What's New in Oracle Database Security?

The Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) security features and enhancements described in this section comprise the overall effort to provide superior access control, privacy, and accountability with this release of the database.

The following sections describe new security features of Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) and provide pointers to additional information:

New Features in Virtual Private Database

To provide enhanced access control, privacy, and performance, the following enhancements have been added to Virtual Private Database (VPD), a feature of the Enterprise Edition:

New Features in Auditing

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) includes the following new auditing features:

New PL/SQL Encryption Package: DBMS_CRYPTO

In this release, a new flexible interface, DBMS_CRYPTO, is provided to encrypt especially sensitive stored data, or it can also be used in conjunction with PL/SQL programs running network communications. This new interface provides support for the following features:

DBMS_CRYPTO is intended to replace the DBMS_OBFUSCATION_TOOLKIT, providing greater ease of use and support for a range of algorithms to accommodate new and existing systems.

See Also:

Chapter 17, "Developing Applications Using Data Encryption" for information about how to use this package