next Generation Firewalls, Endpoint Security and Threat Intelligence, enabling enterprises to enrich the dynamic context, intelligence and automation capabilities of Oracle Identity SOC. In addition, Oracle continues to enable hundreds of partners worldwide to achieve Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations in Security and Systems Management Cloud Services.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with the Oracle Identity SOC portfolio,” said Prakash Linga, CTO and co-founder of Vera. “Identity is the single most critical element of all modern applications and systems. Enhancing Oracle’s portfolio with Vera’s data-centric security and encryption solution makes Oracle’s services incredibly compelling for businesses.”

“We are excited to work with Oracle to introduce Compromised Credentials as a new category in Oracle CASB Cloud Service for refining organization and identity-centric risk assessment,” said Steve Tout, CEO of Seattle based VeriClouds. “With VeriClouds-powered credential monitoring and detection, more than 7 billion compromised credentials are surfaced to enable the automation of risk insight from the dark web into actionable intelligence for the Oracle Identity SOC.”

“Our digital workspace platform, VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch unified endpoint management technology, helps IT secure apps based on conditional access policies and provides a seamless end user experience for any app from any device,” said Ashish Jain, vice president of product management, End-User Computing, VMware. “Workspace ONE and Oracle’s security solutions enables us to strengthen application security and provide data-driven insights to help mutual customers make better informed decisions related to device and app management.”