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Oracle Announces New Cloud Security Services

Oracle announced this week at the company’s OpenWorld convention the launch of new cloud security services and improvements to existing products.

One of the new offerings is the Oracle Identity Security Operations Center (SOC), a context-aware intelligence and automation solution designed to help organizations detect and respond to sophisticated threats targeting users, applications, data and cloud workloads.

The Identity SOC leverages the newly released Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service, which provides security incident and event management (SIEM) and user and entity behavioral analytics (UEBA) capabilities.

Two other major components of the Identity SOC are the Oracle CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) Cloud Service, which enables organizations to protect business-critical cloud infrastructure and data, and the Oracle Identity Cloud Service, described by the company as a “next-generation comprehensive security and identity platform.”

Oracle also announced that the threat detection and data protection capabilities of the CASB Cloud Service have been expanded. The company says the service now offers enhanced security for both structured and unstructured data with new built-in data loss prevention (DLP) features, and new anti-malware and anti-ransomware capabilities.

The Identity SOC suite integrates with the new Oracle Management Cloud suite, a complete IT security and management solution that combines Management Cloud, Application Performance Monitoring Service, and Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service. The company said the security-related enhancements to Management Cloud are powered by machine learning.Oracle OpenWorld keynote

“Our vision for security and management is very simple. We need all of the data in one place. We need purpose-built machine learning that can be used by security and operations professionals, not data scientists. We need automated remediation that does not require human effort. And that’s what we’ve built with Oracle Management Cloud,” Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said in his keynote at OpenWorld.

Ellison compared the Management Cloud service to products offered by Splunk and attempted to convince the audience that Oracle’s solutions are far better. He also poked Amazon Web Services (AWS) when introducing his company’s new autonomous database.

Another new service announced by Oracle is the Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service, which helps organizations ensure continuous compliance.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.