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How Imperva Mitigates Security Threats in Oracle Cloud Infrastructures

How Imperva Mitigates Security Threats in Oracle Cloud Infrastructures

Most organizations today rely on an unprecedented number of computing resources to build, deploy and scale the workflows and applications they need to succeed. They are responsible for more data than ever before, on-premises and in the cloud, which presents them with challenges they’ve never faced. Every new infrastructure that organizations adopt to accelerate development presents new security concerns; improperly set data access controls, insider threats, service misconfigurations, application/API vulnerabilities, and credential stuffing, to name a few.

Security complexity has hindered cloud agility

The cloud has revolutionized IT, offering organizations a strategic accelerator to rapidly pursue new market initiatives and adapt their operations in the face of new business challenges and opportunities. However, uncertainty about how best to overcome security risks and ensure regulatory compliance has slowed cloud adoption historically.

Significant differences between on-premises and cloud database environments have led organizations to try extending traditional database security tools to their cloud environments. Often they encounter unavoidable limitations, from the technical impossibility of installing agents on database as a service (DBaaS) deployments, to the practical limitations of directing all cloud database traffic through a proxy service. This has resulted in organizations using a patchwork of individual tools. This approach raises the likelihood of human error, unnecessarily increasing the risk of a breach or compliance failure.

Automation for many data security and regulatory compliance tasks reduces, and in some cases, may eliminate the burden placed on data security teams to manually keep compliance updates, records, and audit trails. Imperva Data Security Fabric can help save time and reduce the cost of securing data by unifying security tasks including data activity monitoring, sensitive data discovery, classification, compliance, risk analytics, and threat detection.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) technologies and capabilities have transformed how organizations develop applications and drive digital transformation. To ensure that organizations deploying OCI realize maximum value from their investment, Imperva is bringing the application and data security solutions that OCI customers need to address and mitigate their security concerns; helping them protect their applications, APIs, and data hosted in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Integrating Imperva’s flexible, scalable hybrid Data Security Fabric with OCI enables customers to simplify their data migration, and automate compliance monitoring of cloud data instances. Based on their record of success in facilitating secure data migration for OCI users. Imperva Data Security Fabric (DSF) has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise status and is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Powered by Oracle Cloud, Imperva DSF provides organizations with an approach for enabling security, compliance and governance outcomes. Security teams can benefit by simplifying the protection of the organization’s diverse data ecosystem, with single-pane-of-glass administration, integration with other IT security investments, and broad database coverage.

Imperva DSF provides unified data-centric security controls across the entire data landscape offering scalability and simpler infrastructure. Imperva DSF helps discover and protect sensitive data types, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, as enterprise customers migrate from globally dispersed data centers to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In addition, Imperva DSF supports several Oracle Database versions including Oracle Database 19c, and Oracle Database 21c, as well as Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW).

Here is how Imperva DSF powered by Oracle Cloud mitigates security threats for OCI customers:

Gain visibility into and secure all data stores. Imperva DSF gains visibility into structured, semistructured, and unstructured data types; enabling across-the-board data discovery, classification, assessment, and protection of all OCI data stores, such as Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW), Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP), and more.

Imperva DSF enables users of OCI data stores to identify sensitive data and know what type of sensitive data they have, the quantity of the sensitive data, and its location. This level of intelligence allows security teams to identify the risk to the organization if the sensitive data is exposed or lost. It also helps them decide how to mitigate the risks associated with different types of data and users with privileged access to database operations or sensitive data.

Turn security alerts into actionable insights. Imperva DSF enables security teams to pull security events in real-time with OCI integrations to increase the speed of resolution with context-aware analytics. Organizations can on-board and scale security with DevOps integration, and rapidly provision, configure, and scale Imperva DSF with leading DevOps tools, like Terraform.

What the experts are saying

“The cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community,” said David Hicks, group vice president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. “Imperva’s commitment to innovation with Oracle Cloud along with knowledgeable execution can help our mutual customers deploy cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions optimized to meet critical business needs.”

“Improving the customer experience is a top business priority driving digital transformation. With customers becoming more attuned to the value of their data and the risks present as a result, organizations need to consider security and data protection as part of this transformation,” said Jennifer Glenn, Research Director for the IDC Security and Trust Group. “For Oracle customers considering moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Imperva Data Security Fabric can provide visibility and automation across each environment, helping protect critical data at each stage of the migration.”

“Imperva and Oracle have collaborated for years, helping mutual customers monitor and secure their sensitive data,” says Dan Neault, SVP and GM, Data Security, Imperva. “We are excited to share that we have extended our platform to customers migrating their data to OCI with Imperva Data Security Fabric, now available in the Oracle Cloud marketplace.”

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