Founded in 1906, Dongguk University is one of the Republic of Korea’s leading private higher education institutions, serving 30,200 local and international students at its campuses in Seoul; Gyeongju; and Los Angeles, California. Dongguk strives to become one of the top 10 universities in the world by 2020 and is committed to a future-oriented educational system, based on internationalization and management development programs.
Dongkuk University deployed a Web-based student administrative research system (which it called uDRISM) to provide more efficient student services, including course registration and certificate issuance. The system contains important and sensitive data for all staff and students. Teachers, employees, and graduate students across different campuses have access to the system at various privilege levels.
Dongguk University chose Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall because it allows the auditing of privileged user activity at the database level, consolidating audit trails into a central and secure repository, and then reporting on regulatory compliance.
In 2008, Dongkuk University implemented Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall ensured seamless integration with the existing environment and provided an optimized solution for supporting the university’s desired audit functions.
“We trust Oracle products to be reliable and perform at a high level, and Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall was no exception. The solution greatly improves the transparency and security of our administrative research system,” said Sang-kuk Moon, team leader and senior manager, information planning team, Dongguk University.
In May 2009, Dongguk University conducted a proof-of-concept with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, and deployed the solution to support its student administrative research system in September 2009.
After the Republic of Korea passed the 2011 Personal Information Protection Act, Dongguk University used Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall’s command rule functionality to ensure compliance by recording data regarding user logins to the required audit system.