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Database security

Reduce the risk of a data breach and simplify compliance with database security solutions for encryption, key management, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing.

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Top 5 cloud security trends for 2021 and beyond

Learn how IT leaders adjust priorities to keep their organizations more secure, and what could be the most impactful emerging cybertrends.

Recognized Leader: Database Security

Oracle again named overall leader in the 2021 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Database and Big Data Security.

New fourth edition ebook: Securing the Oracle Database

Explore all aspects of database security, including best practices, architectural diagrams, code snippets, and much more. Use this resource to learn about today's threats and how to mitigate risks to sensitive data.

Benefits of database security

Defend against threats with machine learning

Automate database security, including critical patches. Save time and minimize human error.

Article: Thinking Autonomous (PDF)

Integrated solutions for better performance

Oracle Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Database Vault operate directly from the database kernel, meaning they’re faster and easier to maintain.

Why Choose Oracle? Transparent Data Encryption (PDF)

Mitigate risks from users, data, and configurations

Get security assessments, activity auditing, sensitive data discovery, and data masking with Oracle Data Safe, a unified database security cloud service.

Take a product tour of Data Safe

IDC report: Data Intelligence: Safely Protecting Cloud and On-Premises Databases

Automated, always-on, and architected-in security

Oracle Autonomous Database enhances security while reducing the risk of human error by including features like always-on encryption, automated patching, and preconfigured separation of duties.

Read the ebook

Get hands-on experience using Oracle security solutions with LiveLabs guided workshops.

Database security solutions

Know your security posture and risk profile

Discover the sensitive and personal data in your database, assess how securely your database is configured, and get recommendations on improving security with Oracle database security assessment solutions.


Secure sensitive data at its core

Reduce the risk of a data breach and noncompliance with Oracle’s data protection solutions for a wide range of use cases, including encryption and key management, redaction, masking, and subsetting.


Enforce the principle of least privilege

Gain protection from stolen application service accounts and compromised admin accounts with solutions that offer separation of duties and multifactor authentication to enforce policies based on security privileges.


Detect threats and improve reporting

Detect and block threats in database activity, simplify and accelerate compliance reporting, and help to identify risky user behavior with Oracle’s database auditing and monitoring solutions.


Get automatic protection from attacks

Oracle Autonomous Database, now with Oracle Data Safe, automatically protects itself from vulnerabilities and attacks via zero-downtime patching, always-on encryption, separation of duties, and auditing.


Optimally run Oracle Database

Reduce operational complexities by consolidating Oracle Database onto Oracle Exadata, which is coengineered with Oracle Database to deliver unique performance and security advantages, including database-aware optimizations.


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Oracle database security customer successes

Oracle database security customers leverage a wide range of solutions to protect sensitive data from internal and external threats and to simplify and accelerate compliance efforts.

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Epsilon uses Oracle Advanced Security to encrypt customer data as they move to the cloud

Benefits of Oracle database security

December 16, 2020

Here’s Your Opportunity to Try Data Safe Cloud Security for Free

Michael Mesaros, Director of Product Management, Database Security

Oracle Data Safe is now available for securing databases running on-premises or in the cloud. Data Safe is easy to deploy and simple to use and Oracle now offers a completely free tenancy and 30-day trial for the innovative database security cloud service. Learn how to use Data Safe's features, including security assessments, user risk assessments, sensitive data discovery, data masking, and activity auditing through our LiveLabs program. Read the blog post to learn about all the risk-free resources available for trying Data Safe.

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Cloud readiness

Introduction to Oracle database security

Familiarize yourself with Oracle Database’s rich set of security features and options to manage user accounts, authentication, privileges, application security, encryption, network traffic, auditing, and more.


Oracle database security documentation

Explore Oracle’s robust documentation for database security to understand functionality, improve your own skills, and troubleshoot issues. Dedicated sections include access management, application security, data encryption and redaction, and more.


AskTOM database security Office Hours

AskTOM Office Hours offers free, open Q&A sessions with Oracle Database experts who are eager to help you fully leverage the multitude of enterprise-strength database security tools available to your organization.

Learning Library

Oracle Learning Library

Discover content based on category, product, or content type with Oracle Learning Library. You can also learn new skills to help you develop your career and even collaborate with other users.

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Try Oracle Autonomous Database

Try Autonomous Database with tools such as Oracle Application Express and Oracle SQL Developer.

Run the Database Security Assessment Tool

Quickly identify your database security posture and get recommendations to mitigate risks.

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Talk to a team member about Oracle database security.