The Gately Report: Cybersecurity Fundamental to Oracle's 21st Century Technology VisionThe Gately Report: Cybersecurity Fundamental to Oracle's 21st Century Technology Vision
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September 25, 2023
Cybersecurity will be a big part of Oracle‘s vision for 21st century technology powering the future of numerous industries.
That’s according to Mahesh Thiagarajan, Oracle’s executive vice president of security and developer platform. We spoke with him during last week’s Oracle CloudWorld 2023.
During his keynote, Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said several industries can transform using 21st century technologies.
Oracle’s Mahesh Thiagarajan
“Security is part of the unified cloud story that Larry and [Oracle executive vice president] Clay Magouyrk talked about,” Thiagarajan said. “At Oracle, the security technologies that we build are first built for us, for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). And those security technologies are then used by SaaS, our industry verticals in our portfolio. Then we give that to our customers. It’s one common homogenous platform. We put our energy and ensure all of the technologies that we build are available for that as well. So the things that are going to us, that are going to power the application, that are going to power the 21st century technology powering the future, are all going to be built on this fundamental, which is the infrastructure layer that carries the cybersecurity capabilities transparently passing through.”
3 Pillars for 21st Century Technology Security Vision
Thiagarajan said there are three pillars that drive his organization when it comes to cybersecurity.
“One, when you think about products, ensuring that we have simple and prescriptive services because there’s enough cloud services at this point, everybody’s got to keep up to speed, so our ability to offer security has to be simple and prescriptive, easy to use,” he said. “The second pillar is really around deep integration. Our security posture has to be deeply integrated across the stack. The third pillar is the cloud migration journey by itself is hard so we will work with you to define the basic set of capabilities and functionalities that you need in OCI to be absolutely secure on our cloud, get the de facto prescriptive principles and others.”
Oracle has more than 15 key security partners who build their services on its cloud and offer it to all customers from its cloud, Thiagarajan said. In addition, they also integrate their products with Oracle security products.
“So when I talk about deeply integrated, I’m talking about pervasively going across the unified cloud stack … to make sure that we provide an integrated identity and access management (IAM), and network security across multiple clouds and making sure I bring all of the partners and allow them to offer technologies in the ecosystem to customers so they have flexibility and choice,” he said.
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