Oracle Introduces Key Vault Software Appliance to Manage Encryption Keys

Enables centralized management of oracle database encryption master keys, oracle wallet files, java keystores, and more

Encryption is widely recognized as the gold standard for protecting data privacy, but encryption is only as strong as its key management. Critical credential files such as Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Secure Shell (SSH) key files, and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate files are often widely distributed across servers and server clusters that use error-prone synchronization and backup mechanisms.

As organizations increasingly encrypt data at rest and on the network, securely managing all the encryption keys and credential files in the data center has become a major challenge. At the same time, organizations also need to comply with stringent regulatory requirements for managing keys and certificates. Many global regulations and industry standards call for audits demonstrating that keys are routinely rotated, properly destroyed, and accessed solely by authorized entities.

"As the need to encrypt data increases, both within the Oracle Database and beyond, encryption key management becomes a challenge," said Brad Peiffer, director of IT data management services at Educational Testing Service. "We are looking forward to the new Oracle Key Vault solution that will allow us to centrally manage our Oracle wallet files, encryption keys, and certificates. Oracle Key Vault can simplify operations and help us improve our security posture and regulatory compliance."

The latest addition to the Oracle Database security portfolio provides secure, centralized management of encryption keys and credential files in the data center, including Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Kerberos keytab files, SSH key files, and SSL certificate files.

Optimized for the Oracle technology stack, including Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Key Vault can be deployed seamlessly in existing environments, says Oracle.

Built for x86-64 hardware, the fully integrated software appliance uses Oracle Linux and Oracle Database technology for security, availability, and scalability.


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