Oracle's Endpoint Device Security Policy


Oracle policy requires the use of antivirus, intrusion protection, and firewall solutions on endpoint devices such as laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Additionally, all computers running a Windows operating system that hold Oracle data must have automated Microsoft security updates enabled. Security updates for all other devices and operating systems must be installed upon notification of their availability. Desktops and laptops that receive, store, access, transmit or otherwise handle Oracle or customer information must be encrypted using approved software. Reports are provided to lines of business management to verify deployment of device encryption for their organization.

Protection Against Malicious Code

Antivirus software must be scheduled to perform daily threat definition updates and virus scans.

The Oracle Information Technology (OIT) organization keeps antivirus products and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) up to date with virus definitions and security updates. OIT is responsible for notifying internal Oracle system users of both any credible virus threats and when security updates are available. OIT provides automation to verify antivirus configuration.

Oracle employees are required to comply with email instructions from OIT and are responsible for promptly reporting to the Oracle employee helpdesk any virus or suspected virus infection that cannot be resolved by antivirus software.

Employees are prohibited from altering, disabling, or removing antivirus software and the security update service from any computer. Any Oracle employee who is discovered violating this standard may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Endpoint Device Encryption

To protect sensitive Oracle information, Oracle personnel are required to install Oracle-approved, full disk encryption software on their laptops and desktops, except where approved for justifiable business purposes. Data on the disk can only be accessed through the use of a private key stored as a password-protected file on the disk. A preboot login manager allows authorized users to login to unlock the key, boot the operating system, and access the data.

Enterprise Mobility Management

Oracle has a mobile-device management program and associated solutions for protecting data on employee-owned mobile devices. These solutions support all common mobile device operating systems and platforms. OIT and corporate security organizations regularly promote awareness of mobile device security and good practice.