Securing Oracle Database Data on AWS Services

Securing Oracle Database Data and Demonstrating Compliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Solution Brief

For many, the most valuable data resides in databases. It’s no secret that data breaches are becoming more common. Organizations that want to protect their reputation and bottom line must implement adequate security. Oracle’s native encryption functionality—also known as transparent data encryption (TDE)— serves as a fundamental tool for protecting sensitive data. Oracle TDE provides tablespace encryption that can be implemented with very little impact on applications accessing data protected by encryption. While TDE provides encryption it is an incomplete protection strategy by itself due to local database encryption key storage and management. This is especially the case if regulatory compliance is a consideration, because TDE encryption keys are stored locally in software on the same server as the database.