Cloud Guard

Improve your security posture with Oracle Cloud Guard, a complimentary service included in your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) customer tenancy. Detect threats, pinpoint misconfigurations, and monitor insecure activity across tenancies with ease. Empower your security administrators with outstanding visibility to help swiftly resolve cloud security issues.

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Cloud Guard benefits

Get a global view of your security posture

You can monitor and detect issues across global Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancies consisting of compartments and resources, across all subscribed regions. This enables you to adopt a cloud security posture management strategy with a global and centralized approach to help keep your OCI tenancies secure. Cloud Guard identifies problems for newly created resources and can be applied to your root compartment and inherit every child compartment and resource.

Integrated and automated remediation

Cloud Guard provides integrated and automated remediation with detector recipes and responder recipes. A Cloud Guard responder is an action that Cloud Guard can take when a detector has identified a problem. There are two types of responders.

  • Notification responder: sends problem details to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Events Service
  • Remediation responder: takes an action against a problem, either automatically or on confirmation from the user—all responder activity is logged as OCI Audit events

Users can configure responders to execute immediately or confirm with the user before executing. Users can also disable responders.

Integrated threat detection for user activities and user behaviors

The threat detection tool identifies critical events as problems and provides actionable recommendations for immediate response. The problems can be handled in three different ways.

  • Remediated: fixed using the Cloud Guard responder
  • Resolved: fixed using another process
  • Dismissed: closed out

The threat detection tool proactively monitors budding incidents as they develop and gives a comprehensive view of the chain of events that drives scoring.

Integrate Cloud Guard with external SIEM tools

Cloud Guard allows for integration with OCI Events, OCI Notifications, and OCI Functions to provide robust extensibility. This means customers can export their Cloud Guard logs containing threat detection problem data to their centralized external security information and event management (SIEM) systems (such as IBM QRadar and Splunk) for further analysis and action. Customers also have the option to create tickets in their service management systems to address the identified problems.

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September 13, 2023

Tune your cloud security with conditional detector rules in Oracle Cloud Guard

Sunil Joshi, Oracle Solution Architect

We recently published a tutorial that walks you through configuring conditional detector rules for Cloud Guard. When you understand how to use conditions, you can apply the approach to most types of detector rules. This capability allows for more flexibility in managing your cloud security posture.

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    • 5 OCI Bastions
    • 1 WAF instance and up to 10 million requests per month
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    • Identity for up to 18,750 consumer users

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    • Cloud Guard
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    • Web Application Firewall on Flexible Load Balancers


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