Centralised encryption management with Oracle Key Vault
By Digital News Asia September 17, 2014
- Manages Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Kerberos keytab files, etc.
- Uses Oracle Linux and Database technology; optimised for the Oracle stack
ORACLE Corporation has introduced Oracle Key Vault as the latest addition to the Oracle Database security portfolio.
Oracle Key Vault provides centralised management of encryption keys and credential files in the data centre including Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Kerberos keytab files, SSH key files and SSL certificate files, the company said in a statement.
The new solution offers easy archival and recovery, and streamlined sharing of files, Oracle claimed.
Encryption is no longer optional for managing enterprise data and has become an essential element of end-to-end data protection, according to Carl Olofson, research vice president of Application Development and Deployment at IDC.
“As enterprises implement encryption in their middleware, database, and operating systems, key management becomes increasingly complex and difficult. Enterprises need a means of sensibly and securely managing those keys,” he said in the statement issued by Oracle.
Built for x86-64 hardware, the fully integrated software appliance uses Oracle Linux and Oracle Database technology for security, availability, and scalability, the company said.
Optimised for the Oracle technology stack, including Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Key Vault can also be deployed seamlessly in existing environments, it claimed.
“As regulations worldwide increasingly call for more data to be encrypted, organisations need a centralised solution to securely manage all the encryption keys and credential files in their data centres,” said Vipin Samar (pic), vice president of database security product development at Oracle.
“Oracle Key Vault is a modern, standards-based product that allows organisations to reduce the overhead of regulatory compliance,” he added.
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