Empowered by digital transformation initiatives with myriad benefits, from lower total cost of ownership to improved quality of experience, today’s organizations have quickly embraced cloud migrations. In fact, a recent survey revealed more than 88% of respondents already use the cloud in more than one form. The research shows that of companies with more than 10,000 employees, 17% already run all their applications in the cloud. But for most the companies the infrastructure is hybrid, with applications distributed across on-premises data centers and one or more cloud providers. In fact, two-thirds of the respondents said they use two or more clouds.
In that hybrid and multicloud world, establishing a consistent security framework with enterprise-level threat protection for your applications and their associated data is critical. Even when placed at the forefront of a cloud provider’s architecture design, security of the cloud platform is only half the job.
As dictated by the shared responsibility model, it falls to the user to protect their workloads and to configure services and applications securely to meet compliance objectives. That’s why Oracle and Fortinet have partnered to help organizations to implement zero-trust security across their on-premises and cloud environments.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Gen 2 Cloud uniquely centers on being autonomous and secure, delivering built-in protection to mitigate threats, rich AI-based visual analytics, and industry-leading scalability and availability. With Fortinet on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, customers can continue to use the familiar tools and management from Fortinet that they know and trust as they migrate workloads to Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud. This partnership ensures that they’re consistently protected, compliant, and that all security events are tracked, whether on-premises or off.
Deployable directly from Oracle Cloud Marketplace, Fortinet solutions are comprised of robust security and management tools that enable Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to defend workloads and applications from threats to both hybrid and multicloud environments. They work with consistent enforcement, visibility, and deep, multilayer protection.
Figure 1: Reference Architecture diagram for deploying E-Business Suite multitier application architecture with Fortinet security solutions.
Even better? Oracle and Fortinet have developed a reference architecture for running popular Oracle enterprise resource planning applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, such as E-Business Suite (EBS) and PeopleSoft. By securing these applications with Fortinet solutions, available in cloud native form factors on Oracle Cloud and as physical appliances, organizations can transition from on-premises to Oracle Cloud, while ensuring consistent security policies are maintained.
Fortinet solutions protect Oracle applications from security threats outside and within tiers of an architecture by deploying a zero-trust environment. For example, the Oracle PeopleSoft and Fortinet architecture use a hub-spoke design where it can implement PeopleSoft tiers.
Each spoke virtual cloud network (VCN) and hub includes a FortiGate next-generation firewall (NGFW). FortiGate NGFWs protect application environments from north-south traffic, including the following connections:
In-premises to Oracle Cloud virtual private network (VPN)
Outbound network address translation (NAT0 internet connectivity
FortiGate NGFWs also provide east-west traffic, monitoring between PeopleSoft tier spokes.
With Fortinet on Oracle Cloud, organizations can use their security solutions and deploy them natively within Oracle Cloud, producing the following important security benefits:
Lower risk and improved compliance: Fortinet broad, integrated, and machine learning-automated threat protection minimizes the impact of breaches and protects the privacy and integrity of customer data.
Easier end-to-end security management: Lean IT teams benefit from single pane-of-glass visibility and management of on-premises endpoint systems and cloud-based infrastructure.
Consistent provisioning: Oracle Cloud-native Fortinet solutions are available from Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Tight integration between Fortinet and Oracle Cloud facilitates consistent, error-free configuration and minimizes security gaps.
Simplified billing: Oracle customers can use Universal Credits within the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to pay for Fortinet solutions and services on Oracle Cloud.
Review the new reference architectures for running EBS and PeopleSoft in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, secured by Fortinet:
And be sure to register for our on-demand webinar, where cloud security experts explore how Oracle and Fortinet have worked together to ensure that you have the tools needed to secure your enterprise applications. Register to view the on-demand webinar Addressing the Security Challenges of Moving to the Cloud today!