Oracle Announces Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

Oracle Announces Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall 
Unifies Database Activity Monitoring and Audit Data Analysis With
New, Single Streamlined Product 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts  

--  Continuing its commitment to delivering the most complete portfolio of
    database security solutions for the enterprise, Oracle today announced
    the availability of Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, the
    industry's only product to effectively protect Oracle and non-Oracle
    databases, by monitoring network traffic and analyzing audit data.
--  Merging the core capabilities of proven Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle
    Database Firewall products, the new Oracle Audit Vault and Database
    Firewall product expands protection beyond Oracle and third party
    databases with support for au
diting the operating system, directories
    and custom sources.
--  Delivering Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall in a new software
    appliance-based platform accelerates enterprise-wide deployments and
    simplifies operations.
--  Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall serves as a critical
    detective and preventive control to protect against the abuse of
    legitimate access to databases responsible for almost all data
    breaches and cyber attacks.
--  Part of Oracle's comprehensive portfolio of database security
    solutions, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall complements Oracle
    Advanced Security and Oracle Database Vault.
--  Oracle Database Security solutions provide customers with the most
    comprehensive and advanced security offerings that help reduce the
    costs and complexity of securing their business information across the

Expanded Protection and Effective Auditing  

--  Key features of the new Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
    product include:
    --  Database Activity Monitoring and Firewall: SQL Traffic monitoring
        of all certified versions of Oracle and third party databases
        including Microsoft SQL Server, SAP Sybase, IBM DB2, and MySQL; a
        unique approach to SQL grammar analysis to reduce millions of SQL
        statements into "clusters" for unrivaled accuracy and scalability;
        and easy to create whitelists, blacklists and exception lists to
        better detect unauthorized database activity including SQL
        injection attacks.
    --  Expanded Enterprise Auditing: Capabilities to collect,
        consolidate, and manage native audit and event logs from Oracle
        and third party databases; additional support for collecting and
        consolidating audit and event logs from Microsoft Windows,
        Microsoft Active Directory, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Automatic
        Storage Management Cluster File System, as well as XML and
        table-based audit sources through XML-based Audit Collection
    --  Consolidated Reporting and Alerting: Consolidated, centralized
        repository for all audit and event logs to be analyzed in
        real-time against pre-defined policies; unprecedented visibility
        into stored procedure execution, recursive SQL and operational
        activities; dozens of built-in reports to meet compliance
        requirements; and powerful alerting capabilities including
        multi-event alerts and alert thresholds.

Supporting Quotes 

--  "Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall is not just an integration
    of two existing products," said Vipin Samar, vice president of
    Database Security Product Development, Oracle. "This is a new product
    that provides a unified monitoring and auditing platform that goes
    beyond databases. Customers no longer have to choose between security
    and compliance -- they can now have a product that lets them achieve
    both easier and at a lower cost."
--  "We currently use Oracle Database Firewall to secure Oracle and SQL
    Server databases and ensure we protect sensitive data in our
    environment," said John-Thomas Gaietto, manager, IT Security &
    Compliance, SquareTwo Financial. "We are excited to see Oracle merge
    the capabilities of two products into a single unified product that
    provides us the security intelligence platform we need to run our
--  "Combining both Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Firewall is a
    logical step -- it combines the real-time analytics and the ability to
    do ex-post and forensic analytics on database activities," said Martin
    Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst at Kuppinger-Cole. "Oracle
    also raises the bar with its broad support for heterogeneous database
ronments. We recommend evaluating this new offering as the
    baseline solution for database security."

Supporting Resources 

--  Introducing Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Webcast
--  About Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall
--  About Oracle Database Security
--  About Oracle Database 11g
--  Connect with Oracle Database via Blog, Facebook and Twitter

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