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Oracle moves into hosted security space




Oracle moves into hosted security space
Oracle moves into hosted security space



http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2214096/oracle-move-security-space 

By Tom Young
Computing
11 Apr 2008

In a surprise move database vendor Oracle has announced it is to offer a 
hosted web security service.

Oracle follows security companies such as Symantec, Scansafe and Mcafee 
into the "security as a service" space.

The new approach to security reflects a move away from the "bolt- on" 
method many companies have, said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president of 
Oracle Server Technologies.

"For too long companies have struggled with implementing, managing and 
maintaining separate security models for each individual application in 
their IT environment," he said.

"Service-Oriented Security aims to abstract these fragmented and 
hard-coded policies by providing a standards-based, architectural model 
to centralize the management of these silos."

Oracle - whose service will launch later this year - says companies will 
be able to decouple security features from particular applications and 
centralise security processes.

Gartner believes security as a service will see an annual growth rate of 
more than 30 per cent through 2012, as companies move more broadly to 
using web.hosted applications.

The global enterprise security market is worth more than 5.5bn annually, 
and is growing over 10 per cent a year, according to Canalys research.


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