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23 Feb 2015
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Enabling Mobile Application Management with Secure Enterprise Single Sign On [41056]
Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) addresses BYOD challenges

Carlos Chang writes, "Oracle Mobile Security Suite (OMSS) addresses BYOD challenges by isolating corporate from personal data on consumers' personal mobile devices without needing to lockdown the entire device. Using a technique called containerization; the Oracle Mobile Security Suite creates a Secure Workspace (SWS) in which corporate applications,email and data are stored. Only authenticated users can access the secure workspace to run applications and access data and only applications provisioned or approved by corporate IT can be installed and executed from within this secure workspace. If the device is lost or stolen, corporate IT can remotely wipe the secure workspace without affecting any personal data..."
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16 Feb 2015
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Security Configuration in LDAP Adapter [40937]
Oracle Adapter for LDAP is a JCA resource adapte

Anuj Kaushal writes, "In this post we'll discuss the various security options that are available as part of the LDAP Adapter configuration. Oracle Adapter for LDAP is a JCA resource adapter that provides bi-directional connectivity with LDAP v3 compliant directory servers*.

To be able to perform LDAP Operations, the adapter needs to establish a connection to communicate with a target LDAP directory server. For this, it is required to configure the resource adapter connection properties which will be used by the adapter to connect to the directory server..."
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03 Feb 2015
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Data Encryption ... Software vs Hardware [40706]
What's Better and Why

John Szlendak asks, "Software vs Hardware Encryption, What's Better and Why..

People often ask me, when it comes to storage (or data-at-rest) encryption, what's better, File System Encryption (FSE) which is done in software by the storage controller, or Full Disk Encryption (FDE) which is done in hardware via specialized Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs).

Both methods are very effective in providing security protection against data breaches and theft, but differ in their granularity, flexibility and cost. A good example of this is to compare Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance that uses very granular File System Encryption versus NetApp storage that uses Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs)..."
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27 Jan 2015
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Data Encryption ... Be Safe or Be Sorry [40578]
How to Prevent the Next Data Breach with Encryption (Part 1)

John Szlendak writes, "Another day, another costly data breach headline. This time, it was Sony Pictures as the victim of a devastating cyber attack. Newspapers report that North Korean hackers broke into Sony's computer systems stealing and exposing a trove of sensitive documents. The studio's reputation is in tatters as embarrassing revelations spill from tens of thousands of leaked emails, private documents and other company sensitive materials. Millions of dollars in lawsuits are expected from ex-employees over leaked Social Security number and other personal information.

Sony is not alone..."
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22 Jan 2015
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Why Customers Should Upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) to Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) [40462]
By Forest Yin

Forest Yin writes, "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is the foundation of Identity Management. LDAP directories are designed to store identity and policy information and provide runtime access to that information. Oracle's Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) is the most widely deployed directory in the industry with thousands of production deployments. Some customer deployments include hundreds of millions of entries and even over a billion entries for a single deployment..."
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20 Jan 2015
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January 2015 Critical Patch Update Released [40461]
By Eric P. Maurice

Eric writes that Oracle "released the January 2015 Critical Patch Update. This Critical Patch Update provides 169 new fixes for security issues across a wide range of product families including: Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Supply Chain Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle JDEdwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle iLearning, Oracle Java SE, Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, and Oracle MySQL..."
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