Pillars of protection—A holistic view of enterprise security

October 20, 2023 | 2 minute read
Honglin Su
VP of Product Management, Oracle Linux and Virtualization
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Recently we published a paper, Pillars of protection—A holistic view of enterprise security, which defines the three things (people, platform, and data) you need to protect each layer of your environment and explains how you can build pillars of protection using the security advantages of Oracle Linux and Virtualization.

Cyberattacks are on the rise, which means that a strong security program is a must to defend your business from attackers. However, building firewalls to keep bad actors out is not enough anymore. Tools like Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) are necessary, but they too aren’t enough. Building in layers of protection in your data center and in the cloud is recommended. At every layer of your environment, you need to protect three things: people, the platform, and your data. We call these the “Pillars of Protection” and it's necessary for all three pillars to be engaged to protect your data center and cloud instances from cyberattacks.

At Oracle, the security of our customers’ data is the top priority. That’s why integrated security controls have been designed into each layer of the stack, from the applications down to the operating system, virtualization, and hardware components, including servers, host adapters, and storage. Oracle provides the necessary tools and security practices that help you build pillars of protection for both private and public cloud deployments, providing a secure foundation for your workloads. 

The operating system you use can have a significant impact on your business. Oracle Linux provides state-of-the-art security technologies that help safeguard the three pillars of protection to help you stay ahead of cyberattacks. You can delve into the details in the paper Pillars of protection—A holistic view of enterprise security.

Join us on October 25, 2023, at 9:00 AM PDT, for the State of the Penguin webinar. You’ll hear from Oracle Linux leadership on the Open Enterprise Linux Association (OpenELA)’s mission to keep Linux free and open for everyone, as well as other insights on Oracle’s open source initiatives. Register to attend.

Get more information about Oracle Linux Security or contact an Oracle Linux representative to discuss Oracle Linux consulting services and see how Oracle Linux can help you protect your people, platforms, and data. To learn more, visit

Honglin Su

VP of Product Management, Oracle Linux and Virtualization

Honglin Su leads the product management team for Oracle Linux and Virtualization to help customers transform their traditional data centers to the cloud.

You can follow him on Twitter @honglinsu

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