Enterprise Manager CIS Benchmark Certification Eases Adoption of Secure Database Best Practices

It only takes a single mistake for the “bad guys” to be able to exploit a misconfiguration and exfiltrate your data. Thanks to the Center for Internet Security, Oracle Database users can avoid such scenarios by following the best practices defined by CIS.  With the high rate of change in DevOps-oriented development teams and the profilferation of data across on-premise and cloud environments, database administrators now have an easy way to comply with these standards right within Oracle Enterprise Manager.

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Fall 2019 Update to Oracle Enterprise Manager App on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Get started using OEM 13c on OCI using the Oracle Enterprise Manager app in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The Cloud Marketplace image of EM13c now is based on the 13.3PG Bundle Patch release and installs on an Oracle Database 19.3c.

  • The Enterprise Manager version deployed by the app is the 13.3PG Release with the latest Aug 2019 Bundle Patch for the OMS & Agent Platform.
  • The Database version deployed by the app for the OMR is Oracle Database 19.3c.
  • The Linux host leverages the latest OCI Linux image: OEL 7.7 – which includes a variety of security fixes.
  • The included WebLogic for Oracle Enterprise Manager has been updated with the latest security patches.
  • We’ve updated the Java Development Kit (JDK) to the latest JDK certified for Oracle Enterprise Manager (JDK build 1.7.0_231).
  • We’ve included the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager Diagnostic Kit, which is EMDIAG Version 19.08.01.

Announcing a Certified VMware Solution on Oracle Cloud

At OpenWorld 2019, the two companies announced a groundbreaking partnership, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, that will accelerate the pace of digital transformation for organizations around the world. For the first time, customers can now build VMware virtual server environments natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They can do so with full operational equivalence to their on-premises VMware environments, using VMware management tools to manage resources in their own data centers and in Oracle Cloud.

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In an Industry First, Oracle Brings Autonomous Operation to Linux

Introducing Oracle Autonomous Linux

Patching and securing systems is an ongoing challenge for IT. Tasks can be tedious, error prone, and difficult to manage in large-scale cloud environments. With Oracle Autonomous Linux, you can rely on autonomous capabilities to ensure that your systems are secure and highly available and to prevent cyberattacks.

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