Oracle product passes security test
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Apr 05, 2000
Oracle Advanced Security has passed one of the most rigorous evaluations
to certify that it meets high-level security requirements for federal agencies,
Oracle Corp. announced Tuesday.
Oracle Advanced Security for Oracle8i Release 8.1.6 — a suite of features
that protect enterprise networks and extend security over the Internet — has received Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1 Level 2 validation.
The FIPS 140-1 Level 2 designation certifies that data transmitted to the
database is protected with strong cryptographic algorithms, according to
an Oracle statement.
The Oracle Advanced Security option protects against threats to the security
of an organization's networks. It ensures data integrity, privacy, authentication
and authorization in the transmission of data over internal and external
The standards were established by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology and have required agencies since June 30, 1997, to buy cryptographic
modules. Such modules, like the Oracle Advance Security option, encrypt
data, authenticate users' identities and rely on digital signatures, private-key
management and other services that have been validated by government-accredited
Products are validated for FIPS 140-1 at security levels ranging from Level
1, which is the lowest, to Level 4, the highest. The standard applies to
data, such as medical records, tax information and personnel records, that
may not be deemed classified but that needs to be protected during transmission