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12c Release 1 (12.1)

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1 Introduction Oracle Database Security

This chapter contains:

About Oracle Database Security

You can use the default Oracle Database features to configure security in several areas for your Oracle Database installation.

In addition, Appendix A, "Keeping Your Oracle Database Secure," provides guidelines that you should follow when you secure your Oracle Database installation.

Additional Oracle Database Security Resources

In addition to the security resources described in this guide, Oracle Database provides several other database security products.

  • Oracle Advanced Security. See Oracle Database Advanced Security Guide for information about Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Data Redaction.

  • Oracle Label Security. Oracle Label Security applies classification labels to data, allowing you to filter user access to data at the row level. See Oracle Label Security Administrator's Guide for detailed information about Oracle Label Security.

  • Oracle Database Vault. Oracle Database Vault provides fine-grained access control to your sensitive data, including protecting data from privileged users. Oracle Database Vault Administrator's Guide describes how to use Oracle Database Vault.

  • Oracle Enterprise User Security. Oracle Enterprise User Security enables you to manage user security at the enterprise level. Oracle Database Enterprise User Security Administrator's Guide explains how to configure Oracle Enterprise User Security.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Data Masking and Subsetting Pack. Data Masking and Subsetting Pack helps reduce this risk by irreversibly replacing the original sensitive data with fictitious data so that production data can be shared safely with IT developers or offshore business partners. See Oracle Database Testing Guide for additional information.

In addition to these products, you can find the latest information about Oracle Database security, such as new products and important information about security patches and alerts, by visiting the Security Technology Center on Oracle Technology Network at