PETALING JAYA: There is a huge opportunity for network security to help empower and generate growth for any business, as opposed to its traditional image as a backend cost-centre, according to Oracle Corp.
According to the database vendor, 87% of enterprises cite security as the main barrier to adopting cloud-computing solutions.
It said this is exacerbated by the increasing complexity of IT eco-systems, brought on by trends such as the rise of mobile computing and the Bring Your Own Device movement.
"There has been a huge global shift in the way businesses operate within the IT eco-system and the traditional ways of protecting an organisation are no longer applicable in the face of new threats," said Benjamin Mah, Oracle Asia Pacific director of business development for enterprise security.
The means organisations now have to contend with the challenge of controlling mobilised workers - which include outsourced staff - while ensuring their data is protected against multiple threats and intrusions.
These dangers include insider breaches, stolen credentials, and employee behaviour on social media.
To address these concerns, Oracle has come up with its Next Generation Unified Security Platform.
"Knowing your users and how they authenticate themselves onto your network, as well as knowing their roles and what accessibility they are supposed to have, while staying compliant with accurate auditing, requires a unified security approach," Mah said.
"We believe that mobile devices can be managed with one sign-on process while maximum data security architecture includes delivering perimeter defences, monitoring, access control and encryption processes."