Database Security Solutions

The threat to data has never been greater. Oracle Database helps reduce the risk of a data breach and simplifies regulatory compliance with security solutions for encryption and key management, granular access controls, flexible data masking, comprehensive activity monitoring, and sophisticated auditing capabilities.

Oracle Database security products

Why database security is critical

Mitigate risks from misconfigured databases

Databases are complex systems with hundreds of parameters, profile options, and configuration directives—an almost infinite combination of settings. A misconfigured database increases the risk of an exploit that gains unauthorized access. Oracle security solutions assess risks from security configurations and users and identify areas where those risks can be mitigated or eliminated.

Render stolen data useless

Hackers can steal clear-text database data directly from the database, storage, exports, or backups. Most data privacy regulations require or encourage masking or encryption of data at-rest and in-motion. Oracle Database offers comprehensive encryption, key management, and masking capabilities that scale to enterprise-level workloads.

Restrict unauthorized access by privileged users

Privileged users manage databases, but should all of them be able to access sensitive data? Reduce data breach risk from hackers or misuse of insider trust. Enforce separation of duties and prevent data theft, even from accounts with compromised passwords. Use context-sensitive security policies to control sensitive database options.

Monitor access and demonstrate compliance

A breach can be blocked or mitigated if inappropriate access attempts are detected quickly. Audit database activities and monitor SQL queries in real-time. Use built-in and customized reports to address compliance requirements.

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

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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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SOHO Media Solutions Chooses Oracle Data Safe to Improve Database Security and Address GDPR Compliance

May 2, 2024

SQL Firewall Now Built into Oracle Database 23ai

Vipin Samar, Oracle Senior Vice President, Database Security

We’re thrilled to announce the integration of a powerful 23ai SQL Firewall into Oracle Database 23ai. Our new solution effectively addresses both SQL injection attacks and compromised account issues.

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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, encrypting data at rest and in motion, 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 the database security product management team. Office Hours helps you fully leverage the multitude of enterprise-strength database security tools available to your organization.

Learning Library

Continuing database security education

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.

Get started with Oracle database security

Try Data Safe at no cost

Oracle Cloud trial accounts include the ability to register one on-premises (or third-party cloud) database with Data Safe at no cost. Learn what Data Safe can do to simplify the work of securing your database.

Run the Database Security Assessment Tool

Quickly assess database security posture and get recommendations to mitigate risks.

Try the solutions for yourself

Explore the database security workshops on Oracle LiveLabs and try these solutions for yourself.

Contact sales

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