Advanced Security

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Subject: Advanced Security
Posted by:  Evan (eehre…
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006

I am looking for opinions on ASO.
We have Oracle (,
There are hundreds of users accessing the database from Windows boxes.
There are five app servers accessing the database from UNIX boxes.

There is a firewall around the entire site, but "non-trusted"
staff/temps/etc. have access to core machines.

The databases may contain sensitive data related to SSN/Credit Card,
FURPA and HIPPA laws.

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How important is ASO for our environment?
What are the risks?
Can you (I) make a case to install it on all machines?